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Handbook for Dental Nurses

Jane Bonehill, Clare Roberts, Diana Wincott

ISBN: 978-1-405-12803-2 May 2007 Wiley-Blackwell 232 Pages


The Handbook for Dental Nurses is a practical, easy to understand, quick reference guide to clinical practice.

The focus is on checklists, helpful hints and practical information with full colour photographs and diagrams to illustrate good practice in all aspects of dental nursing. The book is aimed principally at dental nurses in practice, especially those who are newly qualified or returning to work. Student dental nurses will find this a valuable guide to the clinical environment. In all, an excellent ready reference for every dental surgery.

1 Daily routine maintenance.

2 Infection control.

3 Initial examination and diagnosis.

4 Dental radiography.

5 Root canal treatment.

6 Extractions.

7 Minor oral surgery.

8 Orthodontics.

9 Restorations.

10 Crown and bridge.

11 Dentures.

12 Dental implants.

13 Patient care and management.

14 Managing dental records.

15 Medical emergencies.

16 Health and safety in the dental environment.

17 Dental nurse qualifications.

18 How to improve your working life.

19 Dental materials and equipment.

20 Periodontal treatment and prevention of dental disease

  • Succinctly presented – use of bullet points allows for rapid digestion of information and easy reference.
  • Illustrated in full colour throughout
  • Focuses on clinical procedures, with snapshots of relevant supporting issues
  • Logically structured
  • Suitable for dental nurses in general practice or hospital settings