- Discusses risk-based approaches to prevent problems such as caries, periodontal disease, and oral cancer.
- Topics are written at a level that can be understood by both practicing dental health team members and by dental hygiene and dental students so strategies can be applied to better understand the patient's risk for oral disease and how to prevent future disease.
- Identifies the barriers, oral health care needs, and preventive strategies for special populations such as children, the elderly, and the physically or mentally disabled.
- Explores the development of a culturally sensitive dental practice and strategies to make the dental environment more welcoming to individuals with different cultural backgrounds.
- Discusses how to gather patient information, the synthesis of the patient's data, and the application of the information collected in order to evaluate the patient's risk for disease.
1. Epidemiology/Biology of Dental Caries
2. Epidemiology/Biology of Periodontal Diseases
3. Epidemiology/Biology of Oral Cancer
PART TWO: RISK-BASED PREVENTION
4. Dental Caries and Associated Risk Factors
5. Periodontal Disease and Associated Risk Factors
6. Oral Cancer and Associated Risk Factors
7. Synergism between Pharmacology and Oral Health
PART THREE: ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES TO TAILOR YOUR PATIENT CARE PLAN
8. Nutritional Risk Assessment
9. Laboratory Testing
10. Integrating Risk and Health Promotion Counseling
11. Enhancing Patient Adherence to Preventive Programs
12. The Fearful and Phobic Patient
13. Cultural Competence and Risk Assessment
PART FOUR: PREVENTION AND PRACTICE
14. Disease Prevention/Health Promotion
15. Prevention Strategies for Dental Caries
16. Prevention Strategies for Periodontal Diseases
17. Prevention Strategies for Oral Cancer
18. Prevention Strategies for Oral Components of Systemic Conditions
19. Prevention Strategies for Special Populations
20. Integrating Preventive Strategies into Clinical Practice