Medical

Modern Dental Assisting - E-Book

Author: Doni L. Bird,Debbie S. Robinson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323221211

Category: Medical

Page: 1216

View: 8946

Prepare for a successful career as a dental assistant with Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Edition! Using an easy-to-understand approach, this book provides a complete foundation in the basic and advanced skills you must master to achieve clinical competence. Full-color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions make it easy to learn dental assisting procedures. This edition includes content on the electronic health record, impact of the new health care law, and the new hazard communication standard. And as a complete learning package, it also includes an Evolve companion website with new videos demonstrating key procedures, practice quizzes, interactive games and exercises, and flashcards. Written by the expert dental assisting team of Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson, this is the leading text in dental assisting — the most trusted, the most comprehensive, and the most current.
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Modern Dental Assisting - E-Book

Author: Doni L. Bird,Debbie S. Robinson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323485170

Category: Medical

Page: 1184

View: 5577

Learn dental assisting top to bottom from the best, with the most comprehensive, most current, and most trusted text available. For more than 40 years, students and practitioners alike have relied on Modern Dental Assisting for its cutting-edge content, easy-to-grasp writing style, step-by-step procedures, engaging learning features, and top-notch visuals to master all aspects of dental assisting. The 12th edition showcases a brand-new illustration program and content on technological advances, public health and access to care, teledentistry, infection control guidelines, the Zika virus, Ebola, the oral-systemic health connection, and much more. Written by trusted experts Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson, this is the all-in-one learning resource you need to stay ahead of the curve in the modern world of dental assisting. Comprehensive, cutting edge content provides a single, start-to-finish source for dental assisting training. Step-by-step procedures use color coding, key-step icons, and clinical photos to demonstrate key dental assisting competencies for both general and expanded functions — detailing for each the equipment and supplies, chronological steps, and rationales. 70 procedural videos with questions and answers provide you with unlimited practice for clinical encounters. UNIQUE! Interactive Dental Office program features 25 in-depth case studies with questions, online periodontal charting, and radiographic mounting exercises to help you problem-solve their way through a wide variety of dental conditions and procedures. Recall and Critical Thinking questions in each chapter as well as self-assessment questions and an online mock exam provide robust opportunities for practice and application. Feature boxes on CDC guidelines, patient education, law and ethics, and future trends summarize recommendations and key applications in practice. Chapter key terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter, highlighted within text discussions, and cross-referenced to chapters within the glossary. Learning and performance outcomes help you focus on goals, serve as checkpoints for comprehension and skills mastery, and provide study tools for exam preparation. NEW! Content on the latest topics affecting dental assisting practice includes technological advancements, public health and access to care, teledentistry, infection control guidelines, the Zika virus, Ebola, the oral-systemic health connection, and much more. Revised art program provides vivid original renderings of dental anatomy tooth morphology and dental imaging, along with modern and improved photos of the latest products, equipment, and instruments.
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Student Workbook for Modern Dental Assisting - E-Book

Author: Doni L. Bird,Debbie S. Robinson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323485316

Category: Medical

Page: 632

View: 809

Get the hands-on practice and reinforcement you need to master the concepts and skills covered in Modern Dental Assisting, 12th Edition. With chapters corresponding to the chapters in Bird & Robinson’s bestselling textbook, this workbook features ample review questions and exercises, competency skills evaluation sheets for practice with dental assisting procedures, and case applications with questions. Applicable chapters also contain a review of video procedures located on the text’s companion website, as well as original practice management exercises designed to be used with the Dentrix software that’s included with the workbook. In all, it’s the essential practice and review you need to succeed in clinical practice! Correlation with textbook chapters makes it easy to move back and forth between the two resources. Practice and review questions for each chapter include short answer, fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, and labeling questions to help reinforce your understanding of terminology and concepts. Competency skill checklists provide clear guidelines for performing each dental assisting skill and help you evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, with perforated pages so that you can detach individual skill sheets for use in clinical settings. Patient case exercises use patients on the companion Evolve website’s Interactive Dental Office and include medical and dental histories, radiographs, and charting to help you solve problems relating to patient health issues. Video review sections visually reinforce your understanding of text material and help prepare you for patient encounters. Removable flashcards summarize key information about the sciences, medical emergencies, infection control, radiography, dental materials, dental instruments, and dental procedures, offering convenient, on-the-go review and exam preparation. Trusted expert authors Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson present information and procedures in a way that makes it easy for you to understand and apply the material. NEW! Content matches that in the text, addressing new technology, public health and access to care, teledentistry, Zika virus, Ebola, infection control guidelines, the oral-systemic health connection, and more. NEW! Anatomy and tooth morphology labeling exercises help you master key foundational content essential to dental assisting practice. NEW! Additional Dentrix practice management exercises have been added to the Dentrix Learning Edition software, enabling you to work with patient data much like you will in the office environment. NEW! Additional content supporting the dental assisting externship provides information and resources to support practicum.
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Dental Assisting Notes

Dental Assistant Chairside Pocket Guide

Author: Minas Sarakinakis

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803640994

Category: Medical

Page: 187

View: 5504

From easy-to-scan charts of the teeth and detailed depictions of dental instruments to helpful tips on how to administer oxygen and assist patients with multiple medical conditions, this comprehensive, chairside guide is the perfect companion for any setting.
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Torres and Ehrlich Modern Dental Assisting

Author: N.A

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 1054

View: 4668

Accompanying CD-ROM has two programs, Saunders interactive dental office and Saunders dental assisting video procedures to aid in patient care, radiographs, charting, international systems, and dental terminology; also includes an interactive quiz show and video demonstrations of the most important dental assisting procedures.
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Essentials of Dental Assisting

Author: Debbie S. Robinson,Doni L. Bird

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323430945

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 5378

Focusing on the core clinical skills and knowledge necessary to become a practicing dental assistant, Essentials of Dental Assisting, 6th Edition, is the perfect resource to help you succeed in this fast-paced program. Fully updated to include the latest procedures and trends, this practice resource has been specifically designed and written to help you easily grasp the most important information. Plus, with its vivid step-by-step procedures, practical application exercises, learning aids, and built-in study tools, you’ll have the everything you need to master the essential skills and start a successful and rewarding career as a dental assistant! Focus on Clinical Dental Assisting provides essential information on core skills and procedures. Cutting-edge content and approachable writing style ensure that you learn to perform the most up-to-date practices. 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, supplemented liberally with photos to einforce explanations and icons to identify key issues. Exam practice includes review questions at the end of each chapter and a practice exam online to help you test your understanding of chapter content and prepare for classroom and board exams. Apply Your Knowledge boxes encourage you to assimilate the chapter content and apply it to common situations in the practice setting. Ethical Implications at the end of each chapter’s narrative encourage students to focus on the legal and ethical behaviors they will need to practice to protect themselves, their patients, and the practices for which they work. Key terminology begins each chapter and is highlighted within text discussions. Learning objectives help you set goals for accomplishment and also serve as checkpoints for comprehension. NEW! Updated chapter discussions provide additional information on dynamic areas such as the electronic health record, impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), preventive techniques, and the new hazard communication standard. NEW! Revised photos and illustrations feature more modern illustrations and newer products and equipment. NEW! 10 new and 20 revised video clips feature significant changes in the dental imaging and dental materials sections of the comprehensive video collection – now with 70 video clips in total.
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The Administrative Dental Assistant

Author: Linda J Gaylor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294456

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 2084

Prime yourself for a successful career in the modern dental office with The Administrative Dental Assistant, 4th Edition. As it walks through the functions of today’s dental business office, you’ll learn how to master critical thinking, effective communication, and common tasks such as scheduling, patient records, and insurance processing along the way. This new edition also boasts a variety of new features, including: expanded information on the electronic health record (EHR) and the paperless dental office; professional tips and insights; the most recent HIPAA and OSHA guidelines; important soft skills, including Career-Ready Practice exercises; and all the latest technology, equipment, and procedures in use today. Paired with its companion workbook and online learning tools, The Administrative Dental Assistant is the sure fire way to keep you on top of this ever-changing profession. Comprehensive coverage provides everything you need to know to manage today’s dental office. Approachable writing style presents need-to-know content in a way that is easy to grasp, regardless of your reading level or setting. Trusted author Linda Gaylor lends years of experience as a practicing dental assistant, instructor of dental assisting, and curriculum director. Procedure boxes provide step-by-step instructions on a wide variety of dental office duties. HIPAA boxes keep you well-versed in the key concepts and applications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Anatomy of... images with annotated text break down common dental office equipment, forms, and administrative to further comprehension. What Would You Do? boxes present common situations you may face in the work place. Patient file folder with examples of both electronic and paper clinical forms and records provides you experience working with confidential documents. Art program showcases images of electronic and traditional paperwork, actual offices, equipment and technology to help reinforce the text. Bolded vocabulary terms and glossary give you a foundation for effective office communication. Key points allow you to ensure that you have grasped key content before graduating to the next chapter. Dental office simulation tool on the Evolve companion website allows you to practice many of the typical office functions in a realistic virtual environment. Did You Know? boxes feature snippets of helpful background information to context or rationales to office processes and procedures. Food for Thought boxes highlight key concepts and call readers’ attention to various ways the concepts are used in everyday life. NEW! Electronic content more comprehensively addresses the electronic health record (EHR) and the paperless dental office. NEW! Emphasis on 21st century job skills is seen throughout the book as chapters discuss the soft skills — like work ethic, collaboration, professionalism, social responsibility, critical thinking, and problem-solving — that dental assistants must possess. NEW! Career-Ready Practice exercises are included at the end of each chapter asking readers to recall and assimilate information learned within the chapter and demonstrate its application in the dental office. NEW! Content updates include HIPAA changes, insurance updates (including the new claim form), dental terminology overview, new hazard communication procedures, and more. NEW! Additional artwork incorporates new images focused on technology in the dental office and new, paperless ways to manage the day-to-day functions.
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Dental Assisting Coloring Book

Author: Donna J. Phinney,Judy H. Halstead

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133170269

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 1658

Dental Assisting Coloring Book is an interactive tool designed as both a study aid and a review guide to enhance learning in the field of dentistry. The format makes review and learning creative and fun. Unlike other coloring books, Delmar's Dental Assisting Coloring Book contains questions presented in a variety of formats, in addition to coloring and labeling, to test recall and overall comprehension of key concepts. It covers a wide variety of topics encountered in lectures, clinics, and labs, including general anatomy, tooth anatomy and dental charting, equipment and dental instruments, procedures, radiology equipment, and x-ray landmarks. Dental Assisting Coloring Book is an effective way to enhance learning and improve retention of concepts critical to success in the field of dental assisting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Dental Instruments

A Pocket Guide

Author: Linda Bartolomucci Boyd

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323495761

Category: Medical

Page: 792

View: 5484

Learn need-to-know information on more than 300 dental instruments! Dental Instruments: A Pocket Guide, 6th Edition, makes it quick and easy for dental assistants and hygienists to master the identification and use of instruments and equipment used in everyday practice. It includes nearly 700 photographs and illustrations along with monographs describing each instrument’s use, characteristics, practice considerations, and sterilization. It’s also easy to review and to assess your knowledge, thanks to the flashcard-style, flip-book format. This spiral-bound guide is ideal both for study and for chairside reference. Clear, consistent format includes a photo of each instrument along with its name, functions, characteristics, practice notes, and sterilization, with chapters progressing from basic instruments to more specialized instruments. Nearly 700 high-quality photographs and illustrations include both full and close-up views to help you quickly and accurately identify and differentiate dental instruments. Flashcard format makes it easy to quiz yourself and assess your knowledge of dental instruments. Pocket size, spiral binding, and Velcro® closure makes the book ideal for on-the-go study and ease of use. Interactive review activities on the Evolve companion website include chapter quizzes as well as tray setup exercises and questions. NEW content includes modern sickle scalers, Invisalign, CAD/CAM for orthodontics, magnified cameras for endodontics, temporary anchorage devices, cordless prophy handpieces, and more. NEW images of instruments include modern professional photographs, specifically many close-up views of instrument tips, and high-quality drawings of details that cannot be shown in a photograph. EXPANDED! In-use photos and illustrations show instruments or equipment within the context of dental care.
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Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach

Author: Donna J. Phinney,Judy H. Halstead

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285401263

Category: Medical

Page: 1020

View: 5709

Welcome to the Fourth Edition of an established, widely utilized, and reliable resource in dental assisting! As an instructor, you need a complete resource that contains all the necessary content to train your dental assisting students. DENTAL ASSISTING: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH delivers inclusive coverage of the basic and advanced clinical skills you need to master. This complete learning system includes the most current information on leading dental practices/procedures, equipment, and patient safety standards, as well as, incorporates animation, video, step-by-step photo illustrations, real-life case studies, and dynamic review materials. Quite simply, this best- seller is a trusted resource for any dental assistant preparing for a successful career in the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Dental Materials

Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

Author: Carol Dixon Hatrick,W. Stephan Eakle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455773859

Category: Medical

Page: 370

View: 6703

With Dental Materials: Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists, 3rd Edition, you will learn the most current methods of placing - or assisting in the placement - of dental materials, and how to instruct patients in their maintenance. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures show how to mix, use, and apply dental materials within the context of the patient's course of treatment. The multidisciplinary author team enhances this edition with new chapters on preventive and desensitizing materials, tooth whitening, and preventive and corrective oral appliances, with new clinical photos throughout. An Evolve website provides new chapter quizzes for classroom and board exam preparation! An emphasis on application shows how dental materials are used in day-to-day clinical practice. Step-by-step procedure boxes list detailed equipment/supplies and instructions on how to perform more than 30 key procedures, with icons indicating specific guidelines or precautions. Chapter review questions help you assess your understanding of the content and prepare for classroom and board examinations. Clinical tips and precautions are provided in summary boxes, focusing on theDo's and Don'ts in clinical practice and patient care. Case-based discussions include scenarios that apply dental materials content to daily practice, encourage critical thinking, and reinforce proper patient education. An Evolve companion website offers practice quizzes, interactive exercises, competency skill worksheets, and vocabulary practice. NEW! Chapters on preventive and desensitizing materials, tooth whitening, and preventive and corrective oral appliances expand and reorganize this material to keep pace with dynamic areas. NEW! Cutting-edge content reflects the latest advances in areas such as nano-glass ionomer cements, dental implants, and fluoride varnishes. NEW! Clinical photographs throughout (more than 550 total) show dental materials being used and applied. NEW online quizzes provide even more practice for test-taking confidence, and include rationales and page references for remediation.
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Dental Assisting Instrument Guide

Author: Donna J. Phinney,Judy H. Halstead

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177576

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 706

DENTAL ASSISTING INSTRUMENT GUIDE, 2nd Edition is the ideal pocket study guide, presenting the numerous instruments used in modern dentistry, along with proper functions, parts, and tray set-ups. Instruments for all practice areas are covered in detail, alongside supporting hundreds of color photos that make memorization easy. Compact and organized for quick reference, DENTAL ASSISTING INSTRUMENT GUIDE, 2nd Edition provides the fundamental instrument knowledge dental assistants need for success in the ever-changing field of dentistry Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Dental Radiography

Principles and Techniques

Author: Joen Iannucci,Laura Jansen Howerton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323297439

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 4296

Set yourself up for success with this must-have oral radiography text. Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques gives you a comprehensive foundation for the safe, effective use of radiation in the modern dental office. This combination textbook and training manual features easy-to-understand content combined with step-by-step techniques and a stellar art program to help you apply what you’ve learned to practice. Plus, new content focuses on pediatrics and the latest in digital and three-dimensional technology! Comprehensive coverage offers all the information you need to know to prepare for board exams. Step-by-step procedures help ensure technique mastery and serve as a valuable reference tool. Technique Tips help you to recognize and prevent the most common performance pitfalls. Quiz questions provide valuable self-assessment of important concepts. Key terminology is highlighted in chapter discussions and defined in a back-of-book glossary. Learning objectives and chapter summaries serve as goal-setting study tools. EXPANDED! Content on pediatrics/adolescents, digital imaging, and three-dimensional radiography ensures that you’re prepared to practice in the modern dental office. UPDATED! Art program depicts the newest technology and equipment and includes new illustrations of anatomy and technique. UNIQUE! Helpful Hint boxes isolate challenging material and offer tips to aid your understanding. NEW! Laboratory Manual provides workbook-style questions and activities to reinforce concepts and step-by-step instructions for in-clinic experiences. UNIQUE! Chapter on three-dimensional imaging helps you to prepare to enter private practice. UNIQUE! Full-color presentation helps you comprehend complex content.
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Essentials of Dental Radiography for Dental Assistants and Hygienists

Author: Evelyn M. Thomson,Orlen N. Johnson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780138019396

Category: Medical

Page: 436

View: 6443

ESSENTIALS OF DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY, 9/e is a clear, up-to-date, and student-friendly text that tightly links oral radiological principles with modern practice. It presents all information needed for introductory courses in dental radiography, preparing students for board and licensing examinations while offering real-world resources for clinical practice and patient management. Coverage includes: historical perspectives, radiation basics, biologic effects and protection, dental X-ray image receptors, processing techniques; dental radiographer fundamentals, intraoral and extraoral techniques, radiographic errors, quality assurance; mounting and viewing radiographs, and patient management. This Ninth Edition integrates coverage of digital imaging throughout, presents paralleling and bisecting techniques in separate chapters, and adds a new chapter on safety and environmental responsibilities. It also contains many new study questions and improved images.
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Student Workbook for Essentials of Dental Assisting

Author: Debbie S. Robinson,Doni L. Bird

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323430996

Category: Medical

Page: 348

View: 7174

Let this dynamic workbook help you better understand, practice, and apply the information in Essentials of Dental Assisting, 6th Edition. Within the workbook are three main sections: practice questions and exercises, competency sheets that outline the steps necessary to master each procedure in the main text, and removable flashcards that focus on key information for on-the-go study. New chapter questions and exercises for the online Interactive Dental Office case-based program provide enhanced practice and application. All workbook content is organized by chapter to make it easy for you to move back and forth from the main text and easily assimilate and apply content. Chapter-by-chapter correlation with textbook enables users to seamlessly move between the content in the main text and the competency sheets and exercises in the workbook. Chapter exercises utilize short answer, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and multiple-choice formats to help reinforce the learning outcomes, key terminology, and important concepts from the main text. Competency evaluation forms are included for all procedures, each outlining the performance objective, grading criteria, and steps necessary to master the procedure. Removable flashcards make it easy to review anywhere, anytime. Perforated pages allow users to remove exercises for classroom evaluation and competency forms for use in clinical evaluation settings. Updated practice questions help to better assess user performance and prepare for classroom and board exams. NEW! Interactive Dental Office sections in applicable chapters contain exercises related to the patients in this case-based online resource to help users assimilate content and apply it.

The Dental Assistant

Instructor's Manual

Author: Alice Pendleton,Pauline Anderson

Publisher: Delmar Thomson Learning

ISBN: 9780766811140

Category:

Page: 694

View: 8920

Transition Grid, Conversion Grids, Teaching Strategies, Chapter Objectives, Assignments, Classroom Activities, Lab Activities, Case Studies, Answers to Review Questions
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Burton's Microbiology for the Health Sciences

Author: Paul G. Engelkirk,Janet L. Duben-Engelkirk,Gwendolyn R. Wilson Burton

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605476730

Category: Medical

Page: 433

View: 7891

Written in a straightforward and engaging style, this premier textbook provides students with the foundation in microbiology that they need to perform their day-to-day duties in a safe and knowledgeable manner. Coverage includes the core themes and concepts outlined for an introductory course by the American Society for Microbiology. Developed for current and future healthcare professionals, the text offers vital coverage of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents, epidemiology and public health, hospital-acquired infections, infection control, and the ways in which microorganisms cause disease. This comprehensive new Ninth Edition explores the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic human diseases, including patient care, and how the body protects itself from pathogens and infectious diseases. A bound-in CD-ROM and a companion Website include case studies, additional self-assessment exercises, plus animations and special features that provide additional insight and fun facts on selected topics.
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Dental Hygiene

Theory and Practice

Author: Michele Leonardi Darby,Margaret Walsh,Saunders

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781455745869

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 2023

Featuring video demonstrations of key dental hygiene skills, Elsevier's Dental Hygiene Procedures Videos provide step-by-step instructions for many basic and advanced dental hygiene procedures. Narrated video along with closed-captioning makes it easy to follow along and learn to perform procedures before you work with actual patients. Video procedures range from patient assessment to periodontal instrumentation, preventive techniques, patient education, laboratory dental materials, care of periodontal and special needs patients, and administration of local anesthesia. Available online, Dental Hygiene Procedures Videos are an ideal supplement to lectures and laboratory demonstrations and a perfect study and preparation tool at home or on the go! A total of 54 procedures are demonstrated step by step, with more than four hours of video showing skills that span the entire dental hygiene curriculum. Core dental hygiene skills include assessment, instrumentation, prevention, patient education, and dental materials, plus additional procedures involving special patient types. Local anesthetic injection videos provide detailed guidelines on this advanced and complex area of dental hygiene, useful for states in which administration by dental hygienists is permitted. Streamlined video instruction bridges the gap between lectures and laboratory demonstrations, boosting your comprehension and better preparing you to care for patients. A blend of video, audio narration, closed-captioning, and printable scripts is ideal for a variety of learning styles and needs. Also available as a money-saving package with Darby and Walsh's textbook, Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, 4th Edition.
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Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team-

Author: Chris H. Miller,Charles John Palenik

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291406

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 8378

Maintain safety and infection control in the dental office with Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, Fourth Edition. This practical and comprehensive resource covers the basic concepts of infectious disease and infection control, including step-by-step descriptions of specific procedures and supplies and equipment needed for disease prevention. The Fourth Edition features new chapters on the latest topics impacting office safety and the most current regulatory recommendations for protection of dental patients and dental workers. No matter what your role on the dental team, this text will help you implement infection control in everyday practice. Follows dental curricula requirements for infection control Subject matter is organized logically, making it easier to successfully comprehend the material. Tables are used throughout the text to highlight similarities and differences among related topics; boxes draw your attention to the information you need to remember most. Line drawings and photos show the latest equipment, supplies, and procedures. Selected readings at the end of each chapter provide sources of further information on the topics discussed. The Glossary defines all key terms in one convenient place. The Resource List includes organizations, federal agencies, and website addresses to help you stay current on rapidly changing topics. An account of the first reported patient-to-patient spread of the hepatitis B virus in a dental office A detailed description of the three types of steam sterilizers including the newest type B office model vacuum sterilizer Information on the wipe-discard-wipe approach to surface disinfection NEW chapter on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) helps you understand OSHA standards and know how to respond in the event of an inspection. Two new tables on office safety management: Measure the Effectiveness of an Infection Control Program and Examples of What to Evaluate in a Dental Office Infection Control Evaluation Program NEW chapter on medical tourism looks at the practice of traveling internationally to obtain health care NEW chapter on greener infection control addresses the impact that infection control procedures can have on the environment and provides suggestions for developing a more eco-friendly program. Addition of Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis In Health-Care Settings, 2005, Dental-Care Settings Excerpt A new accompanying EVOLVE site provides a variety of learning resources, including answers for the Review Questions found at the end of each chapter and a printable version of the Exposure Incident Report.