Dental Materials: Clinical Applications For Dental Assistants And Dental Hygienists, 4th Edition

Stay up-to-date with the uses, properties, and handling of dental materials! With just the right level and scope of content, Dental Materials: Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists, 4th Edition, emphasizes how knowledge of dental materials fits into day-to-day clinical practice. This hands-on resource features clinically focused content supplemented liberally with high-quality photographs, case applications, clinical tips and warnings, and step-by-step procedures, as well as practice opportunities on a companion website. A focus on application and a strong art program with additional modern illustrations make this often-difficult subject matter approachable and relevant for today’s dental team members.

  • A focus on clinical application
    • ― content presentation, tips and precautions, and case scenarios.


  • Art program with nearly 600 images, including a mixture of full-color conceptual renderings and clinical photographs.
  • Step-by-step procedures with artwork and icons.
  • Practice opportunities for classroom and board exam prep include chapter review questions, discussion topics, and practice quizzes on Evolve.
  • Vocabulary practice: key terms called out in the chapter and defined in the glossary.
  • Robust student practice opportunities, such as competency skill worksheets and educator support materials.
  • An Evolve companion website with student practice opportunities and educator support materials.
  • A full-color presentation shows dental materials being used and applied.
  • NEW! Additional application criteria listings
    • support optimal decision-making.


  • NEW! Additional modern illustrations enhance comprehension of complex biomaterial concepts.
  • NEW! Evidence-based content on dynamic areas such as aesthetics, ceramics, implants, and impressions.
  • IMPROVED! Test Bank with cognitive levelling based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and mapping to the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) blueprint.