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Chapter-04 Basic Sciences

BOOK TITLE: Dental Operating Room Assistant

Author
1. Awasthi PN
ISBN
9789350251355
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11345_4
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
51
Author Affiliations
1. Aiwan-E-Galib Marg, Kotla Road, Temple Lane, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Human body is an incredible living creation made up of bones, muscles, organs, organ systems, blood vessels, nerves etc. thus having basic understanding of its structure i.e. the anatomy and function or physiology is important for dental assistant, so he can effectively communicate as a dental health care professional. This knowledge helps him to be in a state of good health, communicate effectively with medical personnel and understand treatments and medications prescribed by doctor. As a dental assistant sound knowledge about tooth, its number, types, anatomy, gingiva or supporting tissues of tooth, various diseases transmitted through oral route, basics of oral microflora is required.

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