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Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach (with Studyware) Hardcover – May 31, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1111542986 ISBN-10: 1111542988 Edition: 4th

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  • Hardcover: 1088 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 4 edition (May 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111542988
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111542986
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 9 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #564,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1. Introduction to the Dental Profession. 2. Communication. 3. Ethics, Jurisprudence and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 4. Oral Health and Preventative Techniques. 5. Nutrition. 6. General Anatomy and Physiology. 7. Head and Neck Anatomy. 8. Embryology and Histology. 9. Tooth Morphology. 10. Microbiology. 11. Infection Control. 12. Occupations Health and Safety Administration Standards (OSHA). 13. Preparation for Patient Care. 14. Dental Charting. 15. Pharmacology. 16. Emergency Management. 17. Introduction to the Dental Office and Basic Chairside Assisting. 18. Basic Chairside Instruments and Tray Systems. 19. Instrument Transfer and Maintaining the Operating Field. 20. Anesthetic and Sedation. 21. Introduction to Dental Radiography and Equipment. 22. Produce and Evaluate Dental Radiographs. 23. Extra oral and Digital Radiography. 24. Endodontics. 25. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 26. Oral Pathology. 27. Orthodontics. 28. Pediatric Dentistry. 29. Periodontics. 30. Fixed Prosthodontics. 31. Cosmetic Dentistry and Whitening. 32 Removable Prosthodontics. 33. Dental Cements, Bases and Liners. 34. Restorative Materials and Dental Dam. 35. Laboratory Materials and Techniques. 36. Dental Office Management. 37. Employment Strategies. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cathryn Goll on October 14, 2013
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This text was required for the Century College Dental Assisting program. Thankfully, they keep the same 2 books the entire 2 years of the program. However, both Modern Dental Assisting and this book (we call it Delmar) have basically the same information. MDA is easier to read, has more step-by-step procedures detailed out with photos and is the primary choice for all of the subjects we cover. This text does a better job of detailing the contents of dental cements, but in the end it is more important we know how to mix these cements then know all the ingredients they contain. I sincerely wish the professors could get permission to take what few chapters they feel Delmar does a better job of covering, put them in a binder and let us use that instead of each of us purchasing this book that we mostly ignore. If I did not know about MDA, this book would be fine but since I do know about Modern Dental Assisting, this book is just collecting dust.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sr. DorisMary I. Enekwemchi on October 24, 2013
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I got the dental Assisting textbook.
But I spent about 200USD in buying and clearing
the book from the customs and DHL.
It left me broke as a student.
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