Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist


  • Dorothy Perry, RDH, PhD, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Preventive and Resorative Dental Sciences, Chair, Division of Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Phyllis Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

PERIODONTOLOGY FOR THE DENTAL HYGIENIST covers all aspects of periodontology, from the history of its study, to client assessment, to therapeutic and surgical approaches. The bulk of information is organized to be directly applicable to what hygienists will need to know to treat clients effectively. Also included is discussion of how periodontal conditions relate to general health and systemic factors. Now in full color, the detail and attractiveness of the content keep it ahead of its competition. Students of dental hygiene will find this book their cornerstone of periodontology, while practicing dental hygienists will find Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist an invaluable reference source.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-0175-1

Table of Contents

Section I. Background for the Study of Periodontal Therapy

1. Historical Perspectives on Dental Hygiene and Periodontology

2. Periodontium: Anatomic Characteristics and Host Response

3. Epidemiology of Periodontal Diseases

4. Microbiology of Periodontal Diseases

Section II. Foundations of Periodontal Therapy

5. Calculus and Other Disease-Associated Factors

6. Gingival Diseases

7. Periodontal Diseases

Section III. Assessment of Periodontal Diseases

8. Clinical Assessment

9. Treatment Planning for the Periodontal Patient

10. Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders

Section IV. Treatment for Periodontal Diseases

11. Plaque Control for the Periodontal Patient

12. Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy

13. Periodontal Surgery

14. Dental Implants

15. Periodontal Emergencies

16. Systemic Factors Influencing Periodontal Diseases

Section V. Results of Periodontal Therapy

17. Periodontal Maintenance and Prevention

18. Prognosis after Periodontal Therapy