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Pre–Clinical Dental Skills at a Glance. At a Glance (Dentistry)

  • ID: 3110384
  • Book
  • 80 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Books in Wiley s Dentistry at a Glance series are ideal study aids for undergraduate dental students and recently qualified dentists. All follow the same student–friendly style; each chapter is presented in a double–page spread with clear, easy–to–follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text.

Dentistry at a Glance books are essential introductory guides to a wide range of topics in dentistry. The explanatory text outlines the key concepts and each bite–sized chapter is superbly illustrated to aid visual learning and understanding.

Everything you need to know about Pre–Clinical Dental Skills at a Glance!

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 to help test your understanding

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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

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James Field
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