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The New Chairside Instructor: A Visual Guide to Case Presentations!

American Dental AssociationSometimes the simplest tools are the most effective. Case in point: The Chairside Instructor book. Just flip it open, point to a picture, and your patient understands. With over 200 photos and illustrations, the Chairside covers a wide range of prevention and treatment topics, including hygiene; anatomy; x-rays; perio; decay; crown, bridge, dentures, root canal, and other restorations; orthodontics; cosmetic treatment; TMJ; pathologies; and now cracked tooth and bruxism. With 49 NEW images, such as updated dentition charts, perio probing, SRP before-and-after photos, perio surgery and bone grafting, CBCT, implant surgery, and cosmetic cases. Now laminated for wipe-clean care; handy tabs help you quickly locate topics. New horizontal format is easier to show patients, too. Ideal for patient education or as a learning tool for auxiliaries-in-training.

See sample pages (PDF)


  1. Oral Anatomy
  2. Prevention and Diagnosis
  3. Gum Disease
  4. Caries and Restorations
  5. Tooth Replacement
  6. Orthodontics
  7. Cosmetic Options
  8. Other Oral Conditions

W013 English, Book, 44 laminated pages, 11" x 8.5"
W014 Spanish
Members $59.95 / Retail $89.95

The Chairside Instructor: Digital Edition

American Dental Association

Show patients all the Chairside's vivid pictures larger than life on your computer screen! The Digital Edition has same layout as the book; bookmarks and a search box help you find topics with ease. Use Chairside Digital on in-office computers, iPads®, and other devices that read PDF files and can run the required free software Adobe® Digital Editions. The e-Book can be used on up to 6 devices with Internet. Downloadable PDF format. (Best for computers)

W013D English e-Book, 44 pages
W014D Spanish
Members $59.95 / Retail $89.95

The Chairside Instructor App for iOS

American Dental AssociationOn an iPad, the Chairside Instructor looks even better! Impress your patients with crystal-clear graphics using the newest technology. Find images in a flash with the category list, keyword search, or Favorites feature. You can even draw on a picture, add a comment, email it to a patient, and save it for future use! See for details. Currently available for Apple devices only. Order from, then complete your download at the iTunes Store. The App is available in English only for iPad and iPhone. (Best for iPads)

W013i one time purchase
Members $99 / Retail $149