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Delmar's Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach [Hardcover]

Donna J. Phinney , Judy H. Halstead
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July 26, 1999 0827390734 978-0827390737 1
This innovative learning system is designed to refresh and update the knowledge of working dental assistants. Chapters cover head and neck anatomy, embryology, histology, pharmacology, nutrition, and pathology. The book also contains sections on chairside assisting, sterilization procedures, first aid and CPR, as well as dental charting and basic business office techniques. Its comprehensive content provides up-to-date information regarding preclinical and clinical dental assisting skills that keep in step with the dental industry. An activity disk enhances learning by reinforcing knowledge of dental concepts and terminology from each chapter. This comprehensive and integrated learning package provides a complete approach to dental assisting knowledge and skills.

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Donna J. Phinney is the Program Director for the Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. She has spent more than twenty years in the dental field as a dental assistant, a dental office consultant, an office manager and an educator. Donna Phinney holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Washington University and a Master's Degree in Education from Whitworth College. Ms. Phinney received her fellowship from the American Dental Assistants Association and is a certified dental assistant. She is active in the Washington State Dental Assisting Association, has served as a consultant for the American Dental Association for seventeen years and was a Commissioner for the American Dental Association, appointed by the American Dental Assistants Association.

Judy Halstead is a dental assisting instructor at Spokane Community College with more than twenty years experience teaching and more than ten years experience as a dental assistant. She was a program director for dental assisting in a private college and for a high school skills center. Ms. Halstead holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Washington University, is a certified dental assistant, and has an expanded functions certificate. Judy Halstead has been a member of local, state, and national Dental Assistant Associations for the past twenty-five years, has served as president of the Washington State Dental Assisting Association and has presented lectures and workshops at local, state, and regional dental conferences.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning; 1 edition (July 26, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0827390734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0827390737
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.1 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,207,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, Not Great August 27, 2008
As a student, instructor and supporter of dental assisting, I use the Delmar's Dental Assisting textbook as an adjunct to the other texts in our course. It has its strong points and its weak ones.

Among the positive aspects, the book is very well presented. Along with the excellent illustrations there are numerous examples of clinical practices which are clear and concise. The book is also well-organized, having benefited from improvements over previous editions.

Its pitfalls include small but critical factual errors, the most glaring of which is the optional use of a bonding agent prior to composite placement. It is vital to dentists, assistants and hygienists to have a clear and solid understanding of dental bonding systems to ensure their longevity and comfort.

I hope that future editions will address such errors. An excellent read, attractive and accessible, but read it with care and do your own research.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Well Presented September 14, 2005
I am currently using this book (the 2nd edition) as a student at Western Career College. The layout is very well presented. There are colorful pictures, tables, etc. for those that learn best visually. But if this isn't how you learn, the writing in it is as good as the pictures. It even comes with a CD that is very healthful as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for job June 19, 2013
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My friend purchased this for a job that she wanted (dental assistant) and she read and studied this book amongst others and learned a lot. She was not even in school for dental assisting. When she got the job, she knew more that other new workers. Great buy.
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