Key Features

  • Comprehensive, dental hygiene-specific content provides an in-depth look at all the areas of periodontics that directly affect the dental hygienist’s role in oral health care.
  • Focus on evidence-based practice reflects the best of current thinking as related to the treatment of gingival and periodontal diseases and conditions.
  • High-quality radiographs, histographs, and color clinical photos depict many gingival and periodontic conditions, disease states, and treatments to help in patient evaluation and in determining an appropriate course of treatment.
  • Logical, practical coverage addresses the day-to-day role of the dental hygienist in the care and treatment of the periodontium, progressing in sections from essential background information through the foundations of therapy, assessment of disease and conditions, treatment of diseases and conditions, and the results of therapy.
  • Multiple-choice and short-answer study questions appear at the end of each chapter, helping you assess your knowledge and review for classroom and national board exams.
  • Learning outcomes in each chapter identify the most important content and learning goals for each chapter.
  • Key vocabulary is listed at the beginning of each chapter and noted in color within the text.
  • References in each chapter direct you to specific classic and emerging studies.
  • An Evolve companion website includes case studies, practice quizzes, flashcards, and image identification exercises.

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9780323298674
Electronic ISBN:
9780323243919
Electronic ISBN:
9781455749867
Print ISBN:
9781455703692

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