Key Features

  • Easy-to-use outline format makes it an essential study aid.
  • Questions based on case studies prepare readers for the case-based questions found on the national board exam.
  • Introductory paragraphs at the beginning of chapters address the relevance of each chapter's subject to professional practice and key topics to focus on when studying.
  • Practice test that is structured like the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination simulates actual experience of taking boards.
  • Sources for chapters listed at end of every chapter provide resources that will reflect current theory, practice standards, and research findings.

Table of Contents

1. Preparing for National, Regional and State Dental Hygiene Board Examinations

2. Histology and Embryology

3. Anatomy and Physiology

4. Head and Neck Anatomy and Physiology

5. Clinical Oral Structures, Dental Anatomy, and Root Morphology

6. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

7. General Pathology

8. Oral and General Pathology

9. Microbiology and Immunology

10. Prevention of Disease Transmission in Oral Healthcare

11. Pharmacology

12. Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Nutritional Counseling

13. Biomaterials

14. Periodontics

15. Dental Hygiene Process of Care

16. Strategies for Oral Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Control

17. Instrumentation for Client Assessment and Care

18. Management of Pain and Anxiety

19. Dental Hygiene Care for Individuals with Special Needs

20. Community Oral Health Planning and Practice

21. Medical Emergencies

22. Ethical and Legal Issues

Simulated National Dental Hygiene Board Examination
Answers and Rationales


A. Medical Terminology

B. Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis: Recommendations by the American Heart Association

C. Professional Organizations of Interest to Dental Hygienists



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