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Dental Assisting: Home

Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Dental Science and Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting Program at College of the Redwoods offers a Certificate and an AS degrees in Dental Assisting. These prepare students for careers as dental assistants and for successful completion of the registered dental assistant and certified dental assistant examination. The library supports students in these programs by providing selected resources.

Search Terms

These are some of the terms that students may need for an addiction studies research project. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. Use scientific or technical terms. Use specific words. Use only one or two words. Try both plural and singular forms. Try different combinations.

  • Blood born pathogens
  • Caries
  • Chair side
  • Cleaning procedures
  • Clinical dental assisting
  • Communication ethics
  • Dental anatomy
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental terminology
  • Dentistry practices
  • Detection
  • Developmental anomalies
  • Diet
  • Disease transmission
  • Dosage
  • Eating disorders
  • Emergency care
  • Enamel
  • Ergonomics
  • Exposure
  • Facility setup
  • Film developing
  • Film storing
  • Gloving
  • Gypsum/ Fillings
  • Health insurance
  • Impression materials
  • Infection
  • Infection control
  • Instruments (tools)
  • Laboratory duties
  • Medical billing
  • Medical ethics
  • Medications
  • Microorganisms
  • Moisture control
  • Neck and head anatomy
  • Nutrition
  • Occlusion
  • Oral cancer
  • Oral health
  • Oral lesion
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pain management
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient care
  • Patient positioning
  • Periodontics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Plaque
  • Prescription drugs
  • Preventative dentistry
  • Preventative procedure
  • Prevention
  • Privacy
  • Prosthodontics
  • Radiation safety
  • Radiography
  • Radiography techniques
  • Radiology
  • Resin
  • Restorative procedure
  • Sealants
  • Sedation
  • Sterile
  • Tooth eruption
  • Tooth formation
  • Transcription
  • Tray set up
  • X-ray

Dental Assisting Classes

Check the Dental Assisting department website for a list of the degrees offered and a complete list of classes. Other classes may be taken as part of this certificate. Check with a counselor to see what classes are currently required for these degrees.


Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.