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Certification Exam Review For Dental Assisting: Prepare, Practice and Pass!, 1st Edition

  • Melissa D. Campbell
  • ISBN-10: 1133282865
  • ISBN-13: 9781133282860
  • 320 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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About the Product

Designed around the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Examination blueprint, CERTIFICATION EXAM REVIEW FOR DENTAL ASSISTING, is the only review manual dental assistants need to pass their certification exams. Its fresh approach centers on how and what to study to pass a variety of state and regional exams, while eliminating tangential material. Exam-focused chapters cover General Chairside Assisting, Infection Control, and Radiation Safety, including photos, procedures, and terminology. CERTIFICATION EXAM REVIEW FOR DENTAL ASSISTING, also lays a foundation for the testing experience with an overview of the CDA, RHA, and ICE exams, exam study techniques and tips, and a discussion of other certifications offered by the DANB. Every chapter begins with a pre-test containing a varity of exam questions on a particular topic area of the exam and concludes with answers, and rationales for each of the questions presented.


  • Concise Information: Information for each chapter includes only the terminology, procedures, photos, and other study points relevant to the certification exam, leading students to spend their time on the practice areas that matter.

  • DANB Focus: Study material and questions follow the Dental Assisting National Board exam blueprint—including content and testing format—for a clear focus on passing the exam.

  • Ample Review Materials: Questions, answers, and answer rationales at the end of each chapter help students analyze and process test material and highlights areas needing more review and practice.

  • Practice Exam: A comprehensive, 300-question exam with answers and rationales gives students the confidence they need to sit for the actual timed exam.

About the Author

Melissa D. Campbell

Melissa Campbell, RDA, RDH is a dental hygienist in private practice. The former Manager of the Dental Assisting Program at San Joaquin Valley College, she currently guest lectures on Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene. Ms. Campbell received her BS in Business Administration from California State University-Bakersfield, and an AS in Dental Hygiene from Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. She earned Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) certifications from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry RDHAP Program in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Preparing for the CDA, RHS, and ICE Exams.
120-Question Multiple-Choice Pre-Test.
Collection and Recording of Clinical Data. Chairside Dental Procedures. Chairside Dental Materials. Lab Materials and Procedures. Selection of Materials. Laboratory Procedures. Patient Education and Oral Health Management. Prevention and Management of Emergencies. Office Operations. Comprehensive Practice Exam for Chairside Assisting.
Answer Rationales.
100-Question Multiple-Choice Pre-Test.
Exposing and Evaluating. Processing Radiographs. Mount and Label Radiographs.
Patient Safety. Operator Safety. Infection Control During Radiography. Comprehensive Practice Exam for Radiation Health and Safety (RHS).
Answer Rationales.
100-Question Multiple-Choice Pre-Test.
Patient and Dental Healthcare Worker Education. Preventing Cross-Contamination and Disease Transmission. Maintain Aseptic Conditions. Perform Sterilization Procedures. Environmental Asepsis. Occupational Safety. Standards and Guidelines of Occupational Safety for the Dental Office. Incorporating Safety Measure when Using Chemical and Physical Hazards. Maintaining Document Quality Assurance.
National and State References.
Final Practice Exams for GC, RHS, and ICE.
Expanded Functions for the Dental Assistant State.