A-z of Dental Nursing

A-z of Dental Nursing

By: Wendy Ann Paintin (author)Paperback

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The A-Z of Dental Nursing is the indispensable revision-aid and reference for all dental nurses and other professions complimentary to dentistry. The book is divided into two halves. The first is a dictionary offering concise definitions of common words, terms, names & phrases spanning each of the key topic areas such as: cross-infection, endodontics, anatomy and physiology, pathology, radiography and materials. The second half is a handy reference with sections on common abbreviations, charting, career paths, professional bodies, training, further reading and web resources.

About Author

Wendy Ann Paintin is a National Certificate qualified dental nurse and Qualified NVQ Assessor/Tutor. She has over 14 years experience in environments which include general and private practice, community dental services, PDS/Access Centres, Hospital/minor oral surgery and in roles such as orthodontics nurse, practice manager and Health and Safety committee member for the British Association of Dental Nurses.


Introduction . About the author; why this book; how to use it. SECTION 1: Dictionary . A-Z definitions covering the following areas:. Anaesthesia e.g Local, Surface, General, Conscious Sedation. Anatomy and Physiology e.g Salivary Glands, Tongue, Skull, Jaw. Blood e.g Red Cells, White Cells, Platelets, Plasma. Caries e.g Decay, Sugar, Demineralisation, Remineralisation. Cross Infection/Sterilisation e.g Disinfectants, Autoclave, Hepatitis B&C, AIDS. Digestion e.g Mastication, Swallowing, Saliva, Intestines. Endodontics e.g Pulpitis, Vitality, Barbed Broach, Reamers. Extractions and Minor Oral Surgery e.g Forceps, Elevator, Cryers, Dry Socket. Fillings e.g Amalgam, Composite, Linings, Retention. First Aid e.g. Collapse, Resuscitation, Epilepsy, Diabetes. Heart & Circulation e.g. Ventricles, Pulmonary, Coronary. Microbiology e.g. Viruses, Fungi, Cocci, Bacteria. Orthodontics e.g. Occlusion, Supernumerary, Malocclusion. Pathology e.g. Biopsy, Cyst, Inflammation, Immunity. Periodontal Disease e.g. Plaque, Periodontitis, Supragingival. Prescriptions e.g. Dispensing, Disposal, Allergy, Salbutamol. Prosthetics e.g. Crown, Bridge, Denture. Radiography e.g. Panoramic, Bitewing, Oblique, Extra-Oral Film. Instruments e.g. Mirror, Probe, Escavator, Warwick James . Materials e.g. Acid Etch, Alginate, Polycarboxylate . SECTION II: Professional Reference . Common Abbreviations: Used in note taking/writing. Charting: Diagram of full mouth charting. Career Paths: Specialisation (assessor, ortho nurse, radiography etc). Professional Bodies: BADN, GDC, BDA etc. Training Courses: NVQ Level 3 in Oral Health Care, National Certificate in Dental Nursing etc. Publications: Further reading, BADN Magazine etc. Useful Websites: Smle.co.uk, Medicruit etc.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781405179089
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781405179089
  • ISBN10: 1405179082

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