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Community Oral Health Practice for the Dental Hygienist

Created by a dental hygienist for dental hygienists, Community Oral Health Practice for the Dental Hygienist, 3rd Edition, helps you acquire the understanding to improve the oral health care of people throughout various communities and build a successful career in the public health sector. Learn how to effectively interact with and educate people of different cultures, plan and develop community projects, assess the risk of caries and other oral conditions, master ADEA Dental Hygiene Competencies, and more with proven, practical guidance. 

Book, 416 Pages

Published: March 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3691-1


  • 1. People's Health

    2. Careers in Public Health for the Dental Hygienist

    3. Assessment in the Community

    4. Measuring Progress in Oral Health

    5. Population Oral Health

    6. Oral Health Programs in the Community

    7. Research

    8. Health Promotion and Health Communication

    9. Social Responsibility

    10. Cultural Competency

    11. Service-Learning

    12. Planning a Student Oral Health Community Project

    13. Test Taking Strategies and Community Cases

    Appendix A Website/Community Resource List

    Appendix B Dental Hygiene Competencies

    Appendix C Community Partnerships for Oral Health

    Appendix D Resources for Community Health Assessment

    Appendix E Selected Oral Conditions and Factors Influencing Oral Health That Can Be Assessed in Oral Health Surveys




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