Key Features

  • Case Studies and Case Applications in every chapter help the student connect theoretical clinical content with real life situations and apply the text material.
  • Dental Considerations feature notes special techniques or concepts that can be used in the dental office.
  • At-a-Glance overviews in each chapter opener allow information to be found easily.
  • Evolve site features an ExamView test bank, an electronic image collection, links to helpful websites, additional readings and resources, and items for further discussion which allow more opportunities to incorporate text and CD materials into everyday learning.

Table of Contents

Part I. Oral Healthcare

1. The Dental Hygiene Profession

2. Health Promotion: A Basis of Practice

3. Legal and Ethical Considerations

4. Evidence-Based Decision Making-NEW!

5. Communication

6. The Body’s Response to Challenge

Part II. Environmental Ergonomics

7. Exposure Control and Prevention of Disease Transmission

8. Positioning and Prevention of Operator Injury

9. Instrument Design and Principles of Instrumentation

10. Instrument Sharpening

Part III. Patient Assessment

11. Life Stage Changes

12. Comprehensive Health History

13. Drug-Induced Adverse Oral Events

14. Physical and Extraoral Examination

15. Intraoral Examination

16. Periodontal Examination

17. Hard Tissue Examination

18. Radiographic and Photographic Imaging Assessment

19. Nutritional Assessment

Part IV. Diagnosis and Planning

20. Oral Risk Assessment and Intervention Planning

21. Individualizing Preventive and Therapeutic Strategies

22. Post Treatment Assessment and Supportive Care

23. Case Development, Documentation, and Presentation

Part V. Prevention Implementation

24. Devices for Oral Self Care

25. Dental Caries and Caries Management

26. Dentifrices

27. Chemotherapeutics

28. Sealants

29. Tobacco and Chemical Addiction

30. Care of Appliances and Dental Prostheses

Part VI. Therapeutic Implementation

31. Powered Instrumentation and Periodontal Debridement

32. Cosmetic and Therapeutic Polishing

33. Dentinal Sensitivity

34. Periodontal Dressings and Suturing

35. Operative Procedures

36. Aesthetics

37. Orthodontics—NEW!

38. Malodor—NEW!

39. Emergenc


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