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ISBN: 9781455745487
Page Count: 1192
Imprint: Saunders
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Dental Hygiene, 4th Edition

by Michele Leonardi Darby, BSDH, MS and Margaret Walsh, RDH, MS, MA, EdD
cover image - Dental Hygiene,4th Edition
ISBN: 9781455745487
Page Count: 1192
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $116.00
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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.

    • UNIQUE! 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 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.
  • 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
  • Michele Leonardi Darby, BSDH, MS, Eminent Scholar, University Professor, Graduate Program Director, G.W. Hirschfield School of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA and Margaret Walsh, RDH, MS, MA, EdD, Professor, Department of Preventative and Restorative Dental Sciences, Graduate Program Director, Dental Hygiene Master of Science Program, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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