A comprehensive text book that prepares aspiring dental assistants for successful careers. The book provides a complete foundation in the basic and advanced skills required for clinical competence.
A series of 37 lessons that flow easily from one topic to the next and match the order in which the material is taught.
Each lesson includes a table of dental terms, a list of lesson objectives and review questions that reinforce each objective. A consistent set of additional sections or Special Features for lessons, when the features apply.
Level: The book is for use in dental assisting courses and programs taught in high schools, vocational schools, colleges and universities.
Delivery: This is a comprehensive text book best suited for delivery in hard cover or in multiple soft cover volumes. The book can also be available in digital e-book format. The lesson orientation of the book may make it a candidate for delivery/use with online learning platforms.
Special Features: Each lesson includes the following:
- An Objective: A list of between 3 and 12 learning objectives.
- Table of Dental Terms: Terminology used in the lesson that includes a definition as well as phonetics to help students pronounce the words.
Review Questions: One or two review questions for each of the lessons objectives.
Other sections, if they apply:
- Patient Dialog: Provides a sample dialog between the patient and dental assistant that demonstrates the type of communication expected and appropriate for the topic. For example, a dialog that demonstrates how a dental assistant would explain to a patient what to expect about an upcoming procedure.
- Professional Encounter: Case studies that describe real world experiences. This make the lesson more real keeps the reader’s attention.
- Infection Control: Information about controlling infections for procedures that pose potential risk of infection for the patient, dental team or community.
- Safety: A section that emphasizes the importance of following OSHA standards, and provides common-sense information about safety for the patient and the dental team.
- Osha: A special icon that identifies information that is an Osha requirement.
HIPAA: A special icon that identifies information that is a a HIPAA requirement.
Additional Instructional Resources
Does not require additional instructional resources. The review questions at the end of each chapter mean that a separate workbook is not necessary. However, the authors are open to the idea of creating a workbook and additional resources such as videos, games/puzzles, mobile apps to go along with the book in the future.
- Comprehensive, covering all subjects taught in a dental assisting program. Chapters of the book are more detailed than other similar books.
- Enables educators to use a single text book to teach an entire dental assisting course.
- Each lesson’s author is an expert in the subject area, unlike most existing Dental Assisting Text Books.
- A completely new book that brings a fresh perspective to current dental assisting techniques and practices.
- Lessons include full-color photographs, tables, figures and clear, step-by-step instructions make it easy for students to learn dental assisting procedures.
- In the United States, approximately 310,000 employed dental assistant and there are 360 dental assisting programs, 273 CODA-accredited.
- 7,397 individuals enrolled in CODA-accredited dental assisting programs in 2015.
- The dental assistant workforce is expected to grow 25% from 2012 to 2022”, much faster than other occupations.