Print this page Share

Pre-Clinical Dental Skills at a Glance

June 2015, ©2015, Wiley-Blackwell
Pre-Clinical Dental Skills at a Glance (EHEP003343) cover image


Pre-Clinical Dental Skills at a Glance provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the basic operative skills and core clinical skills required of those about to embark on dental clinical training. It serves as the perfect illustrated introduction for pre-clinical students and a handy revision guide for subsequent undergraduate and postgraduate stages.

Following the familiar, easy-to-use At a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with text accompanied by clear colour diagrams and clinical photographs to support conceptual understanding. Pre-Clinical Dental Skills at a Glance is a valuable resource for students studying dentistry, dental hygiene, dental therapy or dental nursing, as well as skills-based assessments such as the Overseas Registration Exam or the Licence in Dental Surgery.

Key features include:

  • An illustrated introduction to the dental clinical environment, basic operative skills and core clinical skills
  • Key concepts are explained and superbly illustrated enabling you to visualise the intended clinical endpoint
  • Core clinical skills covered include controlling cross-infection, giving and receiving effective feedback, history taking and communication skills
  • A companion website with self-assessment questions for students and teaching notes for instructors
See More

Table of Contents

Preface vii

How to use your revision guide viii

About the companion website ix

Part 1 The clinical environment 1

1 The clinical environment 2

2 Lifelong learning and reflection 4

3 Simulator jaws 6

4 Basic restorative equipment 8

5 Handpiece maintenance and operation 10

Part 2 Basic operative skills 13

6 Posture and working with a dental mirror 14

7 Effective use of posterior matrices 16

8 Controlling bur depth and angulation 18

9 Investigating and controlling the carious lesion 20

10 Posterior approximal preparations 22

11 Anterior approximal preparations 24

12 Accessing the pulp space 26

13 Direct posterior restorations 28

14 Replacing a cusp with a direct restoration 30

15 Placing cervical restorations 32

16 Restoring incisors 34

17 Periodontal instrumentation 36

18 Moisture control and dental dam 38

19 Records for treatment planning 40

Part 3 Core clinical skills 43

20 Controlling cross-infection 44

21 Communicating and recording information 46

22 Giving and receiving feedback 48

23 Medical histories and the presenting complaint 50

24 Oral health assessment 52

25 Charting the dentition 54

26 Delivering oral hygiene instructions 56

27 Offering smoking cessation advice 58

28 Requesting and reporting on intra-oral radiographs 60

Further reading 62

Index 64

See More

Author Information

Dr James Field is a Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry and Degree Programme Director for the Masters in Clinical Dentistry at the School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University, UK. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education and a Doctorate in the field of Dental Erosion.

Dr Field has received international acclaim for his innovative teaching and is recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators.

See More


“Great diagrams for visual learners.”

“It’s a very good way to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve before you pick up the handpiece.”

“Being able to read about the operative techniques in advance of the practicals was excellent...I knew what to expect and it reinforced the technique when repeating it myself.”

“The book chapters are the perfect length for a quick overview...The sections [on] common pitfalls and criteria are particularly helpful.”

“It all reads very clearly for someone in our position, who is familiar with the basic scientific knowledge but unsure about further detail. The chapters explain and illustrate concepts very easily.”

See More
Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Digital evaluation copy available for this title
Request Copy
Contact your Wiley Representative
Find Your Rep
See More
See Less
Students Resources
Wiley Student Companion Site
See More
See Less
Purchase Options
Pre-Clinical Dental Skills at a Glance
ISBN : 978-1-118-76667-5
80 pages
June 2015
$44.99   BUY

Wiley E-Text   
Pre-Clinical Dental Skills at a Glance
ISBN : 978-1-118-76662-0
80 pages
October 2015
$44.99   BUY

Related Titles

More in this series

Back to Top