Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene

Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene

4th Edition - December 15, 2022

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  • Author: Kristin Minihan-Anderson
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323761192

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Learn professional, practical ways to handle ethical and legal issues in dental practice! Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene, 4th Edition provides a solid foundation in ethical theory and laws relating to oral healthcare professionals, including ethical conduct and social responsibility. An ethical decision-making model helps you unpack and analyze ethical dilemmas, and case scenarios challenge you to apply concepts to the real world. Written by a team of experts led by educator Kristin Minihan-Anderson, this book helps Dental Hygiene students prepare for the NBDHE exam and also serves as an valuable reference for practitioners looking to continue their professional growth.

Key Features

  • Dental hygiene-focused coverage highlights need-to-know concepts and information on ethics and law.
  • Logical organization of content includes separate sections on ethics, law, and simulations and applications of both, building a solid foundation for practical application.
  • Concepts with real-world relevance make it easier to apply your knowledge to everyday situations.
  • Six-step decision-making model provides a framework with which to tackle ethical situations.
  • Chapters on legal concepts include information on risk management and state dental practice legislation.
  • Key terms are defined in each chapter and in the glossary.
  • Key vocabulary helps you understand complex content.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Risk Management
    Section I: Ethics
    2. Ethics and Professionalism
    3. Ethical Theory and Philosophy
    4. Ethical Principles and Values
    5. Codes of Ethics
    6. Ethical Decision Making in Dental Hygiene and Dentistry
    7. Social Responsibility
    Section II: Law
    8. Society and the State Dental Practice Act
    9. Dental Hygienist–Patient Relationship
    10. Dental Hygienist–Dentist-Employer Relationship
    Section III: Simulations and Applications
    Case Studies, Suggested Activities, and Testlets

Product details

  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2023
  • Published: December 15, 2022
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323761192

About the Author

Kristin Minihan-Anderson

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor Public Health Coordinator Fones School of Dental Hygiene University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, Connecticut

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