Editor: Namita Kalra

Handbook for Dental Chair Side Assistants Part 2

eBook: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $84
Printed Copy: US $59
Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-981-5136-48-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5136-47-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151364701230101


Handbook for Dental Chair Side Assistants is a timely and comprehensive resource designed to educate the dental chair side assistant and dental nurses about dentistry. This unique practical handbook covers the basic sciences emergencies and clinical aspects of all dental specialties. The theoretical knowledge and background about dental anatomy, dental microbiology, oral pathology, dental materials, dental radiology, dental procedures, common drugs, problems and dental instruments in dental practice is explained in simple and clear terms. The contents have been designed to give an optimum balance between clinical skills and theoretical foundation of the subject.

The book is divided into 2 parts. Part 1 covers basic sciences and includes a guide to working in dental clinics. Part 2 includes a guide to medical emergencies, and information for different dental specialty settings.

Key features:

  • - Lucid yet simple explanations for learners
  • - Covers basic and practical tips for dental assistants and nurses
  • - Provides information for all dental specialties
  • - Includes notes on advanced technology in dentistry
  • - Illustrative and easy to retain information with colorful clinical pictures flowcharts and tabular data
  • - A comprehensive summary for every chapter

The book is useful reading material for undergraduate dental students and trainees.

Audience: Undergraduate dental students and trainees.


This book was conceived over a period of more than a decade. The chairside assistant plays a pivotal role in successful management of dental patients as they enter the dental clinic. The chairside assistant helps in allaying anxiety of the patient, maintains records of dental patients, and helps to lay out all the necessary instruments and materials for the procedure as per the plan. The chairside assistant needs to have good knowledge of anatomy, psychology, diseases, instruments, materials, procedures, and the latest technology. This book intends to prepare dental chairside assistants and dental nurses to provide efficient assistance to the dentist in a dental clinic. They play a silent but crucial role in overall management of patients with various orodental disorders. The book will provide them with the theoretical background and practical tips, and give them deeper insight into their work and responsibilities. It will give them a chance to upgrade their knowledge and skills. The book is rich in real-life pictures, which are well described to make the process of learning attractive and lucid.

This book will also provide an overview to the dental interns for good revision and useful tips to the students as they enter the internship phase. It will also be useful to the postgraduate students before they enter the dental clinics. The book has many real-life photographs, which make it very interesting.

Most of all, this will provide dental chairside assistants and dental nurses with a handbook to which they can refer to and learn, facilitating their role as good dental chairside assistants and dental nurses.

Namita Kalra
Commonwealth Fellow (King’s College, London)
Head of Department of Dentistry
Head Unit of Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, University of Delhi