Handbook for Dental Hygienists

By

  • W. J. Collins, MSc, BDS, FRSRCPS(Glas), Chief Dental Officer (Retired), Northern Ireland; Formerly Director, Schools of Dental Hygiene, Glasgow Dental Hospital and Royal Army Dental Corps, UK
  • Trevor Walsh, DDS, BDS, MSc, FDSRCS(Eng), Professor of Restorative Dentistry, The University of Sheffield, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK
  • Keith Figures, MDS, BDS, FDSRCS(Edin), Director, School of Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK

'A Handbook for Dental Hygienists' is well established as an essential text for student hygienists. For this new edition, three eminent authors in this area of dental practice bring their lifetime experiences of training dental hygienists to the book. The size and layout of the book have changed, making it more reader-friendly and ensuring that the information on the recent advances in the field is readily accessible to the reader. As with previous editions, all aspects of dental hygienist training are presented in a logical progression to provide a comprehensive text reflecting current clinical practice.
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Book information

  • Published: December 1998
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7236-1740-2


Table of Contents

Forewords; Preface; The training and employment of dental hygienists; General histology; Systems of the body; Regional anatomy; Tooth morphology; Oral histology and physiology; Microbiology, cross-infection and immunity; General pathology; Plaque, calculus and stains; Dental caries; Inflammatory periodontal diseases; Epidemiology of dental diseases; Oral medicine; Abnormalities of the teeth; Dentine sensitivity; Emergencies in the dental surgery; Patients with special needs; Instrument care and use; Rubber dam application; Prevention of dental diseases; Dental radiography; Local analgesia and pharmacology; Oral health education.