Dental Terminology

  • AUTHOR: Charline M. Dofka
  • ISBN-13: 9781133019718 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 448 Pages  Paperback 
  • 3rd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2007, 2000
  • ©2013     Published
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About The Product

DENTAL TERMINOLOGY, Third edition takes a word-building approach to help dental assistants understand and remember dental terminology better than ever before. DENTAL TERMINOLOGY is not a strict dictionary of dental terms, but rather a word bank with pronunciation guides and definitions applied to practice areas, it's the resource that dental professionals can use for years to come. The chapters are organized by specialty area, so readers can always find the information quickly. Whether learning in the classroom or on the job, DENTAL TERMINOLOGY, Third edition is the easy-to-use reference that comes in handy again and again.


  • Word-building approach instructs students about the make-up and proper use of of dental terminology.
  • Free practice software provides additional opportunities for practice and review of pronunciations and definitions. Games and activities such as Hangman, Crossword Puzzles, Flash Cards, Matching, and Spelling Bee allow interactive and fun review of the terms.
  • "Sounds like" pronunciations help users learn to pronounce difficult terms.

About the Contributor

  • Charline M. Dofka

    received an MS from the University of Dayton. She has taken postgraduate studies at Ohio State, West Virginia University, Kent State, and Ohio University. She was employed as a dental assistant/hygienist in oral surgery, orthodontics, and general practices before she became a dental assisting instructor and Diversified Cooperative Health Occupations coordinator at Belmont Career Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Along with teaching duties she chartered the National Honor Society participation of the vocational school and was advisor for the VICA opening and closing ceremony team to National competition representing the state of Ohio. Mrs. Dofka has retired from active teaching but maintains life membership in the Iota Lambda Sigma, professional vocational teaching fraternity, DANB dental assisting certification, and maintains retired status as dental hygienist in West Virginia. She is currently serving in consultation practice and advisory board capacity as well as volunteer activities.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Dental Terminology.
2. Anatomy and Oral Structures.
3. Tooth Origin and Formation.
4. Practice and Facility Setups.
5. Infection Control.
6. Emergency Care.
7. Examination and Prevention.
8. Pain Management / Pharmacology.
9. Dental Radiology.
10. Tooth Restorations.
11. Cosmetic Dentristry.
12. Prostodontics.
13. Endodontics.
14. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
15. Orthodontics.
16. Periodontics.
17. Pediatric Dentistry.
18. Dental Laboratory Materials.
19. Dental Laboratory Procedures.
20. Busines Management Procedures.

New to this Edition

  • New terms relating to radiology and CAT scanning.
  • Expanded coverage on CAT/CAM laboratory and chairside use.
  • Updated terms for cosmetic dentistry applications.
  • More pictures in full color illustrate the information and help students remember the terms.