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Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist

With an emphasis on recognizing periodontal problems and suggesting appropriate treatment, Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist, 4th Edition, covers the essential information that dental hygienists need to provide effective client care. Full-color illustrations and a focus on evidence-based research help you understand and apply the latest in periodontal therapy, from initial patient evaluation to patient education. This edition includes updates on issues such as the links between oral and systemic health, dental implants, and the use of lasers. Written by Dorothy Perry, Phyllis Beemsterboer, and Gwen Essex, all experienced dental hygienists and clinical instructors, this reference also prepares you for success in classroom tests and on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE).

Book,

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4985-0

Contents

  • PART 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

    PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF PERIODONTAL THERAPY

    5. Calculus and Other Disease-Associated Factors
    6. Gingival Diseases
    7. Periodontal Diseases

    PART III: ASSESSMENT OF PERIODONTAL DISEASES

    8. Clinical Assessment
    9. Systemic Factors Influencing Periodontal Diseases,
    10. Treatment Planning for the Periodontal Patient,

    PART IV: TREATMENT FOR PERIODONTAL DISEASES

    11. Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders

    12. Plaque and Disease Control for the Periodontal Patient
    13. Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
    14. Periodontal Surgery
    15. Dental Implants
    16. Periodontal Emergencies

    PART V: RESULTS OF PERIODONTAL THERAPY

    17. Periodontal Maintenance and Prevention
    18. Prognosis and Results after Periodontal Therapy

    Glossary

    Index

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