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
17. Oral Pathology
PART 4: Infection Prevention in Dentistry
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
PART 6: Patient Information and Assessment
26. The Patient's Dental 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 and Techniques
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
56. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
57. Pediatric Dentistry
58. Coronal Polishing
59. Dental Sealants
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
u0Easily master all aspects of dental assisting with the most up-to-date and most trusted text available. For more than 40 years, students and practitioners alike have relied on Modern Dental Assisting for its cutting-edge content, easy-to-grasp writing style, step-by-step procedures, and top-notch visuals. And the new 13th edition is no exception. With updated content - including the latest technological advancements, clinical photographs, and new coverage on cultural diversity and how it relates to patient care - this new edition will guide you from your first day of class all the way to your first job in dental assisting.
• UNIQUE! Trusted expert authors Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson present information and procedures in a way that makes it easy for students to understand and apply the material.
• Comprehensive, cutting-edge content is presented in approachable writing style.
• Step-by-step procedures for general and expanded functions use color coding and clinical photos to demonstrate key dental assisting competencies.
• 70 procedural videos include questions and answers correlated to the chapter procedures with closed-captioning in English and Spanish and audio narration in English.
• UNIQUE! Interactive Dental Office program provides in-depth case studies integrated with periodontal charting, radiographic mounting, and more.
• Dentrix practice management software on Evolve enables students to work with patient data much like they will in the office environment.
• Recall and Critical Thinking questions in each chapter provide opportunities for practice and application.
• Feature boxes on infection control and CDC practice, patient education, and law and ethics summarize recommendations and key applications in practice.
• Key terminology list helps students better comprehend the chapter and how the information applies to dentistry practice.
• Learning and performance outcomes set goals for what students will accomplish and serve as checkpoints for comprehension and skills mastery.
New To This Edition:
• NEW! Information on cultural diversity grounds students in this important topic and how it relates to patient care and patient communication.
• UPDATED! art program provides vivid original renderings of dental anatomy tooth morphology and dental imaging, along with improved photos of the latest products, equipment, and instruments.
• NEW! Coverage of the latest advances in general and specialty dental care covers technological advancements, public health and access to care, teledentistry, infection control guidelines, the Zika virus, Ebola, the oral-systemic health connection, and more.
• NEW! Updated critical thinking and recall questions challenge students and provide recollection skills.
• Doni L. Bird, CDA, RDA, RDH, MA, Former Director, Dental Education Programs, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California; Former Director, Dental Assisting Program University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
• Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, Gilling’s School of Global Public Health; Former Research Assistant, and Project Coordinator, UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry; Former Director, Dental Assisting and Dental Assisting Specialty Program, UNC-CH Adams, School of Dentistry