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"Concepts, Cases, and Competencies"


  • Susan Daniel, RDH, BS D.A.T.E., MS, President, Educational Visions, LLC Ridgeland, MS; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Sherry Harfst, RDH, BSDH, MS, Consultant, Mobile, AL; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Rebecca Wilder, RDH, BSDH, MS, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Dental Hygiene Education, Department of Dental Ecology University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Editor in Chief, Journal of Dental Hygiene, American Dental Hygienists' Association

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Focusing on skills for everyday practice, this full-color textbook/CD-ROM learning package makes it easy to master dental hygiene concepts. The text presents essential dental hygiene information in a logical sequence from setup to assessment to treatment. The CD includes “how-to” videos on procedures and techniques, along with many case studies and interactive exercises. You won't just understand key concepts, you'll learn how to apply them!
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Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09308-8

Table of Contents

Part I. Oral Healthcare

1. The Dental Hygiene Profession

2. Health Promotion: A Basis of Practice

3. Legal and Ethical Considerations

4. Evidence-Based Decision Making-NEW!

5. Communication

6. The Body’s Response to Challenge

Part II. Environmental Ergonomics

7. Exposure Control and Prevention of Disease Transmission

8. Positioning and Prevention of Operator Injury

9. Instrument Design and Principles of Instrumentation

10. Instrument Sharpening

Part III. Patient Assessment

11. Life Stage Changes

12. Comprehensive Health History

13. Drug-Induced Adverse Oral Events

14. Physical and Extraoral Examination

15. Intraoral Examination

16. Periodontal Examination

17. Hard Tissue Examination

18. Radiographic and Photographic Imaging Assessment

19. Nutritional Assessment

Part IV. Diagnosis and Planning

20. Oral Risk Assessment and Intervention Planning

21. Individualizing Preventive and Therapeutic Strategies

22. Post Treatment Assessment and Supportive Care

23. Case Development, Documentation, and Presentation

Part V. Prevention Implementation

24. Devices for Oral Self Care

25. Dental Caries and Caries Management

26. Dentifrices

27. Chemotherapeutics

28. Sealants

29. Tobacco and Chemical Addiction

30. Care of Appliances and Dental Prostheses

Part VI. Therapeutic Implementation

31. Powered Instrumentation and Periodontal Debridement

32. Cosmetic and Therapeutic Polishing

33. Dentinal Sensitivity

34. Periodontal Dressings and Suturing

35. Operative Procedures

36. Aesthetics

37. Orthodontics-NEW!

38. Malodor-NEW!

39. Emergency Management of Dental Trauma

Part VII. Anxiety and Pain Control

40. Anxiety Control

41. Local Anesthetics

42. Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

Part VIII. Care Modifications for Special Needs Patients

43. Salivary Dysfunction

44. Neurological and Sensory Impairment

45. Mental and Emotional Disorders

46. Immune System Dysfunction


48. Cancer and Treatment Effects on the Oral Cavity

Part IX. Professional Development and Vision

49. Dental Hygiene and Business Management-NEW!

50. Professional Development

51. Insight and Commitment