Safety Standards and Infection Control for Dental Assistants, 1st Edition

  • Ellen Dietz-Bourguignon
  • ISBN-10: 0766826597  |  ISBN-13: 9780766826595
  • 352 Pages
  • © 2002 | Published
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Sweeping changes in infection control and disease containment have had a significant impact on dentistry in the past decade. Because dental assistants are more likely to assume responsibility for this area of dental practice, it is necessary that students enrolled in dental assisting programs receive stringent training and education in infection control and environmental health. Infection Control for Dental Assistants addresses the requirements of the national Infection Control Examination (ICE) as set forth by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Task Analysis. The text is separated into five major areas according to their relevance to the dental assistant's role in infectious disease prevention, and contains numerous hands-on procedures and assessment questions designed to help readers track their comprehension and retention of presented material. Infection Control for Dental Assistants will also be helpful as a refresher resource for dental assistants already in private practice and as a chairside reference.

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Features and Benefits

  • Requirements are keyed to specific DANB Task Analysis sections and subsections, and are grouped together at the beginning of each chapter
  • Learning objectives and key terms presented at the beginning of each chapter
  • Icons depict additional vital items, such as protective gloves, masks, eyewear and clinical attire
  • DANB Infection Control Task Analysis Requirements are cross referenced by chapter at the back of the text
  • A separate Instructor's Guide includes critical thinking questions.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Microbiology and Disease Prevention Specific to Dentistry.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Microbiology.
Chapter 2: Disease Prevention in the Dental Office.
Chapter 3: Patient Assessment.
Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Considerations of Infection Control.
SECTION II: National Guidelines, Recommendations, and Regulations Affecting Dental Practice.
Chapter 5: Regulatory Government Agencies and National Associations.
Chapter 6: The Dental Office Safety Supervisor.
SECTION III: Infection Control Techniques in the Dental Office.
Chapter 7: Personal Safety and Barrier Protection.
Chapter 8: Instrument Recirculation.
Chapter 9: Surface and Equipment Asepsis.
Chapter 10: Dental Laboratory Asepsis.
Chapter 11: Infection Control in Dental Radiography.
SECTION IV: Environmental Health and Safety (Hazard Communication) In the Dental Office. Chapter 12: Hazard Communication.
Chapter 13: Waterline Bio films.
Chapter 14: Work-Related Environmental Hazards.
Chapter 15: Office Emergency Procedures.
SECTION V: Office Communications Regarding Infection Control.
Chapter 16: Marketing Infection Control

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ellen Dietz-Bourguignon

Ellen Dietz-Bourguignon, CDA, AAS, BS is an Associate Degreed CDA and has a BS in Allied Health Education in Dental Auxiliary Utilization. Ellen also holds a Community College Teaching Certificate from Suny Albany, has been Managing Editor of Dental Assisting Magazine, and has published ten books, including Dental Office Management and Safety Standards and Infection Control for Dental Assistants, both which are Thomson Delmar Learning textbooks.