Essentials of Dental Assisting, 5th Edition

Essentials of Dental Assisting

5th Edition

By Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS, Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC and Doni L. Bird, CDA, RDH, MA, Director of Allied Dental Education, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA


PART 1: The Profession

  1. Introduction to Dental Assisting
  2. Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting
  3. PART 2: The Sciences

  4. Anatomy and Physiology
  5. Dental Anatomy
  6. PART 3: Infection Prevention and Hazardous Materials

  7. Disease Transmission
  8. Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials
  9. Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation
  10. Instrument Processing
  11. PART 4: Dental Treatment

  12. Clinical Dentistry
  13. Moisture Control
  14. PART 5: Patient Care

  15. The Dental Patient
  16. The Dental Examination
  17. Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
  18. Pain and Anxiety Control
  19. PART 6: Dental Imaging

  20. Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays
  21. Oral Radiography
  22. PART 7: Preventive Dentistry

  23. Preventive Care
  24. Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants
  25. PART 8: Restorative Dentistry

  26. Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories
  27. Restorative Materials
  28. Restorative Procedures
  29. Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures
  30. Prosthodontics
  31. PART 9: Specialized Dentistry

  32. Periodontics
  33. Endodontics
  34. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  35. Pediatric Dentistry
  36. Orthodontics
  37. PART 10: Preparation for Employment

  38. The Job Search

Glossary

Index