Online Dental Resources

Good Starting Places: Electronic Reference 

Books and audiovisual materials 

Use the Library Search to find books. Limit your search to books by selecting the Books resource type under Refine My Results. Chemeketa books will show as Available, with a green disc indicator, followed by the location and call number.

You may have to do several searches to find books that might be pertinent to your subject.

Books not owned by Chemeketa may be requested through Summit or via interlibrary loan.


Chemeketa students registered for credit may request Summit books from other Orbis Cascade Alliance libraries. The Orbis Cascade Alliance is made up of 37 member libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Authorized users have access to all of the material in the Chemeketa Community College library, plus about 28 million items in Summit.

Finding articles 

Here are indexes that cover dental journals in Chemeketa's library. No one index covers every journal, so if you do not find what you need in one, try another.

You can do simple keyword searches in CINAHL, but if you'd like to learn how to use CINAHL headings, there is a tutorial on CINAHL at How To Use CINAHL.

Chemeketa journals 

Current journals 

Dental journals 

Some of Chemeketa's dental journals are available in paper in the periodicals section of the library. They are shelved alphabetically by title:

  • Dental Assistant: Journal Of The American Dental Assistants Association - 2002 - present
  • Dental Clinics of North America - Jan. 2004 - Jan. 2010
  • Journal of the American Dental Association - current 6 years

Chemeketa has Dental Assistant online and in paper. It is indexed in both CINAHL and MEDLINE

Many of Chemeketa's dental journals are online; they are linked in the list of subjects below.

Anesthesia journals 

Anesthesia in dentistry

See also Anesthesiology.

Infection control journals 

Infection control

Specialist journals 

Chemeketa has older issues of some specialist journals you may browse. They are shelved alphabetically in the Periodicals section of the libary.

  • American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
  • Journal of endodontics
  • Journal of dentistry for children

Finding images 

Image Quest is a Britannica database that has millions of images, including images of dental equipment, oral conditions, and procedures.

Web Sites 

You may find the following Web sites useful:

America's Career Infonet - ACI
An excellent information source from the Department of Labor. Click on "Occupation Information" to search in the Occupation Profile for an occupation. The resulting reports will include both national information and that for your chosen state. Rankings for all states are available. Links take you to other types of occupational information, such as skills, education needed, industry trends, and other information on the Web. Includes RealPlayer video descriptions of jobs.
Database of reliable online health publications, clearinghouses, Web sites, self-help groups, government agencies, academic centers and nonprofit agencies. Includes a wide variety of consumer health information.
A good source for one-stop shopping on medical and dental topics. It has a large number carefully-selected information sources grouped together. In addition to MEDLINE, (the National Library of Medicine index to medical journals), there are dictionaries, directories, databases, links to clearinghouses, organizations, and libraries.
Occupation Information Center (Oregon Labor Market Information System)
Career information tailored to the state of Oregon. Type in a job title or browse job titles by category to find information on occupations, including job description, wages, outlook, skills, current job openings, educational requirements, sources of training, and links to occupations with similar skills. The parent site, OLMIS, also has lots of additional information on careers, employment, and industry outlook in Oregon.

Resources for DANB dental exam reference

These are online resources recommended by the Dental Assisting National Board.

See also Print Resources.

• Infection control

More DANB Preparation 

The LearningExpress 3.0 database now has preparation for the DANB exam, with review material and practice tests. You must register for a free account in order to use the database.

Printed Resources  

There is a guide to Print Resources for dental studies.

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Updated: 19 December 2014