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Dental hygiene : theory and practice

Michele Leonardi Darby (Editor), Margaret M. Walsh (Editor)
Emphasizing evidence-based research and clinical compentencies, this comprehensive resource provides coverage of the dental hygienist's roles and responsibilities in today's practice. It offers a clear approach to science and theory, a step-by-step guide to core dental hygiene procedures, and realistic scenarios to help with the development of skills in decision making. Included is the "Human Needs Conceptual Model" framework, based on Maslow's human needs theory, which helps dental hygienists treat the whole person, not just specific diseases or conditions
Print Book, English, 2015
Fourth edition View all formats and editions
Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri, 2015
xiv, 1176 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
9781455745487, 1455745480
Section 1: Conceptual Foundations1. The Dental Hygiene Profession2. Human Needs Theory and Dental Hygiene Care3. NEW! Evidenced-based Decision Making4. Community-based Dental Hygiene Practice 5. Changing Behavior 6. Cultural Competence 7. NEW! Professional PortfoliosSection 2: Preparation for the Appointment8. The Dental Hygiene Care Environment 9. Infection Control 10. Medical Emergencies 11. Ergonomics Section 3: Assessments12. Personal, Dental, and Health Histories 13. Vital Signs 14. Pharmacologic History 15. Extra and Intraoral Clinical Assessment 16. Dentition Assessment 17. Soft Deposits, Plaque Biofilm, Calculus, and Stain Assessment 18. Caries Risk Assessment 19. Periodontal and Risk Assessment 20. Oral-Systemic Health Connection Section 4: Critical Thinking in Dental Hygiene Practice21. Dental Hygiene Diagnosis 22. Dental Hygiene Care Plan and Evaluation Section 5: Implementation23. Toothbrushing 24. Interdental and Supplemental Aids 25. Dentifrices 26. Hand Instrumentation 27. Ultrasonic Instrumentation 28. Root Morphology and Instrumentation 29. Stain Management: Polishing and Whitening 30. Decision Making related to Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy 31. Chemotherapy for Control of Periodontitis 32. Acute Gingival and Periodontal Conditions, Lesions of Endodontic Origin, and Avulsed Teeth 33. Fluorides, Chlorhexidine, Amorphous Calcium Phosphate, and Xylitol 34. Pit and Fissure Sealants 35. Nutritional Counseling 36. Tobacco Cessation 37. Impressions, Study Casts, and Oral Stents 38. Restorative Therapy Section 6: Pain and Anxiety Control 39. Dental Hypersensitivity 40. Local Anesthesia 41. Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Analgesia Section 7: Individuals with Special Needs42. Persons with Disabilities 43. Cardiovascular Disease 44. Diabetes Mellitus 45. Cancer 46. HIV Infection 47. Neurologic and Sensory Disabilities 48. Autoimmune Diseases 49. Organ Transplants  50. Respiratory Diseases 51. Developmentally and Cognitively Challenged  52. Alcohol and Substance Abuse Problems 53. Eating Disorders 54. Women's Health and the Health of Their Children 55. The Older Adult 56. Fixed and Removable Dentures 57. Orofacial Clefts and Fractured Jaw58. Osseointegrated Dental Implants 59. Orthodontic Care 60. Abuse and Neglect61. NEW! Palliative CareSection 8: Management62. Practice Management 63. Professional Development GlossaryIndex