Dental Hygiene, 2nd Edition - Theory and Practice
By Michele Leonardi Darby, BSDH, MS, G.W. and Margaret Walsh, MS, EdD
Approx. 1248 pages, Approx. 900 illustrations, Copyright 2003
W. B. Saunders Title
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.
REVIEW OF PREVIOUS EDITION: "The standard for dental hygiene professional care. When the textbook came out, it was considered quite advanced in the concepts concerning dental hygiene diagnosis, treatment plans, and care. Now that these concepts are finally being considered mainstream, the textbook still delivers the information needed for not only basic dental hygiene care, but restorative and pain control care. I hope that the next edition covers more in the area of ultrasonics and the latest in periodontal disease technology in diagnosis and care. Knowing the level of excellence in this textbook, I am sure it will be included." -- Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS, Educational Consultant, Seattle, WA (Amazon.com reviewer)
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 to this Edition
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.
Table of Contents
for Dental Hygiene 1. The Evolving Profession of Dental Hygiene 2. Human Needs Theory and Dental Hygiene Care 3. Concepts of Health and Wellness 4. Behavioral Foundations for the Dental Hygiene Process 5. Cross-cultural Practice Section 2: Preparation for the Client Appointment 6. Infection Control 7. Managing Medical Emergencies 8. Ergonomics Section 3: Dental Hygiene Assessments 9. Personal, Dental, and Health Histories 10. Vital Signs 11. Pharmacologic History 12. Extraoral and Intraoral Clinical Assessment 13. Assessment of the Dentition 14. Oral Hygiene Assessment: Soft Deposits, Plaque Biofilm, Calculus, and Stain 15. Periodontal and Risk Assessment Section 4: Dental Hygiene Diagnosis, Care Plan, and Evaluation 16. Dental Hygiene Diagnosis 17. Dental Hygiene Care Plan Section 5: Implementation 18. Mechanical Plaque Control: Toothbrushes and Toothbrushing 19. Mechanical Plaque Control: Interdental Care and Supplemental Aids 20. Instruments and Instrumentation Theory 21. Root Morphology and Instrumentation Implications 22. Extrinsic and Intrinsic Stains and Their Management 23. Nonsurgical, Supportive, and Mechanized Periodontal Therapies 24. Periodontal Chemotherapy 25. Acute Gingival and Periodontal Conditions, Lesions of Endodontic Origin, and Avulsed Teeth 26. Fluorides and Chlorhexidine 27. Pit and Fissure Sealants 28. Nutritional Counseling 29. Tobacco Cessation 30. Impressions, Study Casts, and Oral Stents 31. Restorative Therapy Section 6: Pain and Anxiety Control 32. Behavioral Management of Pain and Anxiety 33. Dentinal Hypersensitivity Management 34. Local Anesthesia 35. Nitrous Oxide–Oxygen Analgesia Section 7: Dental Hygiene Care for Individuals with Special Needs 36. Persons with Disabilities 37. Persons with Autoimmune Diseases 38. Persons with Neurologic and Sensory Disabilities 39. Persons with Mental Retardation 40. Persons with Cardiovascular Disease 41. Persons with Diabetes Mellitus 42. Persons with Respiratory Diseases 43. Persons with Cancer 44. Persons with HIV Infection 45. Persons with Alcohol and Substance Abuse Problems 46. Women’s Health 47. Persons with Eating Disorders 48. The Older Adult 49. Persons with Fixed and Removable Dentures 50. Persons with Osseointegrated Dental Implants 51. Persons with Orthodontic Appliances Section 8: Practice Management 52. Practice Management 53. Professional Development 54. Legal and Ethical Decision Making GLOSSARY INDEX AHB-987 • Finalized 02/21/03 • Revised 6/3/03 byALC
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By Michele Leonardi Darby, BSDH, MS, G.W., G.W. Hirschfield School of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; and Margaret Walsh, MS, EdD, Department of Public Health & Hygiene, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA