Physical Evaluation In Dental Practice

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-08-18
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Physical Evaluation in Dental Practice introduces the general concepts of physical evaluation, teaching essential skills and values in patient care and offering a quick reference to common problems of the head and neck. This practical clinical guide provides concise, illustrated synopses of the manifestation of common diseases and conditions in the mouth, head, and neck. Offering the practicing dentist a solid grounding in patient examination, evaluation, and diagnosis, Physical Evaluation in Dental Practice is an invaluable chair-side reference aimed at predoctoral dentists, dental hygiene students, practicing dentists, and hygienists.

Author Biography

Géza Terézhalmy is Professor and Dean Emeritus in the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio . His specialist training is in oral medicine. He is a renowned researcher and educator, having published several successful textbooks and references.

Michaell A. Huber is an Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Oral Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Anne Cale Jones is a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Contributor Listp. ix
Introduction to the Clinical Processp. 3
Essential elements of the clinical processp. 4
Quality management in the clinical processp. 4
Patient-doctor communication in the clinical processp. 6
Documentation of the clinical processp. 8
Conclusionp. 17
The Historical Profilep. 19
Patient identificationp. 21
Chief complaint (problem)p. 21
Dental historyp. 22
Medical historyp. 22
Family historyp. 22
Social historyp. 23
Review of organ systemsp. 23
Conclusionp. 36
Basic Procedures in Physical Examinationp. 39
Inspectionp. 40
Palpationp. 56
Percussionp. 56
Auscultationp. 57
Olfactionp. 57
Evaluation of functionp. 57
Conclusionp. 63
Examination of the Head and Neckp. 65
Examine the head and facep. 66
Examine the ears and temporomandibular jointsp. 104
Examine the nosep. 105
Examine the eyesp. 107
Examine the hairp. 113
Examine the neckp. 117
Examine the lymph nodesp. 120
Conclusionp. 123
Examination of Oral Cavityp. 129
Examine the vermilion of the lipsp. 130
Examine the labial and buccal mucosap. 138
Examine the hard palatep. 151
Examine the soft palate and tonsillar areap. 159
Examine the tonguep. 161
Examine the glossopharyngeal (IX) and vagus (X) nervesp. 167
Examine the floor of the mouthp. 168
Examine the gingivaep. 171
Examine the teethp. 180
Conclusionp. 183
Radiographic Examinationp. 187
Radiographic examination of the new patientp. 188
Radiographic examination of the recall patientp. 189
Radiographic examination of the patient with active periodontal disease or a history of periodontal treatmentp. 190
Radiographic assessment of growth and developmentp. 190
Introduction to radiographic interpretationp. 191
Radiographic manifestations of common conditionsp. 192
Conclusionp. 215
Laboratory Methodsp. 217
Hematology screeningp. 218
Evaluation of hemostasisp. 220
Biochemical testsp. 222
Tissue studiesp. 225
Conclusionp. 228
Putting It All Together: Introduction to Treatment Planningp. 229
Treatment Planning Rational approach to treatment planningp. 231
Presentation of the treatment planp. 232
Consultations and referralsp. 233
Conclusionp. 235
Indexp. 237
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