Table of Contents
SECTION I: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS
1. The Dental Hygiene Profession
2. Human Needs Theory and Dental Hygiene Care
3. Health and Health Promotion
4. Communication and Behavioral Change Theories
5. Cross-Cultural Practice
SECTION II: PREPARATION FOR THE CLIENT APPOINTMENT
6. The Dental Hygiene Care Environment
7. Infection Control
8. Medical Emergencies
SECTION III: ASSESSMENTS
10. Personal, Dental, and Health Histories
11. Vital Signs
12. Pharmacologic History
13. Extraoral and Intraoral Clinical Assessment
14. Assessment of the Dentition
15. Oral Hygiene Assessment: Soft and Hard Deposits
16. Dental Caries Management by Risk Assessment
17. Periodontal and Risk Assessment
18. Impact of Periodontal Infections on Systemic Health
SECTION IV: DENTAL HYGIENE DIAGNOSIS, CARE PLAN AND EVALUATION
19. Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
20. Dental Hygiene Care Plan and Evaluation
SECTION V: IMPLEMENTATION
22. Mechanical Oral Biofilm Control: Interdental and Supplemental Self-Care Devices
24. Hand-Activated Instruments
25. Ultrasonic and Sonic Instrumentation
26. Root Morphology and Instrumentation Implications
27. Management of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Stains
28. Decision Making Related to Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
29. Chemotherapy for the Control of Periodontal Diseases
30. Acute Gingival and Periodontal Conditions, Lesions of Endodontic Origin, and Avulsed Teeth
31. Caries Management: Fluorides, Chlorhexidine, Xylitol, and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate Therapies
32. Pit and Fissure Sealants
33. Nutritional Counseling
34. Tobacco Cessation
Comprehensive and up to date, Dental Hygiene, 3rd Edition offers complete coverage of today’s dental hygiene skills and theories -- all based on the Human Needs Model for better hygienist/patient communication. With a strong focus on clinical application, each section closely follows the critical thinking and clinical assessment approach that a hygienist must use in the classroom, clinic, and practice. Clinical competencies at the beginning of each chapter provide a clear, quick overview of exactly what you need to know, and procedure boxes with detailed steps and rationales ensure that you understand the reasoning behind each step in the competencies. In addition, new chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection keep you up to date with today’s major areas of research.
- Each section takes you from conceptual foundations of dental hygiene through patient assessment, treatment, and evaluation.
- Scenario boxes challenge you to integrate complex information as you assess, diagnose, plan care, and evaluate the outcome of care.
- Client Education Issues and Legal, Ethical and Safety Issues boxes inform you of the latest information in these important areas.
- Critical Thinking exercises provide opportunities for independent thought and problem solving.
- Tables and boxes build upon and simplify information from the text, making study and review quick and easy.
- Evolve website contains free online resources, including weblinks, self-assessment quizzes, and professional development worksheets for student review.
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Eminent Scholar, University Professor, Graduate Program Director, G.W. Hirschfield School of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Professor, Department of Preventative and Restorative Dental Sciences, Graduate Program Director, Dental Hygiene Master of Science Program, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA