Dental Assistant's Manual, 4th Edition

Dental Assistant's Manual

4th Edition

By Dental Assistants Association of Australia


SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ASSISTING
1. The dental health team
2. Ethics & jurisprudence
3. Psychology for dental assistants
4. Communication
5. Reception duties
6. Account keeping & financial duties

SECTION 2: HUMAN BIOLOGY
7. Body systems
8. Anatomy & physiology of the head & neck
9. Dental anatomy
10. Microbiology
11. Pathology
12. Oral pathology
13. Dental pathology

SECTION 3: CLINICAL DENTISTRY
14. Infection control
15. Occupational health & safety
16. Surgery equipment and its maintenance
17. Patient management and clinical assistance
18. Oral examination, diagnosis and treatment planning
19. Commonly used instruments and accessories
20. Pain control in dentistry/ Anaesthesia and sedation
21. Dental radiography
22. First aid & emergencies

SECTION 4: RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
23. Restorative materials
24. Restorations
25. Fixed prosthodontics
26. Implants

SECTION 5: PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY
27. Preventative dentistry & oral health education
28. Diet & nutrition

SECTION 6: SPECIALIST AREAS OF DENTISTRY
29. Medically compromised patients
30. Removable prosthodontics
31. Periodontics
32. Oral surgery
33. Endodontics
34. Orthodontics
35. Paedodontics
36. Dentistry for the ageing
37. Forensic odontology

SECTION 7: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
38. Employment opportunities