Primary Preventive Dentistry

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/7/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Organized for consistency, coherence, and readability, this fully updated text covers all areas of prevention in dental care. PRIMARY PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY, 8/e first describes dental diseases and conditions, helping students clearly understand the processes that can be prevented through the use of preventive modalities or ideas. Next, it presents detailed strategies to prevent these diseases and conditions. Throughout, specific target populations are defined and described based upon scientifically valid preventive strategies aimed at their needs. This edition improves student understanding with more photos, illustrations, diagrams, and tables; highlights "fun facts" about the topic; adds a new chapter on the important influence culture plays in preventive dental care; and is supported by many new web-based review questions and case studies for each chapter.

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: Primary Preventive Dental Concepts


1. Primary Preventive Dentistry: An Introduction

2. Cultural Health Influences

3. Dental Hygiene Science


UNIT TWO: Etiology of Dental Diseases and Conditions


4. Dental Plaque

5. Carious Lesions

6. Periodontal Diseases

7. Oral Cancer

8. Dental Trauma

9. Host Defense Mechanisms in the Oral Cavity


UNIT THREE: Preventive Strategies


10. Toothbrushes and Toothbrushing Methods

11. Dentifrices, Mouthrinses and Chewing Gums

12. Self-Care Adjuncts

13. Denture and Implant Care

14. Community Water Fluoridation

15. Topical Fluoride Therapies

16. Dental Sealants

17. Nutrition

18. Sugar and Other Sweeteners

19. Health Education and Promotion Theories

20. Professional Dental Hygiene Care

21. Tobacco Cessation

22. Athletic Mouthguards

23. Technological Advances in Primary Dental Care


UNIT FOUR: Public Health and Target Populations


24. Pregnancy and Infancy

25. Pediatrics

26. Adult Dental Care

27. Geriatrics

28. Medically Compromised Populations

29. Populations with Developmental Disabilities

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