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Clinical Aspects of Dental Materials provides a basic, practical understanding of dental materials and materials science for dental hygiene students. The content is divided into three major sections, Theoretical Perspectives, Laboratory/Clinical Applications, and Case Studies. Part I, Theoretical Perspectives, covers the basics of dental materials, including science and theory. Part II, Lab/Clinical Applications, relates the clinical relevance of materials science to dental hygiene practice. Part III includes case studies that help students integrate other dental hygiene knowledge with materials science. The content is presented in an easy-to-follow outline format (similar to our Wilkins text), with limited amounts of technical information, covering only what is necessary for dental hygiene practice. Clinical relevance is stressed throughout, making the book practical and applicable for students.
Table of Contents
|Materials Science and Dentistry|
|Physical and Mechanical Properties of Dental Materials|
|Direct Polymeric Restorative Materials|
|Amalgam and Direct Gold|
|Materials for Fixed Indirect Restorations and Prostheses|
|Removable Prostheses and Acrylic Resins|
|Clinical Detection and Management of Dental Restorative Materials During Scaling and Polishing|
|Radiographic Appearance of Dental Tissues and Materials|
|Polishing Materials and Abrasion|
|Instruments as Dental Materials: Care and Maintenance|
|Infection Control and Safety in the Dental Office|
|Disinfection of Impressions, Dentures, and Other Appliances and Materials|
|General Rules for Handling Dental Materials|
|Laboratory and Clinical Applications|
|Mixing Liners, Bases, and Cements|
|Application and Removal of the Rubber Dam|
|Pit and Fissure Sealants|
|Amalgam Finishing and Polishing|
|Taking Alginate Impressions|
|Fabrication and Trimming of Study Models|
|Fabrication of a Custom Impression Tray|
|Vital Tooth Whitening: Patient-Applied, Professionally Supervised Clinical and Laboratory Procedures|
|Debonding Orthodontic Resins|
|Placement of the Periodontal Dressing|
|Removal of the Periodontal Dressing and Sutures|
|Composite Finishing and Polishing|
|Tips for the New Hygienist|
|Skill Performance Evaluations|
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