This resource provides essential information on the core clinical skills and procedures dental assistants need to know. Concise and user friendly, it presents a learning system appropriate for formal education settings, lab-based programs, on-the-job training and refresher courses. Outstanding illustrations make this text ideal for the visually oriented learner.
Table of Contents
Section I: Introduction to Dental Assisting and Basic Dental Sciences.
Chapter 1: Dental Assisting-the profession.
Chapter 2: Oral Health.
Chapter 3: Head and Neck Anatomy.
Chapter 4: Tooth Anatomy and Supporting Structures.
Chapter 5: Dental Charting.
Section II: Preclinical Dental Skills.
Chapter 6: Infection Control/Sterilization Procedures.
Chapter 7: Management of Hazardous Materials.
Chapter 8: Preparation for Patient Care.
Section III: Clinical Dental Procedures.
Chapter 9: Chairside Assisting Skills.
Chapter 10: Dental Instruments and Tray System.
Chapter 11: Topical and Local Anesthetic.
Chapter 12: Dental Radiology.
Chapter 13: Endodontics.
Chapter 14: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Chapter 15: Orthodontics.
Chapter 16: Pediatric Dentistry.
Chapter 17: Periodontics.
Chapter 18: Fixed Prosthodontics.
Chapter 19: Removable Prosthodontics.
Section V: Restorative and Laboratory Materials and Techniques.
Chapter 20: Dental Cements and Restorative Materials and Techniques.
Chapter 21: Laboratory Materials and Techniques.
Section VI: Advanced Functions.
Chapter 22: Coronal Polish, Pit, and Fissure Sealants, and Bleaching Techniques.
Chapter 23: Dental Dam and Matrix and Wedge Techniques.
Chapter 24: Retraction Cord and Temporary Restorations.