Books, Videos/DVDs, E-books

Search the CNC Library Catalogue

There are approx. 9,000 health-related titles at the main campus library in Prince George, and of those 800 are directly related to dental assisting and hygiene. Search the online catalogue by keyword (e.g. dent* e.g. fluorid* e.g. plaque) or browse the shelves in these call number areas.


  • Anatomy QM
  • QM 311 .F73 Dental anatomy and tooth development (E-Book)
  • QM 311 .W64 Woelfel's dental anatomy
  • QM 535 .F46 Saunders/Elsevier Dental anatomy coloring book
  • Dental RK
  • RK 52 .M287 2010 Concepts in dental public health
  • RK 52 .M37 Infection control for the dental team
  • RK 52.4 .C3 C36 Report on the findings of the oral health component of the Canadian health measures survey 2007-2009 (E-Book)
  • RK 55 .M4 T73 Treating the dental patient with a developmental disorder
  • RK 60.5 .C365 Case studies in dental hygiene
  • RK 60.5 .D445 Dental hygiene: theory and practice
  • RK 60.5 .E855 Evidence-based dentistry for the dental hygienist
  • RK 60.5 .G37 The administrative dental assistant
  • RK 60.5 .L58 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' comprehensive dental assisting
  • RK 60.5 .P48 Dental assisting: a comprehensive approach
  • RK 60.5 .R495 Review questions and answers for dental assisting
  • RK 60.7 .M67 Mosby's comprehensive review of dental hygiene
  • RK 60.7 .M94 General and oral pathology for dental hygiene practice
  • RK 60.8 .H43 Health behavior change in the dental practice
  • RK 61 .O73 The oral-systemic health connection: a guide to patient care
  • RK 281 .S74 The dental hygienist's guide to nutritional care
  • RK 307 .D43 General and oral pathology for the dental hygienist
  • RK 307 .I27 Oral pathology for the dental hygienist, with general pathology introductions
  • RK 308.3 .P53 Preventing medical emergencies: use of the medical history
  • RK 309 .D44 Essentials of dental radiography for dental assistants and hygienists
  • RK 309 .W54 Radiography and radiology for dental care professionals
  • RK 361 .C58 Comprehensive periodontics for the dental hygienist
  • RK 361 .C37 Carranza's clinical periodontology
  • RK 361 .D46 Dental health (DVD)
  • RK 361 .R52 Periodontal diagnosis and therapy
  • RK 510 .M332 Malamed's local anesthesia administration (DVD)
  • RK 652 .B37 Basics of dental technology: a step by step approach
  • RK 681 .N53 Fundamentals of periodontal instrumentation and advanced root instrumentation
  • RK 701 .W45 Oral pharmacology for the dental hygienist
  • RK 701 .R46 Applied pharmacology for the dental hygienist

Medicine, other sections R's

  • R 690 .F54 Career opportunities in health care
  • RA 591.7 .S97 A systematic review of public water fluoridation (E-Book)
  • RC 86.8 .D46 Dental office medical emergencies: a manual of office response protocols
  • RC 261 .M688 Mouthguard use and care
  • RS 142.23 .C6 Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties Canada (CPS)

Microbiology QR

  • QR 47 .E87 Essentials of microbiology for dental students

Physiology QP

  • QP 141 .D365 Dental hygienists' guide to nutritional care

Related collections

  • Reference collection - dictionaries, encyclopedias, health indicators and other quick reference sources e.g. REF QM Anatomy, REF R Medical Dictionaries
  • Reserve collection - frequently used items available on short-term loan, at the circulation desk
  • Statistics Canada collection - vital statistics
  • E-Books - we have many e-books in full-text online. To get a list, in the Classic Catalogue, search for "dental or dentistry" (or some other search term) and scroll down, to select Location: Online. Here is a sample search result. (73 titles and growing). Another way to find these is to search the CNC Discovery Search system - in the Discovery box on the library home page, enter your search terms. When the search results come up, limit them to e-books by scrolling down, on the left hand side of the screen, to Limit by Databases - choose Ebooks only.


Topics - Go to CNC Library Databases page

The best way to find a lot of information on a topic is to search a journal index or database. Most of the Library's indexes include full-text articles, which can be retrieved at any campus station or from home with a CNC computer account.

There are over 2,000 online full-text journals in health. The best indexes for Dental topics are:

(1) Academic, Health bundle (Ebsco): Includes Alt HealthWatch, Biomedical Reference Collection, Cinahl Complete, Clinical Pharmacology, Health Source, Medline/PubMed

(2) Medline/PubMed;

(3) Ovid for evidence-based reviews

Titles - Go to CNC Library Databases page for A-Z title lists: Online A-Z Title/Subject

Selected Dental Journals

In Print in CNC Library, current subscriptions

  • Compendium (Dental Learning Systems)
  • International journal of dental hygiene
  • Journal of periodontology
  • Journal of public health dentistry
  • Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Oral health
  • Oral hygiene
  • RDH: national magazine for dental hygiene professionals
  • Special care in dentistry


Click here for a link to online versions of over 190 dental

 Titles include

  • Dental assistant
  • Dental practice management
  • International journal of dental hygiene
  • Journal, Canadian Dental Association
  • Journal of dental education
  • Journal of dental hygiene
  • Journal of dental research
  • Oral care ... and much more!

Here are links to some useful websites, for CNC Dental Assisting Program and Dental Hygiene Program



  • WorkBC -
  • Working in Canada -

Certification and Licensure

Equipment and Supplies




  • Google Image search: example: malocclusion (always check copyright on images) -

Teaching and Research

Tips for New Students

  • Obtain a CNC ID card from Admissions and bring it to the Library, with proof of address, to activate your library account
  • Activate your CNC computer account to ensure that you have full access to library resources; see Student Technology Guide posted on the IT Services website
  • Check out the library - we have lots of nice study spaces, 8 bookable group study rooms, photocopiers, student computer labs with printers, media equipment carrels, and an adjacent media services area where you can do scanning and colour printing, sign out equipment, use rooms with special equipment for videos and presentations, and get help with your class projects
  • Pick up copies of our free handouts or get them online
  • Ask for help at the Information Desk at any time!

Tips for Instructors

  • Book an in-class orientation with James Lovitt, Orientation Librarian, email
  • Book a personal tour of the library so we can familiarize you with faculty-related services, including how to order items for the collection, how to get current awareness services in your area of interest, and relevant health information, such as Citation/style guides for ICMJE/Vancouver Style. Note that faculty have access to some online dental image collections in R:/Copyright/Dental folder.