DEA 253 - Dental Health Education

This guide is designed to help students in DEA 253.

Citing Sources

What do APA Citations Look Like?

Here are some sample APA Style citations, to help you get a sense of how yours should appear:


Smith, J.A. (2010). Dental materials in the twenty-first century. New York: Elsevier.

Scholarly article:

Smith, E.B. (2009). Chairside manner and dental health education: techniques and strategies.  Journal of Dental Practice, 32, 204-215. doi:10.1037/0477-6670.41.22.319

Professional or popular article:

White, C.S. (2005, June). Xylitol gum: new applications for an old material. Dental Assisting Weekly, 15(6), 35-39.

Web site:

Crest whitening strips. (2010). Retrieved from

Citation help from EBSCOhost

All EBSCOhost databases place the menu below on the right side of the page when you're looking at a particular article.  

You can print an APA Style citation, email it to yourself, or just click "Cite" and see the citation on the screen in front of you.

Warning: Some APA citations that you receive will have slight errors, and some may even have major errors.  Review all citations and ask for help in the Writing Lab or library if you are unsure whether the citation is correct.

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