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Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice

by Michele Leonardi Darby BSDH MS

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0721691625, Hardcover)

The most comprehensive, all-encompassing dental hygiene text to date, this excellent tool helps readers not only master clinical skills, but also the theory behind the dental hygiene care process. It guides the reader through the dental hygiene care process based on the human needs model, beginning with foundational information, addressing all aspects of client care - including individuals with special needs - and concluding with leadership and management roles of a dental hygienist. Unique step-by-step descriptions of procedures with illustrations and rationales not only teach competent skill performance, but also the theory behind the dental hygiene process. The 2nd edition features a full-color design with color photos and illustrations, a more user-friendly format with extensive bullet lists, boxes, and comprehensive tables, and new pedagogical features to reinforce learning.In-depth coverage of all topics in the dental hygiene curriculum makes this the most comprehensive dental hygiene text available.Renowned authors, high profile professionals in dental hygiene education and the association, give comprehensive, authoritative guidance.Detailed, illustrated step-by-step procedures with rationales for clinical skills explain each step in the treatment process.Specific icons alert the reader to important points in the procedure, as well as safety considerations when necessary.Tables, often with illustrations, allow readers to easily compare and contrast similar information.Specially designed boxes highlight important information throughout the book to help reinforce the material.Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter identify the most important points that the reader should focus on in that chapter.A glossary at the back of the back of the book defines all key terms in one convenient location.References and suggested readings guide the reader in locating the most recent, up-to-date sources.New full-color design features high-quality, full-color clinical photos and line drawings that provide visual appeal and depict important concepts.New redesigned, user-friendly format makes the text easier to read and aids in referencing specific topics of interest.More coverage of individuals with special needs is included than any other text, such as patients with autoimmune diseases, neurological disabilities, respiratory diseases, alcohol and substance abuse issues, women's health issues, and individuals with orthodontic appliances.New chapters and expanded coverage of hot topics provide more complete coverage, keeping readers better informed and better prepared to function in the dental office.Client Education Issues teach readers how to educate the client to understand the treatment and to implement good follow-up care and oral hygiene at home, emphasizing the concept of the human needs model.Legal, Ethical, and Safety Issues encourages good ethical, professional and legal practices by explaining the importance of patient rights, the dental hygienist's ethical behavior, and the safety of the client in connection with the chapter topic.Key Concepts at the end of each chapter list the most important points of the chapter to help the student retain key information.Critical Thinking Exercises, presented in the form of brief case studies and scenarios, suggest activities to perform based on the chapter material that train the reader in independent decision making.Key Terms at the beginning of each chapter identify new dental vocabulary that the reader will encounter in context.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:20 -0400)

From the Publisher: Comprehensive and up to date, this practical textbook offers complete coverage of today's dental hygiene skills and theories-all based on the Human Needs Model for better hygienist/patient communication. With a strong focus on clinical application, each section closely follows the critical thinking and clinical assessment approach that a hygienist must use in the classroom, clinic, and practice. Clinical competencies at the beginning of each chapter provide a clear, quick overview of exactly what you need to know, and procedure boxes with detailed steps and rationales ensure that you understand the reasoning behind each step in the competencies. In addition, new chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection keep you up to date with today's major areas of research. Each section takes you from conceptual foundations of dental hygiene through patient assessment, treatment, and evaluation. Scenario boxes challenge you to integrate complex information as you assess, diagnose, plan care, and evaluate the outcome of care. Client Education Issues and Legal, Ethical and Safety Issues boxes inform you of the latest information in these important areas. Critical Thinking exercises provide opportunities for independent thought and problem solving. Tables and boxes build upon and simplify information from the text, making study and review quick and easy. Evolve website contains free online resources, including weblinks, self-assessment quizzes, and professional development worksheets for student review. A reorganized section for Individuals with Special Needs includes chapters on Cleft Palate, Physical Abuse, Blood Diseases, and Mental Illness, all reflecting evidence-based research now available in these areas. New chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection-hot topics in today's dental sciences. New anesthesia guidelines keep you up to date with what's new in pain and anxiety control. Essential resources and websites are now included at the end of each chapter for easy reference. New illustrations provide a fresh, reader-friendly design. Self-assessment quizzes are available online, all case-based to follow the NBDH format. Free online access to the Legal and Ethical Decision Making chapter, including an 'asset center' to assist you with clinical skills.… (more)

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