This practical guide
offers everything a dental
assistant needs to know and more. With full color photographs and
detailed step-by-step instructions, this essential reference focuses on the core clinical skills and
the knowledge a practicing dental assistant needs.
In addition to covering core clinical
skills, the book also delves into the “behind-the-scenes” skills of dental
assisting, such as legal issues, infection control, common medical emergencies,
patient pain and anxiety control, radiography and more. This guide is ideal for
staff training and provides experienced staff with a comprehensive reference to
Easy-to-follow organization offers 28
easy-to-read chapters that cover profession basics and sciences, infection
control, chairside treatment foundations, patient care and clinical
Step-by-step procedures for
dental assistant responsibilites, featuring a consistent format that includes a goal,
equipment, chronological steps, and rationales. Also includes procedure icons
to indicate what issues/things must be identified when performing various core
Specific chapters on specialized dentistry
such as periodontics, endodontics and pediatric
Full-color artwork focuses on anatomy and
physiology; clinical procedures; and dental tools, materials, and equipment.
Hundreds of photos, illustrations and charts make it easy to see exactly how
to accomplish tasks.
Book, 505 pages. Written by Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, and
Doni L. Bird, CDA.