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Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach [Hardcover]

Donna J. Phinney , Judy H. Halstead
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August 2, 2007 1418048739 978-1418048730 3
Dynamic, comprehensive, and user-friendly aptly describes the latest edition of Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach. This best-selling text is specifically designed to help you prepare for and pass the DANB certification exam, as well as to manage the challenges of working in the modern day dental office. Prepare for your new profession with the latest information on HIPAA standards, cosmetic dentistry, and communication in the workplace. Open the companion software, an integral learning tool, which offers interaction and promises comprehension of all dental assisting areas.

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About the Author

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 retired after thirty years as a dental assisting instructor and more than fifteen years as a practicing dental assistant. Formerly the dental assisting program director for a private college and a high school skills center, Ms. Halstead was active with local, state, and national Dental Assistant Associations for thirty-five years, serving as president of the Washington State chapter. She often presented lectures and workshops at local, state, and regional dental conferences, and served as an American Dental Association consultant. Ms. Halstead earned a BA from Eastern Washington University, is a certified dental assistant, and holds an expanded functions certificate.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1040 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (August 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1418048739
  • ISBN-13: 978-1418048730
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 8.7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1.0 out of 5 stars Money Waste December 27, 2013
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I was never even able to use this. THere is no code, you cannot use it on your own, you must have a number or something from your instructor to make use of this. WASTE OF MONEY, never got a cents worth of worth from this, but wasted a heck of alot of time trying to get this thing to work..... Dont bother unless perhaps your instructor tells you to purchase this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Educational May 4, 2011
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I'm taking a dental assisting class right now and this book is required. It is very educational, I just wish I had more time to sit down and read it. I tend to get discouraged since the book is HUGE. None the less, it is a good book, especially for those taking on a dental assisting course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference Source May 27, 2014
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Covers what I wanted to review. Will be a valuable resource to have on hand. I like the review/quiz activities provided on the CD even though there are several mistakes in that material, the book itself is a good reference book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!! June 8, 2012
THis book is required reading for anyone looking into denal assistance. Most courses require it and the information within is a must have even if it is not required, BUY THIS BOOK!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME SOURCE December 22, 2008
this book has excellent pictures and good text. this is a great addition to my modern dental assisting edition 9. with these two books, i believe i will be ready for the California RDA exam.
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