DENTAL MATERIALS: Properties and Manlipulation is a comprehensive text focusing on the manipulation of dental materials most commonly used in the dental office. It discusses the physical, chemical and manipulative properties of the modern materials, allowing dental hygienists and assistants to discuss options with patients. The text is well illustrated with numerous tables and information on brand names. Each chapter features new words and a multiple choice self-test with answers at the end of the book. * Shows side-by-side comparisons of different dental materials for complete coverage of important properties. * Keeps the student up-to-date on current products and companies with lists of updated products (ADA-certified products, when applicable). * Includes numerous illustrations, allowing the student to visualize manipulations. * Identifies learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter to emphasize important content. * Defines unusual terms and phrases in the margins, eliminating the need to refer to the glossary at the back of the book. * Includes Summary Sections to reinforce critical concepts discussed in the chapter. * Presents self-tests (multiple choice, short answer) at the end of each chapter so that students can evaluate their understanding of subject matter. * Includes Suggested Readings to emphasize review rather than research articles. * Includes Glossary defining important terms to eliminate the need for a dictionary.