Delmar's Dental Assisting Exam Review by Melissa Thibodeaux

By Melissa Thibodeaux

This concise, updated textual content prepares dental aiding scholars for the Dental helping nationwide Board (DANB) exam. Its complete content material is prepared in an summary structure that's informative and simple to persist with. a number of selection evaluation questions on the finish of every bankruptcy try out scholars' wisdom and retention of awarded fabric. a convention examination provides scholars the chance to familiarize themselves with the particular examination adventure. Appendices containing net addresses for the Occupational protection and health and wellbeing management (OSHA) and facilities for sickness regulate (CDC), and listings of ADA permitted courses and authorized assets of analysis for the DANB, consultant scholars to extra assets.

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TYPES OF RADIATION A. Particulate radiation is the transmission of kinetic energy by subatomic particles emitted at a high speed by an unstable atom. Crest Crest Short wavelength • High frequency • High energy Wavelengths as they relate to energy, frequency, and x-ray. In dentistry, the shortest wavelength with high frequency and energy is used to expose dental film. B. Electromagnetic radiation is the movement of energy through space by using electric and magnetic energy. C. X radiation is produced when kinetic energy from high-speed electrons heats x-ray energy.

2. Gloves should always be worn during the cleanup procedure. ◗ 23 B. Waste 1. Solid waste contaminated with blood or other bodily fluids a. Should be placed in a sealed bag to avoid leakage. b. Should be sealed and discarded under local, state, or federal regulations. 2. Regulated medical waste a. Should follow local, state, or federal guidelines for disposal. XIII. PROCESSING INSTRUMENTS A. Cleaning and sterilizing instruments 1. Wear heavy-duty utility or nitrile gloves. 2. Discard all single-use items.

A thermometer to measure chemical temperatures. C. Procedure for using the manual dip tanks 1. Uncover tanks and stir chemicals with designated stir sticks and check temperature of chemicals. 2. Turn off overhead light and turn on safelight and close and lock door. 3. Remove each film from package and place on film hanger clip. 4. After all films have been loaded onto film hangers, immerse completely in developer for at least four minutes, agitating periodically. 5. After films have been in developer for at least four minutes, remove and agitate in water bath for at least 20 seconds.

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