Dental Instruments A Pocket Guide to Identification


  • Melanie Mitchell CDA, BGS, Dental Assistant Program, Wichita Area Technical College, Wichita, KS

Dental Instruments: A Pocket Guide to Identification is a pocket guide for dental assisting students for quick reference and review of dental instruments, their uses, their placement on a tray, and their different varieties. This pocket guide is used while in clinical courses, during clinical internships, as a review companion to clinical courses, and is a resource for students to take with them to their first job. Unique to this title is the companion student resources CD-ROM in the back of the book, which provides the student with an interactive learning experience. The CD-ROM includes an image bank, interactive tray set-ups, crossword puzzles, student quizzes, and more games and activities for self-study. Dental assisting faculty has the challenge of simulating a clinical environment and making a student comfortable and confident before they are with a patient in a real clinical setting. This text with the companion CD-ROM does just that.

Key Features

  • NEW: Full color photographs and design
  • NEW: A more comprehensive look, with new units of study for instruments used in:
    • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
    •  The Dental Laboratory
    •  Dental Radiography
    •  Infection Control
  • NEW: This Second Edition will be your student’s go-to reference, with enhanced with updated technology, related equipment, tray set-ups for numerous dental procedures, and in-use photos and diagrams.
  • Includes Tray Set-Up for each instrument, which gives students practical information of on which tray an instrument is placed
  • Varieties of each instrument, which introduces students to the different varieties that exist for an instrument that they will encounter
  • Flashcard style format, which can be used in the classroom and for independent study as the student masters identification of the instruments used in all areas of dentistry


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