Basic Guide to Dental Instruments provides a working inventory of dental instrumentation in common use in dental surgeries. A clear photograph of each instrument is included, and described according to name, usage, any relevant features and varieties. Each section is dedicated to a specific discipline or division of dentistry. Complete set-ups have been included at the end of most sections for various procedures. The coverage reflects instrumentation and accessory items used in general dental practice, routine hospital dental procedures and selected specialist settings.
The author adopts a flexible approach which recognises that some instruments are multi-functional, and their names and usage can vary across dental surgeries. This approach, coupled with the range of instruments covered, makes the book an ideal 'portable' resource across general practice, hospital and a range of specialist settings. The book also highlights instruments which can be easily confused. In addition to detailing the classic sets of dental instruments, the importance of instrument care and sterilisation regimes is acknowledged.
This second edition contains an expanded chapter on instruments used in conjunction with dental implants, and illustrations have been updated throughout.
- Best-selling title
- Brand new chapter on instruments used in dental implantology
- Expanded chapter on dental burs
- Illustrations revised throughout
Table of Contents
- How to Use This Book
- Section 1: Infection Control in the Dental Surgery
- Section 2: Dental Radiography
- Section 3: Basic Instruments
- Section 4: Instruments and Sundries Used in Moisture Control
- Section 5: Local Anaesthesia
- Section 6: Instruments Used for Rubber Dam Placement
- Section 7: Handpieces, Burs and Rotary Attachments
- Section 8: Instruments Used in Basic Restorative Procedures
- Section 9: Matrix Bands and Matrix Retainers
- Section 10: Instruments Used in Endodontic Treatment
- Section 11: Elevators
- Section 12: Extraction Forceps
- Section 13: Surgical Instruments
- Section 14: Measuring Devices
- Section 15: Impression Trays
- Section 16: Orthodontic Instruments
- Section 17: Instruments Used in Periodontal Procedures
- Section 18: Instruments Used in Removable and Fixed Prosthodontics
Carmen Scheller-Sheridan is a Lecturer in Dental Nursing at the Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She is responsible for nursing educationand is author of Basic Guide to Dental Materials.