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Dental Hygiene : Theory and Practice - Michele Darby

Dental Hygiene

Theory and Practice

Hardcover Published: 21st March 2014
ISBN: 9781455745487
Number Of Pages: 1192

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Emphasizing evidence-based research and clinical competencies, Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, 4th Edition, provides easy-to-understand 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 you develop skills in decision-making. New chapters and content focus on evidence-based practice, palliative care, professional issues, and the electronic health record. Written by Michele Leonardi Darby, Margaret M. Walsh, and a veritable Who's Who of expert contributors, Dental Hygiene follows the Human Needs Conceptual Model with a focus on client-centered care that takes the entire person into consideration.

Key Features

  • Human Needs Conceptual Model framework follows Maslow's human needs theory, helping hygienists treat the whole patient - not just specific diseases.
  • Comprehensive coverage addresses the need-to-know issues in dental hygiene - from the rationale behind the need for dental hygiene care through assessment, diagnosis, care planning, implementation, pain and anxiety control, the care of individuals with special needs, and practice management.
  • Step-by-step procedure boxes list the equipment required and the steps involved in performing key procedures. Rationales for the steps are provided in printable PDFs online.
  • Critical Thinking exercises and Scenario boxes encourage application and problem solving, and help prepare students for the case-based portion of the NBDHE.
  • Client Education boxes list teaching points that the dental hygienist may use to educate clients on at-home daily oral health care.
  • High-quality and robust art program includes full-color illustrations and clinical photographs as well as radiographs to show anatomy, complex clinical procedures, and modern equipment.
  • Legal, Ethical, and Safety Issues boxes address issues related to risk prevention and management.
  • Expert authors Michele Darby and Margaret Walsh lead a team of international contributors consisting of leading dental hygiene instructors, researchers, and practitioners.
New to this Edition
  • NEW chapters on evidence-based practice, the development of a professional portfolio, and palliative care provide research-based findings and practical application of topics of interest in modern dental hygiene care.
  • NEW content addresses the latest research and best practices in attaining clinical competency, including nutrition and community health guidelines, nonsurgical periodontal therapy, digital imaging, local anesthesia administration, pharmacology, infection control, and the use of the electronic health record (EHR) within dental hygiene practice.
  • NEW photographs and illustrations show new guidelines and equipment, as well as emerging issues and trends.
  • NEW! Companion product includes more than 50 dental hygiene procedures videos in areas such as periodontal instrumentation, local anesthesia administration, dental materials manipulation, common preventive care, and more. Sold separately.

Industry Reviews

"Each chapter is well planned, very readable, beautifully and appropriately illustrated with excellent colour photographs and diagrams... I would recommend this as a valuable book for all members of the dental team to have on their bookshelf. It is clearly written and very informative, invaluable for students and a very useful reference book for those dental professionals, like me, whose student days are a distant memory.With continuing professional development high on the agenda these days, this publication is certainly a useful tool for refreshing and updating one's knowledge." Team in Practice, July 2010

Section 1: Conceptual Foundations
1. The Dental Hygiene Profession
2. Human Needs Theory and Dental Hygiene Care
3. NEW! Evidenced-based Decision Making
4. Community-based Dental Hygiene Practice 
5. Changing Behavior 
6. Cultural Competence 
7. NEW! Professional Portfolios
Section 2: Preparation for the Appointment
8. The Dental Hygiene Care Environment 
9. Infection Control 
10. Medical Emergencies 
11. Ergonomics 
Section 3: Assessments
12. 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 Practice
21. Dental Hygiene Diagnosis 
22. Dental Hygiene Care Plan and Evaluation 
Section 5: Implementation
23. 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 Needs
42. 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 Jaw
58. Osseointegrated Dental Implants 
59. Orthodontic Care 
60. Abuse and Neglect
61. NEW! Palliative Care
Section 8: Management
62. Practice Management 
63. Professional Development 

ISBN: 9781455745487
ISBN-10: 1455745480
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1192
Published: 21st March 2014
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 4.9
Weight (kg): 3.12
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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