Essentials of Dental Assisting / Edition 5

by Debbie S. Robinson, Doni L. Bird

Fully updated to include the latest procedures and trends, this practical resource focuses on the core clinical skills and knowledge you need to become a practicing dental assistant. The concise, full-color text has been specifically designed and written to help you easily grasp important DA information. And step-by-step procedures, application exercises, and a wealth of pedagogical aids ensure that you master all the necessary skills.

  • Focus on Clinical Dental Assisting provides essential information on the core skills and procedures needed to become a practicing dental assistant.
  • Approachable writing style ensures that you have a full understanding of text content.
  • Easy-to-follow organization offers 29 succinct chapters that move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, chair-side treatment foundations, and patient care in general and specific dentistry.
  • Step-by-step procedures of skills dental assistants must master feature a consistent format that includes a goal, equipment, chronological steps, and rationales.
  • Procedure icons clearly indicate what issues/things must be identified when performing various core procedures.
  • Ethical implications are featured at the end of each chapter’s narrative to touch on important ethical considerations related to the chapter material.
  • NEW! Content incorporates additional information on dynamic areas such as HIPAA laws and implications, digital imaging, dental materials, and caries prevention.
  • NEW! Expanded and updated artwork focuses on newer products, materials, and equipment to remain current with technological advances in the modern dental office.
  • NEW! Online student exercises on Evolve include crossword puzzles, and exercises on labeling, procedure-ordering, and instrument identification.


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