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The Manual of Dental Assisting - 4th
The Manual of Dental Assisting, 4th Edition, is a reference
catering for all aspects of dental assisting. It supports, and
is aligned to, important Australian government standards.
Adherence to these standards ensures that the Manual of Dental
Assisting is not only a valuable reference for students, it
can also be used right across Australia and New Zealand as a
reference tool in all dental surgeries, clinics and
This thoroughly revised new edition is intended to provide
the required knowledge for courses such as Dental Technology,
Dental Health Education Dental Assisting - Radiology, and
Dental Technician. It provides step-by-step instructions on
how to carry out certain practical components and requirements
of the competencies. Coverage of these standards for dental
assistants makes this new edition a unique reference tool in
Australia and New Zealand.
- addresses the National Competency Standards in the National Health Training Package
- contains the most recent NHMRC guidelines for Infection
- includes the most recent Occupational Health and Safety
Standards developed by Worksafe Australia
- covers Australian and New Zealand standards 4815 "Office
Based Health Care Facilities not Involved in Complex Patient
Procedures and Process - Cleaning, Disinfection and
Sterilising Reusable Medical and Surgical Instruments,
Equipment and Maintenance of the Associated Environment"
- section 1: Introduction to Dental Assisting
The dental health team. Ethics and jurisprudence.
Psychology for dental assistants. Communication. Reception
duties. Account keeping and financial duties.
- section 2: Human Biology
Body systems. Anatomy and physiology of the head and
neck. Dental anatomy. Microbiology. Pathology. Oral
pathology. Dental pharmacology.
- section 3: Clinical Dentistry
Infection control. Occupational health and safety.
Surgery equipment and its maintenance. Patient management
and clinical assistance. Oral examination, diagnosis and
treatment planning. Commonly used instruments and
accessories. Pain control in dentistry. Dental radiography.
First aid and emergencies.
- section 4: Restorative Dentistry
Restorative materials. Restorations. Fixed prosthodontics.
- section 5: Preventative Dentistry
Preventative dentistry and oral health promotion. Diet
- section 6: Specialist Areas of Dentistry
Patients with special needs. Removable prosthodontics.
Periodontics. Oral surgery. Endodontics. Orthodontics.
Paedodontics. Dentistry for the ageing. Forensic odontology.
- section 7: Career Options
Published by Mosby.
ISBN 0 7295 3737 4
Paperback. 408 pages.
Click here to download the order form. (21k PDF)
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