Procedures Manual to Accompany Dental Hygiene

1st Edition

Theory and Practice


  • Michele Darby
  • Margaret Walsh
  • Key Features

    • Procedures include simple, clear illustrations and rationales for each step.
    • Client education handouts and physical assessment and communication tips provide targeted resources for your role in the prevention of oral diseases.
    • The easy-to-use format makes it a handy and highly portable reference.

    Table of Contents


    Section 2: Preparation for the Appointment

    Chapter 8: Medical Emergencies

    Procedure 8-1: Initial Assessment
    Procedure 8-2: Rescue Breathing–Adult, Child, Infant
    Procedure 8-3: Single-Rescuer CPR–Adult, Child, Infant
    Procedure 8-4: Two-Rescuer CPR–Adult and Child
    Procedure 8-5: Single-Rescuer CPR Using an AED–Adult and Child
    Procedure 8-6: Conscious Choking–Adult and Child
    Procedure 8-7: Unconscious Choking–Adult and Child
    Procedure 8-8: Conscious Choking–Infant
    Procedure 8-9: Unconscious Choking–Infant

    Section 3: Assessments

    Chapter 11: Vital Signs

    Procedure 11-1: Taking an Oral Temperature Measurement with a Mercury-in-Glass Thermometer
    Procedure 11-2: Taking an Oral Temperature Measurement with an Electric Thermometer
    Procedure 11-3: Measuring the Radial Pulse
    Procedure 11-4: Measuring Respirations
    Procedure 11-5: Assessing Blood Pressure by Auscultation

    Chapter 13: Extraoral and Intraoral Clinical Assessment

    Procedure 13-1: Conducting Extraoral Assessments
    Procedure 13-2: Conducting Intraoral Assessments

    Chapter 14: Assessment of the Dentition

    Procedure 14-1: Use of an Electric Pulp Tester to Determine Pulp Vitality

    Chapter 15: Oral Hygiene Assessment: Soft Deposits and Hard Deposits

    Procedure 15-1: Oral Deposit Assessment

    Section 5: Implementation

    Chapter 22: Mechanical Plaque Biofilm Control: Interdental & Supplemental Self-Care Devices

    Procedure 22-1: Spool Flossing Method–Adults
    Procedure 22-2: Loop Flossing Method–Children and Clients with Limited Manual Dexterity
    Procedure 22-3: Use of a Floss Holder
    Procedure 22-4: Use of a Floss Threader
    Procedure 22-5: Use of a Toothpick in a Toothpick Holder
    Procedure 22-6: Use of a Wedge Stimulator
    Procedure 22-7: Use of a Rubber Tip Stimulator


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    About the editors

    Michele Darby

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Eminent Scholar, University Professor, Graduate Program Director, G.W. Hirschfield School of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

    Margaret Walsh

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Department of Preventative and Restorative Dental Sciences, Graduate Program Director, Dental Hygiene Master of Science Program, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA