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Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice



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  • Dental Hygiene : Theory and Practice
    Dental Hygiene : Theory and Practice


Comprehensive and up to date, this practical textbook offers complete coverage of today's dental hygiene skills and theories - all based on the Human Needs Model for better hygienist/patient communication. With a strong focus on clinical application, each section closely follows the critical thinking and clinical assessment approach that a hygienist must use in the classroom, clinic, and practice. Clinical competencies at the beginning of each chapter provide a clear, quick overview of exactly what you need to know, and procedure boxes with detailed steps and rationales ensure that you understand the reasoning behind each step in the competencies. In addition, new chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection keep you up to date with today's major areas of research. Each section takes you from conceptual foundations of dental hygiene through patient assessment, treatment, and evaluation. Scenario boxes challenge you to integrate complex information as you assess, diagnose, plan care, and evaluate the outcome of care. Client Education Issues and Legal, Ethical and Safety Issues boxes inform you of the latest information in these important areas. Critical Thinking exercises provide opportunities for independent thought and problem solving. Tables and boxes build upon and simplify information from the text, making study and review quick and easy. Evolve website contains free online resources, including weblinks, self-assessment quizzes, and professional development worksheets for student review. A reorganized section for Individuals with Special Needs includes chapters on Cleft Palate, Physical Abuse, Blood Diseases, and Mental Illness, all reflecting evidence-based research now available in these areas. New chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection - hot topics in today's dental sciences. New anesthesia guidelines keep you up to date with what's new in pain and anxiety control. Essential resources and websites are now included at the end of each chapter for easy reference. New illustrations provide a fresh, reader-friendly design. Self-assessment quizzes are available online, all case-based to follow the NBDH format. Free online access to the Legal and Ethical Decision Making chapter, including an 'asset center' to assist you with clinical skills.

Table of Contents

Conceptual Foundations
The Dental Hygiene Profession
Human Needs Theory and Dental Hygiene Care
Community-based Dental Hygiene Practice
Changing Behavior
Cultural Competence
Preparation for the Appointment
The Dental Hygiene Care Environment
Infection Control
Medical Emergencies
Personal, Dental, and Health Histories
Vital Signs
Pharmacologic History
Extra and Intraoral Clinical Assessment
Dentition Assessment
Soft Deposits, Plaque Biofilm, Calculus, and Stain Assessment
Caries Risk Assessment
Periodontal and Risk Assessment
Oral-Systemic Health Connection
Critical Thinking in Dental Hygiene Practice
Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
Dental Hygiene Care Plan and Evaluation
Tooth brushing
Interdental and Supplemental Aids
Dentifrices and Mouth rinses
Hand Instrumentation
Ultrasonic Instrumentation
Root Morphology and Instrumentation
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Stain Management
Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal Chemotherapy
Acute Gingival and Periodontal Conditions, Lesions of Endodontic Origin, and Avulsed Teeth
Fluorides, Chlorhexidine, and Xylitol
Pit and Fissure Sealants
Nutritional Counseling
Tobacco Cessation
Impressions, Study Casts, and Oral Stents
Restorative Therapy
Pain and Anxiety Control
Behavioral Management of Dental Anxiety
Dental Hypersensitivity
Local Anesthesia
Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Analgesia
Individuals with Special Needs
Persons with Disabilities
Cardiovascular Disease
Diabetes Mellitus
HIV Infection
Neurologic and Sensory Disabilities
Autoimmune Diseases
Blood Disorders
Respiratory Diseases
Mental Retardation
Mental Illness
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Problems
Eating Disorders
Women's Health
The Older Adult
Fixed and Removable Dentures
Fractured Jaw and Cleft Lip
Osseointegrated Dental Implants
Orthodontic Care
Physical Abuse
Practice Management
Practice Management
Professional Development
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