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.
Handbook of Essential Skills and Procedures for the Dental Assistant is ideal for programs that focus primarily on the clinical skills necessary for dental assistants and dental offices that provide on-the-job training. The clinically orientated programs may be found in some community colleges as well as proprietary diploma schools.
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.