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  • Dental Public Health and Research
    Dental Public Health and Research
  • Dental Public Health: Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist
    Dental Public Health: Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Public Health : Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist
    Dental Public Health : Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist


Written to reflect the changing role of the dental hygiene practitioner in the dental care delivery system, this brand new edition of  Dental Public Health and Research 3/e provides students with the key tools needed to effectively position and practice dental hygiene in the public health setting. This book expands the knowledge base necessary for dental hygiene practitioners in the 21st century. Some new and exciting features of this updated edition include:   The chapter on dental care funding is expanded to focus on the current issues in dental care financing and the government's role in this area.  A chapter on the importance of collaboration in dental care, building coalitions to help advocate for the oral health of all people and an introductory discussion on grant writing are included.  The chapter on cultural diversity follows the chapter on target populations.  The research unit is greatly expanded to provide detailed information on the study of dental hygiene research.   Areas of expansion include evidenced-based research, ethics in research, roles of government and private entities in dental research, oral epidemiology, and the measurement of oral diseases and conditions.  Did you Know?boxes serve as a mental break for readers by providing interesting ;gee whiz ; information.   This book is a perfect resource for dental hygiene practitioners.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Reviewersp. xv
Introduction to Dental Public Healthp. 1
Dental Public Health: An Overviewp. 3
Public Health Definedp. 4
Historical Perspective of Public Healthp. 6
Dental Public Health Definedp. 7
Factors Affecting Dental Public Healthp. 9
The Prevention Movementp. 18
Historical Developmentp. 19
Evolution of Organized Dental Hygienep. 22
Dental Health Preventive Modalitiesp. 22
Dental Sealantsp. 27
Dental Care Delivery in the United Statesp. 35
Delivery of Dental Care in the-United Statesp. 36
Federal Structure of Dental Public Healthp. 36
Structure of State Dental Public Healthp. 41
Dental Health Care Workforcep. 42
Dental Hygiene Care Delivery in the Global Community (Claudia Luciak-Donsberger)p. 48
Access to Information on Global Oral Health Needsp. 50
Potential Roles for Dental Hygienists According to Evidence-Based Data Collectionp. 52
International Dental Hygienep. 52
Current Status of Dental Hygiene Educationp. 57
Professional Regulationp. 58
Movement Toward Autonomyp. 59
Challenges to the Professionp. 63
Successful Public Health Initiatives Involving Dental Hygienistsp. 65
Future of Dental Hygiene Worldwidep. 66
Key International Organizationsp. 67
Financing of Dental Carep. 72
Payment Methodsp. 78
Insurance Plansp. 79
Dental Provider Billingp. 80
Governmental Roles in Funding Dental Carep. 85
Federal and State Legislation Affecting Dental Hygiene Practicep. 90
Historical Perspective of Practice Issuesp. 91
State Government Overviewp. 95
State Laws and Their Passagep. 95
State Dental Boardsp. 97
Supervision of Dental Hygienistsp. 97
Advocacy for Dental Care (Shari Peterson)p. 103
Understanding Change and Its Agentsp. 104
Making Governmental Policyp. 110
Working Collaboration and Through Partnershipsp. 111
Building Coalitionsp. 112
Writing Grantsp. 114
Dental Hygiene Public Health Programsp. 117
Dental Health Education and Promotionp. 119
Principles of Healthp. 120
Health Education and Motivation Theoriesp. 121
Lesson Plan Developmentp. 130
Dental Hygiene Process of Carep. 131
Assessmentp. 131
Dental Hygiene Diagnosisp. 132
Planningp. 133
Implementationp. 137
Evaluationp. 139
Target Populationsp. 142
Target Populationsp. 143
Target Population Profilesp. 151
Faith-Based Initiativesp. 153
Barriers to Dental Carep. 153
Cultural Competency (Irene Connolly)p. 156
Cultural Diversity in the United Statesp. 158
Culture Issues in Health Carep. 160
Cultural Competency and Dental Hygienistsp. 161
Program Planningp. 169
Common Dental Health Program Planning Paradigmsp. 170
Dental Hygiene Public Health Programsp. 170
Dental Hygiene Public Health Program Planning Paradigmp. 176
Program Evaluation (With Contributionsp. 179
Evaluation Techniquesp. 180
Dental Indexesp. 182
Governmental Evaluation of Oral Healthp. 191
Dental Hygiene Researchp. 197
Research in Dental Hygienep. 199
Research and Dental Public Healthp. 200
The Components of a Research Studyp. 202
Ethical Considerations in Researchp. 206
Research Roles of Government and Private Entitiesp. 209
Research Approaches and Designsp. 211
Historical Approachp. 212
Descriptive Approachp. 212
Retrospective (Ex Post Facto) Approachp. 216
Experimental (Prospective) Approachp. 216
Quasi-Experimental Approachp. 220
Oral Epidemiologyp. 225
What Is Epidemiology?p. 226
The Multifactorial Nature of Diseasep. 228
Measurement in Epidemiologyp. 229
Oral Epidemiology Surveillance and Reportsp. 230
Concepts of Epidemiological Studiesp. 235
Validity of Epidemiologic Studiesp. 239
Current Oral Epidemiological Findingsp. 245
The Epidemiology of Oral Diseases and Conditionsp. 246
Prevention by Using Dental Carep. 260
Biostatisticsp. 267
Data Categorizationp. 268
Descriptive Statisticsp. 270
Graphing Datap. 273
Correlationp. 278
Statistical Decision Makingp. 280
Inferential Statisticsp. 281
Interpretation of Data and Research Resultsp. 284
Evaluation of Scientific Literature and Dental Productsp. 289
Regulation of Dental Care Productsp. 290
Research Sources for Dental Care Productsp. 291
Evaluation of Advertisementsp. 292
Evaluation of Scientific Literaturep. 293
Practical Strategies for Dental Public Healthp. 299
Careers in Dental Public Healthp. 301
Federal Government Dental Public Health Career Opportunitiesp. 302
Independent Contractorsp. 305
Dental Staffing Agency Employeep. 305
Student Dental Public Health Opportunitiesp. 307
State Opportunitiesp. 308
International Opportunitiesp. 308
Strategies for Creating Dental Hygiene Positions in Dental Public Health Settingsp. 310
Legislative Perspectivep. 311
Proposed Plan for Actionp. 311
Practice Managementp. 315
Proposal Development and Presentationp. 316
Dental Hygiene Consultation and Policiesp. 317
Dental Public Health Reviewp. 320
Study Guidep. 321
Sample Questionsp. 324
Table Clinic Presentationp. A-l
Poster Session Preparationp. A-4
Dental Terms and Phrases Translated into Spanish and Vietnamese with Spanish Pronunciation Guidep. A-5
Standards for Dental Hygienists in Dental Public Health Educationp. A-8
Guide to Scientific Writingp. A-9
Answers to Self-Study Test Itemsp. A-10
Glossaryp. G-l
Indexp. I-1
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