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Questions and Answers for Dental Nurses, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-34153-7
304 pages
April 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Questions and Answers for Dental Nurses has been completely revised and updated for its third edition. Encompassing the significant changes to the NEBDN National Certificate, this book now includes both standard Multiple Choice Questions and the new style Extended Matching Questions with helpful explanatory information on responses. As a self-assessment tool this revision guide is a must-have for all trainee dental nurses looking to sit either the NEBDN examination or the NVQ in Oral Healthcare, up to level 3.
  • Completely revised content and updated format
  • The author is the current Chairman of the NEBDN and a member of its 'New Exam Project' Question Writing Team.
  • 14 chapters in 4 sections covering the whole curriculum
  • 2 types of multiple choice question throughout:
    • 1 of 5 single best answer questions
    • New scenario-based extended matching questions
  • Clear explanation of answers
  • Invaluable resource for independent revision
  • Boosts confidence of readers preparing for examinations
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Beverley Coker vii

Introduction ix

How to Use this Book xi

Domain 1: Clinical 1

1 General Anatomy and Physiology 3

Medical conditions


2 Oral Anatomy and Physiology 23

3 Dental Pathology and Microbiology 39

Risks to health

4 Assessment and Diagnosis 65



5 Restorative Dentistry and Dental Materials 85




6 Minor Oral Surgery, Local Anaesthesia and Anxiety Control 113

Domain 2: Professionalism 127

7 GDC Standards 129

8 Legal and Ethical Issues 139



Domain 3: Communication 155

9 Oral Health Instruction 157

Disease prevention

Health advice

10 Pre- and Post-operative Advice 173

11 Consent and Record-keeping 189

Domain 4: Management and Leadership 197

12 Health and Safety 199

13 Teamwork 219

Chair-side support

Reception duties

14 Medical Emergencies 233

First aid

Index 245

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Author Information

Carole Hollins is a dental practitioner and member of the British Dental Association. She is the current Chairman of the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN). She is the author of Levison's Textbook for Dental Nurses.
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“This book should be used by students once subjects are learnt using their textbooks and lecture notes; this will then test their knowledge and understanding. This book is a must-have for trainee dental nurses; my peers and I working towards our National Diploma have found it extremely informative and an invaluable revision aid.”  (Vital, 13 September 2012)



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