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Dental Hygiene

Theory and Practice

Comprehensive and up to date, Dental Hygiene, 3rd Edition offers complete coverage of today’s dental hygiene skills and theories -- all based on the Human Needs Model for better hygienist/patient communication. With a strong focus on clinical application, each section closely follows the critical thinking and clinical assessment approach that a hygienist must use in the classroom, clinic, and practice. Clinical competencies at the beginning of each chapter provide a clear, quick overview of exactly what you need to know, and procedure boxes with detailed steps and rationales ensure that you understand the reasoning behind each step in the competencies. In addition, new chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection keep you up to date with today’s major areas of research.

Hardbound, 1296 Pages

Published: March 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-5357-6

Contents

  • Darby and Walsh: Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, Third Edition
    Table of Contents


    SECTION I: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS

    1. The Dental Hygiene Profession

    2. Human Needs Theory and Dental Hygiene Care

    3. Health and Health Promotion

    4. Communication and Behavioral Change Theories

    5. Cross-Cultural Practice


    SECTION II: PREPARATION FOR THE CLIENT APPOINTMENT

    6. The Dental Hygiene Care Environment

    7. Infection Control

    8. Medical Emergencies

    9. Ergonomics


    SECTION III: ASSESSMENTS

    10. Personal, Dental, and Health Histories

    11. Vital Signs

    12. Pharmacologic History

    13. Extraoral and Intraoral Clinical Assessment

    14. Assessment of the Dentition

    15. Oral Hygiene Assessment: Soft and Hard Deposits

    16. Dental Caries Management by Risk Assessment

    17. Periodontal and Risk Assessment

    18. Impact of Periodontal Infections on Systemic Health


    SECTION IV: DENTAL HYGIENE DIAGNOSIS, CARE PLAN AND EVALUATION

    19. Dental Hygiene Diagnosis

    20. Dental Hygiene Care Plan and Evaluation


    SECTION V: IMPLEMENTATION

    21. Toothbrushing

    22. Mechanical Oral Biofilm Control: Interdental and Supplemental Self-Care Devices

    23. Dentifrices

    24. Hand-Activated Instruments

    25. Ultrasonic and Sonic Instrumentation

    26. Root Morphology and Instrumentation Implications

    27. Management of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Stains

    28. Decision Making Related to Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy

    29. Chemotherapy for the Control of Periodontal Diseases

    30. Acute Gingival and Periodontal Conditions, Lesions of Endodontic Origin, and Avulsed Teeth

    31. Caries Management: Fluorides, Chlorhexidine, Xylitol, and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate Therapies

    32. Pit and Fissure Sealants

    33. Nutritional Counseling

    34. Tobacco Cessation

    35. Impressions, Study Casts, and Oral Stents

    36. Restorative Therapy


    SECTION VI: PAIN AND ANXIETY CONTROL

    37. Behavioral Management of Dental Fear and Anxiety

    38. Dentinal Hypersensitivity Management

    39. Local Anesthesia

    40. Nitrous Oxide–Oxygen Analgesia


    SECTION VII: INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

    41. Persons with Disabilities

    42. Cardiovascular Disease

    43. Persons with Diabetes Mellitus

    44. Oral Care of Persons with Cancer

    45. Persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

    46. Persons with Neurologic and Sensory Deficits

    47. Persons with Autoimmune Diseases

    48. Renal Disease and Organ Transplantation

    49. Respiratory Diseases

    50. Intellectual and Developmentally Challenged Persons

    51. Alcohol and Substance Abuse

    52. Eating Disorders

    53. Women's Health and the Health of Their Children

    54. The Older Adult

    55. Persons with Fixed and Removable Dentures

    56. Orofacial Clefts and Fractured Jaw
    57. Dental Implant Maintenance

    58. Persons with Orthodontic Appliances

    59. Abuse and Neglect


    SECTION VIII: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

    60. Practice Management

    61. Career Planning and Professional Development

    62. Legal and Ethical Decision Making

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