Compact yet comprehensive, Norman/Phinney/Halstead's DENTAL ASSISTING INSTRUMENTS AND MATERIALS GUIDE, 3rd edition, offers an ideal, quick-reference resource that covers the various instruments and materials used in all practice areas of modern dentistry. Detailed coverage of proper functions, properties, precautions and tray setups is supported by hundreds of full-color photos that make memorization easier. This convenient handbook equips you with the fundamental instrument and equipment knowledge today's dental assistants need for success in a continually advancing field.
1. Properties and Care of Dental Instruments.
2. Disposables and Barriers.
3. Basic Instruments, Evacuation and Air-Water Syringe.
4. Topical and Local Anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide Sedation.
5. Dental Dam.
6. Dental Unit and Handpieces.
7. Burs, Stones and Discs.
8. Hand-Cutting Instruments.
9. Diagnostic Aids, Matrices, Instruments and Materials used for Cements, Bases, Liners and Build Up.
10. Amalgam Bonding, Amalgam, Amalgam Instruments and Equipment.
11. Composite Instruments and Equipment.
12. Endodontic Instruments and Materials.
13. Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Instruments and Materials.
14. Orthodontic Instruments and Materials.
15. Pedodontic Instruments, Preventive Dentistry and Whitening Products.
16. Periodontic Instruments and Materials.
17. Fixed Prosthodontics Instruments and Materials.
18. Implant Instruments and Systems.
19. Sterilization Equipment.
20. Laboratory Equipment and Materials.
21. Radiography Equipment.
Donna J. Phinney
Donna Phinney was a Certified Dental Assistant and program director for the Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. She devoted her 20-year career to the dental field as a dental assistant and office manager and later to consulting and teaching. Ms. Phinney was a fellow of the American Dental Assistants Association, where she served as a consultant and an appointed commissioner, as well as an active member of the Washington State Dental Assisting Association. She earned her BA from Eastern Washington University and MEd from Whitworth College.
Judy H. Halstead
Judy Halstead, CDA, is the former Dental Assisting Program Director for a private college and a high school skills center. Now retired, she also worked as a dental assistant and an enthusiastic industry representative for more than 30 years. As a president of the Washington Dental Assistant Association, Ms. Halstead often delivered lectures and workshops at local, state and regional dental conferences as well as served as an industry consultant. She earned a BA from Eastern Washington University and is a Certified Dental Assistant with an Expanded Functions certificate.
Pat Norman, CDA, EFDA, is program director of the Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. Her 35 years in the dental field have included roles as a chairside dental assistant, an adjunct laboratory instructor and eventually a tenured faculty member. She has served the state of Washington as a member of the Dental Quality Assurance Commission and is currently a site visitor for the American Dental Association for Allied Health Programs. Ms. Norman earned her Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary certificate from Spokane Community College and a BA from Eastern Washington University. She is a Certified Dental Assistant with an Expanded Functions certificate and is an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary in the state of Washington.
ONE SUCCINCT RESOURCE: The Materials Guide and Instrument Guide are now combined into one streamlined handbook that makes teaching and learning convenient and easy.
ACCESSIBLE APPROACH: Each chapter groups relevant materials and instruments by category, enabling students to maximize their study time and memorization efforts.
SEAMLESS INTEGRATION: This resourceful handbook is easy to use and incorporate into lecture and laboratory settings.
CLARIFYING PHOTOS: More than 300 full-color photos -- including close-ups, instrument tips and action shots -- make this guide ideal for chairside or classroom reference.
STUDENT FRIENDLY: This compact guide is lightweight and perfectly sized for busy dental assistants on the move.
WORRY-FREE SETUPS: Detailed color photos depict tray setups for common procedures, helping readers limit errors in preparation.
HYGIENE AND INFECTION CONTROL: Icons and color coding provide quick-reference sterilization procedures and OSHA codes for specific equipment.
Worry-Free Set-Ups: Detailed color photos depict tray set-ups for common procedures, and limit errors in preparation.
Hygiene and Infection Control Help: Icons and color coding provide at-a-glance sterilization procedures and OSHA codes for specific equipment.
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