Essentials of Dental Assisting, 4th Edition

Essentials of Dental Assisting

4th Edition

By Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS, Educational Consultant, Hillsborough, NC; Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Operative Department, UNC School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC; and Doni L. Bird, CDA, RDH, MA, Program Director, Dental Assisting, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA


PART 1: The Profession

1. Orientation to Dental Assisting

2. Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting

PART 2: The Sciences

3. Anatomy and Physiology

4. Dental Anatomy

PART 3: Infection Control and Hazardous Materials

5. Disease Transmission

6. Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials

7. Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation

8. Instrument Processing

PART 4: Dental Treatment

9. Clinical Dentistry

10. Moisture Control

PART 5: Patient Care

11. The Dental Patient

12. Dental Examination

13. Medical Emergencies

14. Pain and Anxiety Control

PART 6: Dental Radiography

15. Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays

16. Intraoral Radiographic Techniques and Film Processing

PART 7: Preventive Dentistry

17. Preventive Care

18. Coronal Polishing and Sealants

PART 8: Restorative Dentistry

19. Instruments, Handpieces, and Burs

20. Restorative Materials

21. Restorative Procedures

22. Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures

23. Prosthodontics

PART 9: Specialized Dentistry

24. Periodontics

25. Endodontics

26. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

27. Pediatric Dentistry

28. Orthodontics

PART 10: Preparation for Employment

29. The Job Search

APPENDIX A: Examination preparation and practice exam

GLOSSARY