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 book focuses on the basic skills and
knowledge a practicing dental assistant needs.
In addition to covering core clinical skills, the book
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 complete reference to patient care.
- 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 procedures.
- 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 procedures.
- Specific chapters on specialized dentistry such as periodontics,
endodontics and pediatric dentistry
- 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.