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Modern Dental Assisting

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ISBN: 9780323824408

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Modern Dental Assisting , 14th Edition

By Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS

1088 pages
Copyright 2024
$187.99, Hardcover, Reference

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Easily master all aspects of dental assisting with the most up-to-date and trusted text available. For more than 45 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, and top-notch visuals. And the new 14th edition is no exception. With updated content — including the latest technological advancements, clinical photographs, and coverage of cultural diversity and how it relates to patient care — this new edition will guide you from your first day of class all the way to your first job in dental assisting.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive, cutting-edge content presented in an approachable writing style aids comprehension.
  • Step-by-step procedures for general and expanded functions include helpful color-coding and photos.
  • Chapter features include recall questions throughout; boxes on infection control and CDC practices; and end-of-chapter elements regarding patient education, law and ethics, future trends, and critical thinking.
  • Key terminology list offers definitions, visual highlights within chapter discussions, and an alphabetized list in the glossary with cross-references to chapter locations.
  • Learning and performance outcomes address didactic knowledge and clinical skills mastery.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Expanded coverage of digital technology topics in general dentistry and dental specialties prepares you to work in modern dental settings.
  • NEW! Additional illustrations enhance an already stellar art program, with more than 1,700 images.
  • NEW! Consistent chapter organization with modernized learning outcomes help you understand important topics more easily.
  • UPDATED! Dentrix Learning Edition based on Dentrix G7.3, available for download on the companion Evolve website, gives you experience working with practice management software.
  • UPDATED! Revised Dentrix exercises on the Evolve companion website correlate with the updated Dentrix Learning Edition software.

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  • Dental Assisting students
    • 242 programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
    • Approximately 5,900 students enrolled, with an additional 20,000+ students being trained in unaccredited private-sector vocational programs

Approximately 4,500 graduates per year (accredited programs)

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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

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