Emergency Guide for Dental Auxiliaries

  • AUTHORS: Debra Jennings, DMD; Janet Chernega, CDA, BS
  • ISBN-13: 9781111138608 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 256 Pages  Paperback 
  • 4th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2002, 1990, 1986
  • ©2013     Published
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About The Product

EMERGENCY GUIDE FOR DENTAL AUXILIARIES, 4E contains the information and instruction needed in order to effectively handle a medical emergency in the dental office. In addition to basic technical instruction, this new edition provides up-to-date information on First Aid techniques, legal concerns, and safety procedures. A new design helps to better illustrate core concepts and increase comprehension. "Emergency Basics" boxes outline the sequence of steps for recognizing a medical emergency as well as action points to assist the patient.


  • "Emergency Basics" boxes highlighted in each chapter provide quick access to the signs, symptoms, and First Aid steps to managing various medical emergencies.
  • Review questions and problem-solving scenarios allow students to review and apply the textbook’s content.
  • Updated information about emergency protocols for CPR and airway obstruction among other essential skills.
  • Coverage of all major medical emergencies and an accompanying action plan for the dental professional.

About the Contributor

  • Debra Jennings, DMD

    Dr. Debra Jennings obtained her D.M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston SC during the class of 1990. With a 21 year experience at Trident Technical College, she has taught in the Dental Hygiene and Expanded Duty Dental Assistant programs. During this time she also taught a clinical course to the first year dental students at MUSC to enhance their knowledge of four-handed dentistry. Before attending the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Jennings earned dual degrees from the University of South Carolina in Archeology/Criminal Justice and Biology/Chemistry. Her over 30 years of practical experience in the dental field runs the gamete from dental hygiene to dentistry. Dr. Jennings' many years of dental, experience places her in the unique position of being at the pulse of modern teaching and dental practices. In addition to teaching, she has authored and edited various texts and articles for the dental community. When not in the academic arena, she volunteers with the Smiles For A Lifetime clinic that services low income and immigrant populations. She is a South Carolina native and has lived in the low county for over 30 years.

  • Janet Chernega, CDA, BS

    Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

Table of Contents

Section I: Prevention
1. Office Preparation
2. Medical History
3. Vital Signs
Section II: Altered Consciousness Emergencies
4. Syncope
5. Seizure Disorders
6. Diabetes Mellitus
7. Cerebrovascular Accident
Section III: Respiratory Distress Emergencies
8. Asthma
9. Hyperventilation
10. Airway Obstruction
Section IV: Cardiovascular Emergencies
11. Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction
12. Cardiopulmonary Respiration
Section V: Immune System Emergencies
13. Allergic Reactions
Section VI: Legal Issues in Emergency Care
14. Occupational Hazards and Emergenvies
15. Legal Problems of Emergency Care

New to this Edition

  • “Test Your Knowledge” boxes appear throughout the chapters to reinforce content and student understanding.
  • Brand new design strengthens presentation of chapter content, and is enhanced by a variety of updated illustrations and photographs.
  • Additional case studies have been added to each chapter to emphasize dental emergency protocols and real-world applications.