Clinical Companion Study Guide for Mosby's Dental Hygiene, 2nd Edition

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Clinical Companion Study Guide for Mosby's Dental Hygiene, 2nd Edition


This study guide companion to Mosby's Dental Hygiene: Concepts, Cases, and Competencies, 2nd Edition draws the student in using a friendly question and answer format that explains "how's," "what's," "where's," and "why's" of the content. The answers to these questions tie into features from the main text including the Insight Statement, Learning Outcomes, Case Studies, and Case Applications. Review Questions and answers as well as Critical Thinking Activity Worksheets encourage students to practice their knowledge and skills after reading the text chapter and to prepare for exams.
  • Follows a format consistent with the main text and allows students to become familiar with the pattern and focus on learning the content.
  • A conversational question and answer format makes material less intimidating and immediately demonstrates the benefits of working on the exercises.
  • Frequent references to main text content such as Insight Statement, Learning Outcomes, and Case Study, help student retain the information better through repetition.
  • Critical Thinking Activities help students practice application of concepts to everyday life and reach a better understanding of the dental hygienist's role.
  • Topics to Debate feature challenges students to consider the ethics and proper application of dental hygienist skills to real-life situations they are likely to encounter.
  • Patient Education Links encourage students to access the Internet or Evolve site for additional sources or agencies for more information on topics related to the text.
  • Encourages self-assessment with Process Performance forms that allow students to grade themselves on whether or not they have developed the skills necessary to meet the Learning Outcomes in the chapter.
  • Review questions, answers, and rationales at the end of the study guide help students review material and prepare for boards.
  • Sample forms and patient education handouts provide sample dialogues and questions to ask patients when interacting in the dental office and help students contribute to successful dental hygienist practices.
Part I. Oral Healthcare

1. The Dental Hygiene Profession

2. Health Promotion: A Basis of Practice

3. Leagal and Ethical Considerations

4. Evidence-Based Decision Making

5. Communication

6. The Body’s Response to Challenge

Part II. Environmental Ergonomics

7. Exposure Control and Prevention of Disease Transmission

8. Positioning and Prevention of Operator Injury

9. Instrument Design and Priniciples of Instrumentation

10. Instrument Sharpening

Part III. Patient Assessment

11. Life Stage Changes

12. Comprehensive Health History

13. Drug-Induced Adverse Oral Events

14. Physical and Extraoral Examination

15. Intraoral Examination

16. Periodontal Examination

17. Hard Tissue Examination

18. Radiographic and Photographic Imaging Assessment

19. Nutritional Assessment

Part IV. Diagnosis and Planning

20. Oral Risk Assessment and Intervention Planning

21. Individualizing Preventive and Therapeutic Strategies

22. Post Treatment Assessment and Supportive Care

23. Case Development, Documentation, and Presentation

Part V. Prevention Implementation

24. Devices for Oral Self Care

25. Dental Caries and Caries Management

26. Dentifrices

27. Chemotherapeutics

28. Sealants

29. Tobacco and Chemical Addiction

30. Care of Appliances and Dental Prostheses

Part VI. Therapeutic Implementation

31. Powered Instrumentation and Periodontal Debridement

32. Cosmetic and Therapeutic Polishing

33. Dentinal Sensitivity

34. Periodontal Dressings and Suturing

35. Operative Procedures

36. Aesthetics

37. Orthodontics

38. Malodor

39. Emergency Management of Dental Trauma

Part VII. Anxiety and Pain Control

40. Anxiety Control

41. Local Anesthetics

42. Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

Part VIII. Care Modifications for Special Needs Patients

43. Salivary Dysfunction

44. Neurological and Sensory Impairment

45. Mental and Emotional Disorders

46. Immune System Dysfunction


48. Cancer and Treatment Effects on the Oral Cavity

Part IX. Professional Development and Vision

49. Dental Hygiene Business and Management

50. Professional Development

51. Insight and Commitment
Susan J. Daniel, RDH, BS D.A.T.E., MS, President, Educational Visions, LLC Ridgeland, MS; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC, Sherry A. Harfst, RDH, BSDH, MS, Consultant, Mobile, AL; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC, Rebecca Wilder, RDH, BSDH, MS, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Dental Hygiene Education, Department of Dental Ecology University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Editor in Chief, Journal of Dental Hygiene, American Dental Hygienists' Association, Bonnie Francis, RDH, MS, Education Specialist, EMS-Electro Medical Systems, Dallas, TX and Shannon H. Mitchell, RDH, MS, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene, Chapel Hill, NC
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