# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Dental Careers II Resources

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center


The following resources may be helpful to teachers and/or students.

Print Resources

  • Asperheim, Mary Kaye. Pharmacology: An Introductory Text. 9th ed. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 2002.
  • Bailey, Larry J. Working: Skills for a New Age. Delmar, 1990.
  • Bath-Balogh, Mary, and Margaret J. Fehrenbach. Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy, 2nd Pkg. ed. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 2005.
  • Bird, Doni L., and Debbie S. Robinson. Torres and Ehrlich Modern Dental Assisting. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders Co., 2005.
  • Dofka, Charline M. Competency Skills for the Dental Assistant. Albany: Delmar Publishers, 1996.
  • Ehrlich, Ann. Business Administration for the Dental Assistant. 4th ed. Champaign, IL: Colwell Systems, 1991.
  • Farr, J. Michael, Richard Gaither, and R. Michael Pickrell. The Work Book: Getting the Job You Want. 5th ed. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1995.
  • Faux, Marian. The Complete Résumé Guide. 5th ed. Arco Publishing, 1995.
  • Finkbeiner, Betty Ladley, and Claudia Sullens Johnson. Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Assisting. St. Louis: Mosby, 1997.
  • Gage, Tommy W. and Frieda Atherton Pickett. Mosby's Dental Drug Reference. 7th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2004.
  • Govoni, Mary. Introduction to Basic Concepts in Dental Radiography. American Dental Assistants Association, 1999.
  • Haring, Joen Iannucci, and Laura Jansen Lind. Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques. 2nd ed. W. B. Saunders Co., 1996.
  • Hirsch, Arlene S. Interviewing: Effective Techniques to Help You Answer Tough Questions and Make a Great Impression. 3rd ed. John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • HOSA: Learn, Grow, Become, 2nd ed. HOSA, 1995. (Available from National HOSA and from CIMC, Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education.)
  • Kelly-Plate, Joan M., and Ruth Volz-Patton. Career Skills. 2nd ed. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  • Kimbrell, Grady and Ben S. Vineyard. Succeeding in the World of Work. 8th ed. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  • Kushner, John A. How to Find and Apply for a Job.South-Western, 2000.
  • Miles, Dale A., Margot L. Van Dis, Catherine W. Jensen, and Ann Bruno Ferretti. Radiographic Imaging for Dental Auxiliaries. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1999.
  • Phinney, Donna J., and Judy H. Halstead. Delmar's Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach. 2nd ed. Delmar, 2004.
  • Product Catalog & Reference Guide. Hu-Friedy Marketing, Inc., 3232 No. Rockwell Street, Chicago, IL 60618-5982. Phone 773-975-6100; Fax 773-975-1683. Catalog available online at http://www.hufriedy.com.
  • Robinson, Debbie S., and Doni L. Bird. Torres and Ehrlich Essentials of Dental Assisting. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 2000.
  • Tiersten, Sylvia, and Pam Dixon. Be Your Own Headhunter Online: Get the Job You Want Using the Information Superhighway. Random House, 1995.
  • Wynett, Stanley. Cover Letters That Will Get You the Job You Want. Betterway Books, 1993.


Many dental-related software packages are available from a variety of suppliers. Examples:

  • Dentech. Health-Tech Systems, Inc. 1-800-288-7691.
  • Easy Dental. Henry Schein, Inc., 5 Harbor Park Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050. 1-800-443-2756.
  • Right Resume Writer III. The School Company, Division of Career Development Software, Inc. P. O. Box 5379, Vancouver, WA 98668. 1-206-696-3529.
  • SOFTDENT Dental Office Management Software. Info Soft, Inc., 7939 Honeygo Boulevard, Suite 212, Baltimore, MD 21236. 1-800-433-2409.


Order from the American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2673; Phone 312-440-2500; Fax 312-440-7494:

  • Careers in Dental Assisting, Dental Laboratory Technology, and Dental Hygiene.
  • Dental Assisting: A Career for You.
  • Dental Assisting: A Contemporary Career (nontraditional students).

Order from NIMCO, P.O. Box 9, 102 Hwy 81N, Calhoun, KY 42327-0009; Phone 800-962-6662:

  • Basic Oral Anatomy for the Dental Health Team, 1992 (MED-DA310R-V25: 12-minute live video, $100.00. MED-DA310W-B25: Workbook, $5.99).
  • Radiographic Techniques and Safety: Introduction to X-Ray and Safety Precautions, 1992 (MED-DR102-V25: 17-minute live video, $100.00. MED-DR102W-B25: Workbook, $5.99).
  • Radiographic Techniques and Safety: Taking Radiographs,1992 (MED-DR103-V25: 24-minute live video, $100.00. MED-DR103W-B25: Workbook, $5.99).
  • Radiographic Techniques and Safety: X-Ray Film Processing,1992 (MED-DR104-V25: 23-minute live video, $100.00. MED-DR104W-B25: Workbook, $5.99).
  • To obtain the series of four videos and workbooks: order MED-DR-V25, $300.00

Order from the Academy of General Dentistry: 211 East Chicago Ave., Ste 900, Chicago, IL 60611-1999, Phone 888-AGD-DENT (888-243-3368); Fax 312-440-0559:

  • Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office.