Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Comprehensive Dental Assisting

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Comprehensive Dental Assisting

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Publication Date: 2011
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781582558158

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Dental assistants have to work as part of a team every day to provide patients with the best possible care and ensure that the dental office runs smoothly. As an instructor, you prepare students to have the skills and abilities they will need to be a successful part of this dental team. As a publisher, we play a role on this team as well, by providing the tools and materials you need to educate new dental assistants.  We have actively listened to dental assistants, faculty, and students discuss their textbook needs, and have created a better dental assisting textbook, one that brings the voice of the dental assistant and dental team to the resources used in your classroom.
 
And so, we’re excited to introduce you to Lippincott Williams & Wilkins’ Comprehensive Dental Assisting, an exciting first edition textbook written in the voice of dental assistants—your voice.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Comprehensive Dental Assisting is an exciting, first-edition textbook based on our collaboration with professionals and educators in the dental assisting field to address the challenges you face as an instructor. This engaging, comprehensive title delivers all of the coverage you and your students need, information on accreditation and certification, and all the tools students need to prepare for a successful career in dental assisting.
 
The text’s reader-friendly and engaging style, dynamic colorful design, and comprehensive electronic media help to maintain students' interest, while improving their retention of essential information. Unique features emphasize critical thinking and help students apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world challenges in their careers.
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This text includes several distinctive features to help maintain interest and engage students more deeply in the learning process, including:

  • Voice of Experience: Insider tips from an experienced dental assistant relating real-life expertise gained on the job.
  • From the Dentist's Perspective: Insight from the dentist's point of view on the actions or characteristics he or she finds desirable in a dental assistant.
  • Extra Patient Care: Sage advice on how to go the extra mile in assisting the patient, including tips on patient education and patient-centered care.
  • Dental Facts: Fun dental factoids and statistics, with topics ranging from historical developments to interesting beliefs about the teeth or past dental curiosities.
  • Check Your Ethics: Brief scenarios involving ethical dilemmas that dental assistants commonly encounter in practice, followed by several critical thinking questions.
  • Apply It: Brief patient care scenarios followed by two or three questions requiring students to apply the knowledge they've gained from the chapter.
  • Certification Examination Preparation: Box at the end of each chapter that highlights the items to review for the DANB certification exam.
  • Procedures: Approximately 150 step-by-step, illustrated guides to performing essential clinical skills.
  • Chapter Outlines, Chapter Checklists, Key Terms lists, and Chapter Highlights help students focus on main concepts.
  • Checkpoints and Review Questions ensure that students grasp the material before moving on.

 


ISBN/ISSN: 9781582558158
Product Format: Hardbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 1008
Pub Date: 2011
Weight: 5.4
Meet the Editorial Advisory Board
Reviewers
Publisher’s Preface
Preface to the Student and Instructor
Acknowledgments 
Procedures
How to Use This Textbook

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ASSISTING
1: The Dental Assisting Profession
2: Professionalism
3: The Dental Office Team
4: Ethics and Law
 
Part II: DENTAL SCIENCES
5: General Anatomy and Physiology
6: Head and Neck Anatomy
7: Oral Embryology and Histology
8: Dentition and Tooth Morphology
 
Part III: ORAL HEALTH PRESERVATION AND THE PREVENTION OF DENTAL DISEASE
9: Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease
10: Prevention of Caries and Periodontal Disease
11: Nutrition
12: Oral Pathology
 
Part IV: BASIC SKILLS
13: Understanding Microbiology
14: Disease and Infection Control
15: Safety Regulations
16: Pharmacology
17: Vital Signs
18: Responding to Medical Emergencies
19: Ergonomics
 
Part V: WORKING WITH PATIENTS
20: Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
21: The Patient Record
22: Patients with Special Needs
23: Communication
 
Part VI: ASSISTING IN BASIC PROCEDURES
24: The Dental Office
25: Preparing for Dental Care
26: Dental Instruments and Equipment
27: Moisture Control and Isolation
28: Anesthesia and Pain Control
 
Part VII: DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY
29: Basics of Dental Radiography
30: Producing Intraoral Dental Radiographs
31: Extraoral Radiographs and Other Imaging Systems
32: Film Processing, Mounting and Evaluation
 
Part VIII: DENTAL MATERIALS
33: Dental Cements, Liners, Bases, and Bonding Agents
34: Dental Materials
35: Laboratory Materials and Techniques
 
Part IX: ASSISTING IN DENTAL PROCEDURES
36: Assisting in Restorations
37: Expanded Clinical Functions
38: Fixed Prosthodontics
39: Removable Prosthodontics
40: Endodontics
41: Periodontics
42: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
43: Pediatric Dentistry
44: Coronal Polishing
45: Orthodontics
46: Cosmetic Dentistry
 
Part X: DENTAL PRACTICE
47: Office Management
48: Employment and Career Issues

Appendix: Professional Organizations and Resources
References and Resources
Answers to Review Questions
Glossary
Index
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