Now in full color, this practical resource is designed and written to help students easily grasp the information essential for practice. With tables, boxes, and step-by-step procedures that highlight key content, it's concise and reader-friendly. Student learning aids include highlighted key terms, chapter goals, and Apply Your Knowledge questions at the end of each chapter. A companion copy of "Saunders' The Dental Assisting Video Procedures CD-ROM" is included.
PART 1: The Profession 1. Orientation to Dental Assisting 2. Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting PART 2: The Sciences 3. Anatomy and Physiology 4. Dental Anatomy PART 3: Infection Control and Hazardous Materials 5. Disease Transmission 6. Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials 7. Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation 8. Instrument Processing PART 4: Dental Treatment 9. Clinical Dentistry 10. Moisture Control PART 5: Patient Care 11. The Dental Patient 12. Dental Examination 13. Medical Emergencies 14. Pain and Anxiety Control PART 6: Dental Radiography 15. Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays 16. Intraoral Radiographic Techniques and Film Processing PART 7: Preventive Dentistry 17. Preventive Care 18. Coronal Polishing and Sealants PART 8: Restorative Dentistry 19. Instruments, Handpieces, and Burs 20. Restorative Materials 21. Restorative Procedures 22. Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures 23. Prosthodontics PART 9: Specialized Dentistry 24. Periodontics 25. Endodontics 26. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27. Pediatric Dentistry 28. Orthodontics PART 10: Preparation for Employment 29. The Job Search APPENDIX A: Examination preparation and practice exam GLOSSARY