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Designed for community dental/public health courses, Dental Public Health and Research also serves as an ideal resource for board exam preparation or for dental hygiene practitioners.
Dental Public Health and Research explores the ever-changing world of dental public health–a dynamic career pathway for dental hygienists–and provides readers with the key tools needed to effectively practice and conduct dental hygiene in the public health setting. The Fourth Edition features an increased emphasis on the dental hygienist’s understanding of research principles, and an expanded discussion of public health science. Readers are guided through dental hygiene fundamentals, programs, research, and practical strategies to give them a true understanding of what it takes to be a successful, contemporary dental hygiene practitioner.
Table of Contents
UNIT ONE: Introduction to Dental Public Health 1. Dental Public Health Public Health History Public Health Defined Dental Public Health Factors affecting Dental Public Health 2. The Evolution of the Prevention Movement Historical Development of Dental Hygiene and Dental Public Health Evolution of Organized Dental Hygiene Prevention Modalities 3. Dental Care Delivery in the United States Federal and State Structure of Dental Care Delivery Delivery of Dental Care in the United States Dental Health Care Workforce 4. Dental Care Delivery in the Global Community International Dental Care Delivery Systems Examples of Dental Public Health in Other Countries International Overview of Laws Affecting Dental Public Health 5. Funding of Dental Care Historical Background of Dental Care Funding Governmental and Private Funding of Dental Care Dental Care Financing Principles 6. Legislative Initiatives Affecting Dental Hygiene Practice Introduction of Laws and Regulations Affecting Dental Public Health Governmental Structures in the United States Legislative Principles in the United States Supervisory Issues in Dental Public Health 7. Change Agents in Dental Care (Shari Peterson, RDH, MEd) Health Policy Collaborative Partnerships Coalition Building Concepts in Grant Writing UNIT TWO: Dental Hygiene Public Health Programs 8. Dental Health Education and Promotion Health Education Principles Health Promotion Principles Healthy Literacy 9. Lesson Plan Development Teaching Strategies Writing Behavioral Objectives Procedural Steps to Planning a Presentation 10. Target Populations Barriers to Dental Care Target Populations Overview 11. Cultural Diversity Introduction to the Study of Culture and Cultural Diversity Culture in Health Care Culture’s Effect on Health Values and Practices Cross Cultural Dental Hygiene 12. Program Planning Strategies for Program Planning Program Planning Paradigms Planning related to urban, suburban and rural areas programs Examples of Past and Present Dental Public Health Programs 13. Program Evaluation Strategies for Program Evaluation Alternative Ideas and Revision Strategies Governmental Evaluation Dental Indices
UNIT FOUR: Practical Strategies for Dental Public Health 21. Careers in Dental Public Health (Karen Portillo, RDH, MS) Defining Dental Public Health Careers Governmental Opportunities 22. Strategies for Creating Dental Hygiene Positions in Dental Public Health Settings Dental Hygiene Positions within the Dental Care Delivery System “How to” Establish Positions Examples proposals and guidelines 23. Dental Public Health Board Review (Meg Zayan, RDH, MPH, EdD) Outline of Board Community Section Helpful Hints for the Boards Sample Test Items and Answers
APPENDIXES Appendix A: Table Clinic Presentation Appendix B: Poster Session Preparation Appendix C: Competencies for Dental Hygienists in Dental Public Health Education Appendix D:Guide to Scientific Writing GLOSSARY INDEX