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Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach, 3rd Edition

  • includes Studyware
  • Donna J. Phinney, CDA, MEd (deceased) Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA
  • Judy Halstead Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA
  • ISBN-10: 1418048739  |  ISBN-13: 9781418048730
  • 976 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2000
  • © 2008 | Published
  • List Price = $ 239.95
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About

Overview

Dynamic, comprehensive, and user-friendly aptly describes the latest edition of Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach. This best-selling text is specifically designed to help you prepare for and pass the DANB certification exam, as well as to manage the challenges of working in the modern day dental office. Prepare for your new profession with the latest information on HIPAA standards, cosmetic dentistry, and communication in the workplace. Open the companion software, an integral learning tool, which offers interaction and promises comprehension of all dental assisting areas.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • New section on radiography includes concepts in digital radiography
  • Accompanying StudyWare software now includes video clips and animations.
  • Optional Interactive Skills and Procedures software includes new activities on pathology and instrument identification as well as an audio library.
  • Even more real world photos and dynamic life-like illustrations have been added to bring dental practice to life in this highly visual text.
  • Advanced Chairside Functions are highlighted and integrated throughout the chapters

Table of Contents

Section I Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Dental Profession
Chapter 2 Communication and
Chapter 3 Ethics, Jurisprudence and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Section II Prevention and Nutrition
Chapter 4 Oral Health and Preventative Techniques
Chapter 5 Nutrition
Section III Basic Dental Sciences
Chapter 6 General Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 7 Head and Neck Anatomy
Chapter 8 Embryology and Histology
Chapter 9 Tooth Morphology
Section IV Pre-clinical Dental Skills
Chapter 10 Microbiology
Chapter 11 Infection Control
Chapter 12 Occupations Health and Safety Administration Standards (OSHA)
Chapter 13 Preparation for Patient Care
Chapter 14 Dental Charting
Chapter 15 Pharmacology
Chapter 16 Emergency Management
Section V Clinical Dental Procedures
Chapter 17 Introduction to the Dental Office and Basic Chairside Assisting
Chapter 18 Instrument Transfer and Maintaining the Operating Field
Chapter 19 Basic Chairside Instruments and Tray Systems
Chapter 20 Anesthetic and Sedation
Section VI Dental Radiography
Chapter 20 Introduction to Dental Radiography and Equipment
Chapter 21 Produce and Evaluate Dental Radiographs
Chapter 22 Extra oral and Digital Radiography
Section VII Dental Specialties
Chapter 23 Endodontics
Chapter 24 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Chapter 25 Oral Pathology
Chapter 26 Orthodontics
Chapter 27 Pediatric Dentistry
Chapter 28 Periodontics
Chapter 29 Fixed Prosthodontics
Chapter 30 Cosmetic Dentistry and whitening
Chapter 31 Removable Prosthodontics
Section VIII Restorative and Laboratory Materials and Techniques
Chapter 32 Dental Cements, Bases and Liners
Chapter 33 Restorative Materials and Dental Dam
Chapter 34 Laboratory Materials and Techniques
Section IX Dental Practice Management
Chapter 35 Dental Office Management
Chapter 36 Employment Strategies

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Electronic Classroom Manager  (ISBN-10: 1418048763 | ISBN-13: 9781418048761)

The Electronic Classroom Manager is divided into these major sections:

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418048747 | ISBN-13: 9781418048747)

Designed to correlate to Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach, this workbook is an integral part of a dynamic learning system. Essential competencies for becoming a successful dental assistant are reinforced throughout. The focus of the workbook is to help you fine tune critical thinking and problem solving skills, which are essential for working in a dental office. Use this resource along with the textbook, StudyWare CD, and the optional interactive skills and procedures CD for a well rounded review of key concepts and skills. These resources make learning both dynamic and engaging through a wide variety of exercises and activities.

List Price = $87.95  | CengageBrain Price = $87.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.00

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418048755 | ISBN-13: 9781418048754)

Interactive Skills CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1418048771 | ISBN-13: 9781418048778)

The Dental Assisting Interactive Skills and Procedures CD-ROM is designed to help you learn essential dental assisting skills. Many exercises are based on case studies of individual patients. From the case study menu, choose a patient file and then practice the dental assisting skill for that patient’s procedure. Interactive exercises provide opportunities to take blood pressure, complete oral and periodontal charts, mount radiographs, and set up dental trays for a variety of procedures. New to this edition are robust exercises related to identification of oral pathologies and instruments.

List Price = $21.95  | CengageBrain Price = $21.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $16.50

Bundle: Text + Workbook + Instrument Guide  (ISBN-10: 1428397515 | ISBN-13: 9781428397514)

List Price = $424.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $319.50

Bundle: Text + Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1428397426 | ISBN-13: 9781428397422)

Dynamic, comprehensive, and user-friendly aptly describes the latest edition of Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach. This best-selling text is specifically designed to help you prepare for and pass the DANB certification exam, as well as to manage the challenges of working in the modern day dental office. Prepare for your new profession with the latest information on HIPAA standards, cosmetic dentistry, and communication in the workplace. Open the companion software, an integral learning tool, which offers interaction and promises comprehension of all dental assisting areas.

List Price = $326.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $246.00

Bundle: Text + Workbook + WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1428397450 | ISBN-13: 9781428397453)

Dynamic, comprehensive, and user-friendly aptly describes the latest edition of Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach. This best-selling text is specifically designed to help you prepare for and pass the DANB certification exam, as well as to manage the challenges of working in the modern day dental office. Prepare for your new profession with the latest information on HIPAA standards, cosmetic dentistry, and communication in the workplace. Open the companion software, an integral learning tool, which offers interaction and promises comprehension of all dental assisting areas.

List Price = $337.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $254.00

Dental Assisting Instrument Guide  (ISBN-10: 1418052000 | ISBN-13: 9781418052003)

Do you know the difference between an explorer and a probe? If not, the Dental Assisting Instrument Guide is an essential resource for you. A large variety of dental instruments are used in practice so it is important for the dental assistant to know and understand the characteristics and functions of these instruments. The Dental Assisting Instrument Guide allows study of the instruments through photos and brief descriptions and makes identification a breeze!

List Price = $97.95  | CengageBrain Price = $97.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $73.50

Dental Terminology  (ISBN-10: 1418015229 | ISBN-13: 9781418015220)

Proper use of medical terminology is essential to the success of dental professionals. Learn the terms of the trade with this unique book. Terms are organized by specialty area for quick and easy reference. A variety of exercises are offered following each chapter providing ample opportunity to review and refresh. Whether you are new to dental terminology or simply need to brush up and review, this book is essential!

List Price = $115.95  | CengageBrain Price = $115.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $87.50

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401837344 | ISBN-13: 9781401837341)

Answers to critical thinking and posttest questions in text, ideas for student exercises, and a copy of all Practice Makes Perfect Procedure Assessment Forms.

Materials and Procedures for Today’s Dental Assistant  (ISBN-10: 1401837336 | ISBN-13: 9781401837334)

This innovative and easy-to-use book provides you with the information necessary to build an exciting career as a Dental Assistant. Inside, you'll find numerous learning aids such as boldfaced key terms, critical thinking questions, highlighted "Did You Know?" sections that point out important information, and "Practice Makes Perfect" skill sheets, which provide step-by-step guidance for you to effectively perform the procedures presented in the book. Whether you are looking to hone your skills or are just learning about the field, Materials and Procedures for Today's Dental Assistant will give you the knowledge you need to be a successful Dental Assistant.

List Price = $122.95  | CengageBrain Price = $122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.50

Student Supplements

Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111319960 | ISBN-13: 9781111319960)

List Price = $217.95  | CengageBrain Price = $217.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.50

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418048747 | ISBN-13: 9781418048747)

Designed to correlate to Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach, this workbook is an integral part of a dynamic learning system. Essential competencies for becoming a successful dental assistant are reinforced throughout. The focus of the workbook is to help you fine tune critical thinking and problem solving skills, which are essential for working in a dental office. Use this resource along with the textbook, StudyWare CD, and the optional interactive skills and procedures CD for a well rounded review of key concepts and skills. These resources make learning both dynamic and engaging through a wide variety of exercises and activities.

List Price = $87.95  | CengageBrain Price = $87.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.00

Interactive Skills CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1418048771 | ISBN-13: 9781418048778)

The Dental Assisting Interactive Skills and Procedures CD-ROM is designed to help you learn essential dental assisting skills. Many exercises are based on case studies of individual patients. From the case study menu, choose a patient file and then practice the dental assisting skill for that patient’s procedure. Interactive exercises provide opportunities to take blood pressure, complete oral and periodontal charts, mount radiographs, and set up dental trays for a variety of procedures. New to this edition are robust exercises related to identification of oral pathologies and instruments.

List Price = $21.95  | CengageBrain Price = $21.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $16.50

Bundle: Text + Workbook + Instrument Guide  (ISBN-10: 1428397515 | ISBN-13: 9781428397514)

List Price = $424.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $319.50

Bundle: Text + Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1428397426 | ISBN-13: 9781428397422)

Dynamic, comprehensive, and user-friendly aptly describes the latest edition of Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach. This best-selling text is specifically designed to help you prepare for and pass the DANB certification exam, as well as to manage the challenges of working in the modern day dental office. Prepare for your new profession with the latest information on HIPAA standards, cosmetic dentistry, and communication in the workplace. Open the companion software, an integral learning tool, which offers interaction and promises comprehension of all dental assisting areas.

List Price = $326.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $246.00

Bundle: Text + Workbook + WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1428397450 | ISBN-13: 9781428397453)

Dynamic, comprehensive, and user-friendly aptly describes the latest edition of Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach. This best-selling text is specifically designed to help you prepare for and pass the DANB certification exam, as well as to manage the challenges of working in the modern day dental office. Prepare for your new profession with the latest information on HIPAA standards, cosmetic dentistry, and communication in the workplace. Open the companion software, an integral learning tool, which offers interaction and promises comprehension of all dental assisting areas.

List Price = $337.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $254.00

Dental Assisting Instrument Guide  (ISBN-10: 1418052000 | ISBN-13: 9781418052003)

Do you know the difference between an explorer and a probe? If not, the Dental Assisting Instrument Guide is an essential resource for you. A large variety of dental instruments are used in practice so it is important for the dental assistant to know and understand the characteristics and functions of these instruments. The Dental Assisting Instrument Guide allows study of the instruments through photos and brief descriptions and makes identification a breeze!

List Price = $97.95  | CengageBrain Price = $97.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $73.50

Dental Terminology  (ISBN-10: 1418015229 | ISBN-13: 9781418015220)

Proper use of medical terminology is essential to the success of dental professionals. Learn the terms of the trade with this unique book. Terms are organized by specialty area for quick and easy reference. A variety of exercises are offered following each chapter providing ample opportunity to review and refresh. Whether you are new to dental terminology or simply need to brush up and review, this book is essential!

List Price = $115.95  | CengageBrain Price = $115.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $87.50

Materials and Procedures for Today’s Dental Assistant  (ISBN-10: 1401837336 | ISBN-13: 9781401837334)

This innovative and easy-to-use book provides you with the information necessary to build an exciting career as a Dental Assistant. Inside, you'll find numerous learning aids such as boldfaced key terms, critical thinking questions, highlighted "Did You Know?" sections that point out important information, and "Practice Makes Perfect" skill sheets, which provide step-by-step guidance for you to effectively perform the procedures presented in the book. Whether you are looking to hone your skills or are just learning about the field, Materials and Procedures for Today's Dental Assistant will give you the knowledge you need to be a successful Dental Assistant.

List Price = $122.95  | CengageBrain Price = $122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Donna J. Phinney, CDA, MEd (deceased)

Donna Phinney was a Certified Dental Assistant and Program Director for the Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. Recently deceased, she devoted her 20-year career to the dental field as a dental assistant and office manager, and later to consulting and teaching. She earned her BA from Eastern Washington University and MEd from Whitworth College. Ms. Phinney was a fellow of the American Dental Assistants Association, where she served as a consultant and an appointed commissioner, as well as an active member of the Washington State Dental Assisting Association.

Judy Halstead

Judy Halstead, CDA, BA is the former Dental Assisting Program Director for a private college and a high school skills center. Now retired, she also worked as a dental assistant, and an enthusiastic industry representative for more than thirty years. Serving as a president of the Washington Dental Assistant Association, Ms. Halstead often delivered lectures and workshops at local, state, and regional dental conferences, and acted as an industry consultant. Ms. Halstead earned a BA from Eastern Washington University, and is a Certified Dental Assistant with an Expanded Functions certificate.