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Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach,
5th Edition

Donna J. Phinney, CDA, MEd, Judy Halstead

ISBN-13: 9781305967632 | ISBN-10: 1305967631

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 1088 pages

List Price USD $200.95

Overview

Popular and trusted, DENTAL ASSISTING: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH, 5th Edition is the all-in-one resource that helps aspiring dental assistants break into the field with confidence. Dental assistants need to master many skills while taking on increasing responsibilities, from basic practices and procedures to advanced clinical competencies and patient safety -- and this book covers it all! A complete learning system, it offers many features that help you navigate the dental office while thinking on your feet, including case studies, animations, step-by-step instruction Also available, digital learning tools from MindTap leverage videos, real-life case studies, dynamic review materials, apps, and more, to help you learn on your own terms. Begin your future in dental assisting today!

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Meet the Authors

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Donna Phinney was a certified dental assistant and program director for the dental assisting program at Spokane Community College. After her 20-year career in the dental field as a dental assistant and office manager, she worked in consulting and teaching. Ms. Phinney was a fellow of the American Dental Assistants Association, where she served as a consultant and an appointed commissioner, as well as an active member of the Washington State Dental Assisting Association. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Education degree from Whitworth College.

Judy Halstead is the former dental assisting program director for a private college and a high school skills center. Now retired, she also worked as a dental assistant and as an enthusiastic industry representative for more than 30 years. A former president of the Washington Dental Assistant Association, Ms. Halstead often delivered lectures and workshops at local, state and regional dental conferences and served as an industry consultant. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Washington University. She is a Certified Dental Assistant with an Expanded Functions certificate.

  • Critical Updates: Chapters offer detailed industry updates in areas central to dental assisting, such as nutrition and dietary guidelines, viruses of concern, public health and safety agencies such as NIOSH and the NIH, SDS forms, disinfecting materials, waterline testing and treatments, meeting needs of special populations, and the digital office.
  • Improved Expanded Functions: Broken out by topic for better readability, new information and chapters on Expanded Functions dental assisting and its regulations helps readers understand this specialized role in dental practices.
  • Added Content: Added material and discussions help your students grasp the latest concepts in dental assisting, including conflict resolution, emotional abuse, domestic violence, dental lasers, CAD/CAM technology, and digital radiology.
  • Review Practice: Multiple-choice questions in every chapter help students drill down into topics and test their knowledge, while open-ended questions allow them to blend chapter material with their own personal insights and judgment.
  • Colorful Insights: Packed with photos and dynamic, life-like illustrations, DENTAL ASSISTING: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH, 5th Edition, depicts clinical settings and helps students envision the dental assisting career of their dreams.
  • Enlightened Terms: Listed at the start of each chapter, key terms include page numbers for locating terms in the chapters to provide meaningful context to the concepts. The book’s glossary also includes full definitions of every term.
  • Personalized Studies: Let students learn the way they like with MindTap®, the digital learning solution that consolidates a variety of course materials into an individualized learning path! Available as an optional supplement, MindTap® offers readings, multimedia, and interactive activities designed to build skills and boost performance in your course.
  • Web Exploration: Internet exercises in each chapter encourage readers to search the Web for even more information on many dental assisting topics.
  • Helpful Icons: Clearly visible, graphic icons in the readings point out information related to legal, safety, technology, global, or cultural issues, along with Expanded Function and Certified Dental Assisting (CDA) competencies.
  • Thoughtful Issues: A variety of thought-provoking case studies present students with real-life scenarios and ask them to find solutions to problems -- putting their newfound knowledge to the test while probing deeper into the profession.
  • Handy Workbook: Specially designed to coordinate with DENTAL ASISTING: A COMPREHESIVE APPROACH, 5th Edition, the Student Workbook contains skills evaluation sheets and practice exercises to help your students develop skills inside the classroom and at home.
  • Systematic Detail: Chapters include step-by-step instructions for proper procedures as they relate to handwashing, gloves, mask and protective eye-wear, basic setup, expanded functions, and dental assisting competencies.
  • Recapped Points: Chapter summaries hone in on key ideas, highlighting critical take-always from the readings, to keep studies focused and productive.
  • Pronounced Words: A helpful pronunciation guide sounds out complex and clinical terms the first time each appears in the text.
  • Interactive Skills: Help students learn more by doing!

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to the Dental Profession.
2. Psychology, Communication, and Multicultural Interaction.
3. Ethics, Jurisprudence, and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
4. Oral Health and Preventative Techniques.
5. Nutrition.
6. General Anatomy and Physiology.
7. Head and Neck Anatomy.
8. Embryology and Histology.
9. Tooth Morphology.
10. Microbiology.
11. Infection Control.
12. Management of Hazardous Materials (Occupations Health and Safety Administration Standards (OSHA)).
13. Preparation for Patient Care.
14. Dental Charting.
15. Pharmacology.
16. Emergency Management.
17. Introduction to the Dental Office and Basic Chairside Assisting.
18. Basic Chairside Instruments, Tray Systems, and Instrument Transfer.
19. Isolation and Moisture Control, Including Dental Dam.
20. Anesthetic and Sedation.
21. Introduction to Dental Radiography and Equipment.
22. Produce and Evaluate Dental Radiographs.
23. Extraoral and Digital Radiography.
24. Endodontics.
25. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
26. Dental Implants.
27. Oral Pathology.
28. Orthodontics.
29. Pediatric Dentistry.
30. Dental Sealants.
31. Periodontics.
32. Coronal Polish.
33. Fixed Prosthodontics and Gingival Retraction.
34. Computerized Impression and Restorative Systems.
35. Cosmetic Dentistry and Whitening.
36. Removable Prosthodontics.
37. Dental Cements, Bases, and Liners.
38. Restorative Materials and Dental Dam.
39. Laboratory Materials and Techniques.
40. Dental Office Management.
41. Employment Strategies.

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