Essentials of Dental Assisting,
Edition 7
By Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS

Publication Date: 24 May 2022

Master the core skills and knowledge you need to become a dental assistant! Essentials of Dental Assisting, 7th Edition provides concise, easy-to-understand guidelines for the basic and expanded functions performed by dental assistants. Illustrated, step-by-step procedures help you learn the dental assistant’s role and responsibilities, and application exercises help you develop critical thinking skills and solve problems. An Evolve website adds video clips demonstrating clinical skills, patient cases with interactive exercises, and practice questions for board exams. Written by expert dental assisting educator Debbie S. Robinson, this practical resource will help you become a valuable member of the dental healthcare team.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive, easy-to-read coverage spans the entire dental assisting curriculum, with cutting-edge content providing essential knowledge and skills.
  • Step-by-step procedures are provided for basic and expanded dental assisting functions, showing techniques, the equipment and supplies needed, and the rationale behind each step, along with icons to identify the preparation and precautions.
  • Expanded Function procedures are identified with a distinctive EF icon and feature a different-colored background to differentiate them from basic procedures.
  • Multiple-choice review questions and Apply Your Knowledge questions are provided at the end of each chapter, allowing you to assess your comprehension and build problem-solving abilities.
  • Learning objectives in each chapter introduce the topics you will learn about, and Ethical Implications boxes bring a moral perspective to dental assisting issues.
  • Key terms and a complete glossary with definitions strengthen your understanding of important terminology.
  • Evolve website supports the book with video clips of key procedures, patient cases, quizzes and exams, and more.

New Features

  • NEW! Expanded content updates information in areas such as the electronic health record, preventive techniques, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and cultural diversity.
  • NEW! Updated photos and illustrations include vivid original renderings of head, neck, and dental anatomy, along with improved photos of the latest products, equipment, and instruments.
About the author
By Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS, Former Research Associate, Department of Nutrition Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Table of Contents

PART 1: The Profession

1. ?Introduction 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 in the Dental Setting

5. Microbiology and Disease Transmission

6. Management of Hazardous Materials

7. Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation

8. Instrument Processing

PART 4: Patient Care

9. The Dental Patient

10. Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

PART 5: Foundation of Clinical Dentistry

11. Delivering Dental Care

12. Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories

13. ?The Dental Exam

14. ?Moisture Control

15. Pain and Anxiety Management

PART 6: Dental Imaging

16. ?Radiation Safety and Production of X-Rays

17. Oral Radiography

PART 7: Dental Materials

18. Restorative and Esthetic Dental Materials

19. Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures

PART 8: Preventive Dentistry

20. Preventive Care

21. ?Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants

PART 9: Comprehensive Dentistry

22. Restorative Dentistry

23. Prosthodontics and Dental Implants

24. Periodontics

25. Endodontics

26. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

27. Pediatric Dentistry

28. Orthodontics

PART 10: Preparation for Employment

29. The Job Search



Book details
ISBN: 9780323764025
Page Count: 528
Illustrations : Approx. 960 illustrations (910 in full color)
Retail Price : £84.99
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    • Approximately 6000 graduates per year (accredited programs)
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