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The Administrative Dental Assistant
Saunders
Average Rating: 4.2 star rating (6 Reviews)
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Stay on top of the latest industry advancements, technology, and skill sets with The Administrative Dental Assistant. This comprehensive textbook delivers all the latest information and skill practice you need to succeed in the paperless era: technology, forms, and equipment in use today; up-to-date coding information; HIPAA and OSHA guidelines; functions of the dental business office; communication and critical thinking exercises; and in-depth instruction for completing common tasks such as scheduling, bookkeeping, electronic record regulations and insurance coding. A companion workbook and online tools offer interactive games, identification exercises, daily task simulations, and practice management software to supplement your text learning, polish your skills, and prime you for a successful career in the modern dental office.
  • Comprehensive coverage makes this your single, start-to-finish source for dental assisting training.
  • A highly approachable writing style presents the latest information and procedures in a way that makes it easy to understand and apply the material.
  • Concise chapters presented within short parts move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, safety, clinical dentistry, radiography, materials, specialty dental practice, and dental office administration.
  • Superb, full-color illustrations and photographs show procedures, equipment, and instruments.
  • Illustrated, step-by-step procedures show the skills that dental assistants must master, detailing for each the goal, equipment and supplies needed, chronological steps, and rationales.
  • Expanded Functions procedures boxes describe special dental assisting procedures allowed only in certain states.
  • Procedure icons alert you to issues relating to core procedures, e.g., that you should make notes in the patient's record, don personal protective equipment, or watch for moisture contamination.
  • Key terms are accompanied by phonetic pronunciations, highlighted within the text, and defined in boxes on the same or facing page.
  • Critical thinking questions end each chapter with mini-case scenarios and application-style questions.
  • Learning and performance outcomes in each chapter set goals for what you will accomplish and also serve as checkpoints for comprehension, skills mastery, and study tools for exam preparation.
  • Summary tables and boxes make it easy to review key concepts and procedures.
  • Recall boxes appear after sections of text and include questions to ensure that you understand the material.
  • CDC boxes cite the latest recommendations for infection control and summarize regulations.
  • Eye to the Future boxes introduce cutting-edge research, future trends, and topics.
  • Legal and Ethical Implications boxes focus on the behaviors that you will need to practice to protect yourself, your patients, and the practice for which you work.
  • Patient Education boxes summarize content within the context of patient education take-away points.
  • A glossary provides a quick and handy way to look up terminology, with chapter references indicating where terms are introduced and discussed within chapters.
  • Interactive Dental Office program on the companion Evolve website provides 25 case studies with integrated radiographic mounting and dental charting exercises to help you problem-solve your way through a wide variety of dental conditions and procedures; games help you review and study in the areas of pathology, radiation safety, business office activities, workplace safety, oral anatomy, and dental instruments.
  • Canadian Content Corner on the Evolve site highlights Canadian-specific dental information.
  • A student workbook corresponds to the textbook and offers review and practice of essential tasks that dental assistants perform every day, plus competency skill sheets and detachable flashcards for on-the-go review. Sold separately.

New in this edition:

  • NEW content addresses the electronic patient record, impact of the new health care law, preventive techniques, and the new hazard communication standard.
  • NEW, full-color photos show the latest technology, instruments, and procedures.
  • NEW video on the companion Evolve website includes 10 new and 20 reshot video clips of dental assisting procedures, focusing on prevention, dental materials, and imaging; the Evolve website also includes review questions and answers to test your readiness for clinical experiences.
  • EXPANDED! Online chapter quizzes on the Evolve companion website provide additional opportunities to assess your comprehension, along with rationales to reinforce concepts.
 
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5.0 out of 5 stars.  Five Stars, January 01, 2015
By Alicia e Resendez
Everything wad great

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5.0 out of 5 stars.  Very thorough, everything I wanted to know about a ..., October 17, 2014
By Leslie Gora
Very thorough,everything I wanted to know about a dental office!

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4.0 out of 5 stars.  few receptionist dialoges, April 29, 2013
By sherry
Most of parts of contents are useful, especially part 2; however, I don't like part 3 because there is few dialoges that receptionist should say on the phone or face a patient.

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5.0 out of 5 stars.  Administrative Goodness, October 09, 2012
By Maverick (America)
This was a very helpful book in that it fulfilled a course requirement. When I purchased I knew that it would just that, so I opted to purchase to help me pass the course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars.  Dental Business Sense, June 19, 2011
By Practice Mgmt. Pro - Dental Assistin.. (Modesto, CA)
This Book is a great overview of what goes on in the business part of a dental office.

The main thing which is needed is a knowledge of the practice management software
The CD includes a truncated version of Dentrix, which is very popular with dental offices.
Highly recommend.

N.Kehr
dentalassistingcareer.net

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1.0 out of 5 stars.  I DID NOT RECEIVED THE BOOK, October 07, 2009
By Julio Stern Adler
I AM VERY DISSAPOINTED BECAUSE I DID NOT RECEIVED THE BOOK. MY FEELING IS THAT THE SELLER NEVER SENT IT. SHE SAID THAT IT WAS LOST.

JULIO STERN

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