San Juan College Library

Dental Resources



The San Juan College Library is organized using the Library of Congress Classification System.  Most topics on dentistry can be found in the RK section of the library in both the reference collection and the circulating collection.   Browsing that section can be helpful to get a general idea of our resources, however a more precise search can be done using the online library catalog.

An example of some of the terms and phrases which might be useful in a Subject search:

Anesthesia in Dentistry

Dental Offices


Dental Anthropology

Dental Pharmacology

Preventive Dentistry

Dental Assistants

Dental Public Health


Dental Casting



Dental Emergencies



Dental Health Education

Nutrition and Dental


Dental Hygiene

Occlusion (Dentistry)


Dental Hygienists



Dental Materials




The following Online Databases can be used to find journal articles:

MEDLINE (Firstsearch)
All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing

Nursing Journals (ProQuest)
Over 400 full-text medical journals.

With 4000+ full-text journals, magazines, and newspapers and indexes to thousands more.

Science Direct
Electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Journals and Books.

Individual Journals are accessible directly here:

Journal of Periodontology

Journal of the American Dental Association

International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery

Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology and endodontics

The following is a free, online peer-reviewed publication dealing with dentistry:
The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice

Web Sites

ADA: The American Dental Assocation

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Dental Assistants

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Dental Hygienists

Commercial Web Sites

The following web sites are mainly for commercial purposes, but they might have some good information as well:

Crest Dental Resource Net

Dental Xchange

Library Account Questions 505-566-3249
Research Questions 505-566-3256