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Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist

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.

Paperback, 504 Pages

Published: October 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-0175-1


  • 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


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