Part 1 Introduction to dentistry: dental assisting as a profession; ethical and legal aspects of dentistry. Part 2 Sciences in dentistry: anatomy and physiology; structures of the head and oral cavity; tooth morphology; oral pathology. Part 3 Prevention of disease transmission: microbiology and disease transmission; infection control in dentistry; disinfection and sterilization. Part 4 Prevention of medical emergencies: patient data gathering; pharmacology and pain control; the medically compromised patient; medical emergencies in the dental office. Part 5 Introduction to clinical dentistry: delivery of dental treatment; dental instruments and accessories; moisture control techniques; oral diagnosis and treatment planning. Part 6 Dental radiography: radiation health and safety; intraoral radiographic techniques; processing radiographs and extraoral radiography. Part 7 Dental materials: environmental health and safety; restorative materials and dental cements; impression materials and laboratory procedures. Part 8 Comprehensive dental care: preventive dentistry; coronal polishing; restorative and cosmetic dentistry; fixed prosthodontics; removable prosthodontics; endodontics; periodontics; paediatric dentistry; orthodontics; oral and maxillofacial surgery; dental implants; expanded intraoral functions. Part 9 Business and communication skills: communication skills; business office skills; dental insurance; employment.