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Modern Dental Assisting : 11th Edition - Doni Bird

Modern Dental Assisting

11th Edition

By: Doni Bird


Published: 26th March 2014
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Prepare for a successful career as a dental assistant with Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Edition!

Using an easy-to-understand approach, this book provides a complete foundation in the basic and advanced skills you must master to achieve clinical competence. Full-color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions make it easy to learn dental assisting procedures.

This edition includes content on the electronic health record, impact of the new health care law, and the new hazard communication standard. And as a complete learning package, it also includes an Evolve companion website with new videos demonstrating key procedures, practice quizzes, interactive games and exercises, and flashcards. Written by the expert dental assisting team of Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson, this is the leading text in dental assisting - the most trusted, the most comprehensive, and the most current.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive coverage makes this your single, start-to-finish source for dental assisting training.
  • A highly approachable writing style presents the latest information and procedures in a way that makes it easy to understand and apply the material.
  • Concise chapters presented within short parts move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, safety, clinical dentistry, radiography, materials, specialty dental practice, and dental office administration.
  • Superb, full-color illustrations and photographs show procedures, equipment, and instruments.
  • Illustrated, step-by-step procedures show the skills that dental assistants must master, detailing for each the goal, equipment and supplies needed, chronological steps, and rationales.
  • Expanded Functions procedures boxes describe special dental assisting procedures allowed only in certain states.
  • Procedure icons alert you to issues relating to core procedures, e.g., that you should make notes in the patient's record, don personal protective equipment, or watch for moisture contamination.
  • Key terms are accompanied by phonetic pronunciations, highlighted within the text, and defined in boxes on the same or facing page.
  • Critical thinking questions end each chapter with mini-case scenarios and application-style questions.
  • Learning and performance outcomes in each chapter set goals for what you will accomplish and also serve as checkpoints for comprehension, skills mastery, and study tools for exam preparation.
  • Summary tables and boxes make it easy to review key concepts and procedures.
  • Recall boxes appear after sections of text and include questions to ensure that you understand the material.
  • CDC boxes cite the latest recommendations for infection control and summarize regulations.
  • Eye to the Future boxes introduce cutting-edge research, future trends, and topics.
  • Legal and Ethical Implications boxes focus on the behaviors that you will need to practice to protect yourself, your patients, and the practice for which you work.
  • Patient Education boxes summarize content within the context of patient education take-away points.
  • A glossary provides a quick and handy way to look up terminology, with chapter references indicating where terms are introduced and discussed within chapters.
  • Interactive Dental Office program on the companion Evolve website provides 25 case studies with integrated radiographic mounting and dental charting exercises to help you problem-solve your way through a wide variety of dental conditions and procedures; games help you review and study in the areas of pathology, radiation safety, business office activities, workplace safety, oral anatomy, and dental instruments.
  • Canadian Content Corner on the Evolve site highlights Canadian-specific dental information.
  • A student workbook corresponds to the textbook and offers review and practice of essential tasks that dental assistants perform every day, plus competency skill sheets and detachable flashcards for on-the-go review.Sold separately.
New to this edition:
  • NEW content addresses the electronic patient record, impact of the new health care law, preventive techniques, and the new hazard communication standard.
  • NEW, full-color photos show the latest technology, instruments, and procedures.
  • NEW video on the companion Evolve website includes 10 new and 20 reshot video clips of dental assisting procedures, focusing on prevention, dental materials, and imaging; the Evolve website also includes review questions and answers to test your readiness for clinical experiences.
  • EXPANDED! Online chapter quizzes on the Evolve companion website provide additional opportunities to assess your comprehension, along with rationales to reinforce concepts.

    PART 1: The Dental Assisting Profession

    1. History of Dentistry
    2. The Professional Dental Assistant
    3. The Dental Healthcare Team
    4. Dental Ethics
    5. Dentistry and the Law

    PART 2: Sciences in Dentistry

    6. General Anatomy
    7. General Physiology
    8. Oral Embryology and Histology
    9. Head and Neck Anatomy
    10. Landmarks of the Face and Oral Cavity
    11. Overview of the Dentitions
    12. Tooth Morphology

    PART 3: Oral Health and Prevention of Dental Disease

    13. Dental Caries
    14. Periodontal Disease
    15. Preventive Dentistry
    16. Nutrition
    17. Oral Pathology
    PART 4: Infection Prevention in Dentistry

    18. Microbiology
    19. Disease Transmission and Infection Prevention
    20. Principles and Techniques of Disinfection
    21. Principles and Techniques of Instrument Processing and Sterilization
    PART 5: Occupational Health and Safety
    22. Regulatory and Advisory Agencies
    23. Chemical and Waste Management
    24. Dental Unit Waterlines
    25. Ergonomics
    PART 6: Patient Information and Assessment

    26. The Patient Record
    27. Vital Signs
    28. Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
    29. The Special Needs and Medically Compromised Patient
    30. Principles of Pharmacology
    31. Assisting in a Medical Emergency

    PART 7: Foundation of Clinical Dentistry

    32. The Dental Office
    33. Delivering Dental Care
    34. Dental Hand Instruments
    35. Dental Handpieces and Accessories
    36. Moisture Control
    37. Anesthesia and Pain Control
    PART 8: Radiographic Imaging

    38. Foundations of Radiography, Radiographic Equipment, and Radiologic Safety
    39. Dental Imaging, Dental Film, and Processing Radiographs
    40. Legal Issues, Quality Assurance, and Infection Prevention
    41. Intraoral Imaging
    42. Extraoral Imaging

    PART 9: Dental Materials

    43. Restorative and Esthetic Dental Materials
    44. Dental Liners, Bases, and Bonding Systems
    45. Dental Cements
    46. Impression Materials
    47. Laboratory Materials and Procedures

    PART 10: Assisting in Comprehensive Dental Care

    48. General Dentistry
    49. Matrix Systems for Restorative Dentistry
    50. Fixed Prosthodontics
    51. Provisional Coverage
    52. Removable Prosthodontics
    53. Dental Implants
    54. Endodontics
    55. Periodontics
    56. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    57. Pediatric Dentistry
    58. Coronal Polishing
    59. Dental Sealants
    60. Orthodontics

    PART 11: Dental Administration and Communication Skills

    61. Communication in the Dental Office
    62. Business Operating Systems
    63. Financial Management in the Dental Office
    64. Marketing Your Skills


    ISBN: 9781455774517
    ISBN-10: 1455774510
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 1216
    Published: 26th March 2014
    Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 28.1 x 22.2  x 5.1
    Weight (kg): 2.72
    Edition Number: 11
    Edition Type: Revised