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.
- 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.
Darby and Walsh: Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, Third Edition
Table of Contents
SECTION I: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS
1. The Dental Hygiene Profession
2. Human Needs Theory and Dental Hygiene Care
3. Health and Health Promotion
4. Communication and Behavioral Change Theories
5. Cross-Cultural Practice
SECTION II: PREPARATION FOR THE CLIENT APPOINTMENT
6. The Dental Hygiene Care Environment
7. Infection Control
8. Medical Emergencies
SECTION III: ASSESSMENTS
10. Personal, Dental, and Health Histories
11. Vital Signs
12. Pharmacologic History
13. Extraoral and Intraoral Clinical Assessment
14. Assessment of the Dentition
15. Oral Hygiene Assessment: Soft and Hard Deposits
16. Dental Caries Management by Risk Assessment
17. Periodontal and Risk Assessment
18. Impact of Periodontal Infections on Systemic Health
SECTION IV: DENTAL HYGIENE DIAGNOSIS, CARE PLAN AND EVALUATION
19. Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
20. Dental Hygiene Care Plan and Evaluation
SECTION V: IMPLEMENTATION
22. Mechanical Oral Biofilm Control: Interdental and Supplemental Self-Care Devices
24. Hand-Activated Instruments
25. Ultrasonic and Sonic Instrumentation
26. Root Morphology and Instrumentation Implications
27. Management of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Stains
28. Decision Making Related to Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
29. Chemotherapy for the Control of Periodontal Diseases
30. Acute Gingival and Periodontal Conditions, Lesions of Endodontic Origin, and Avulsed Teeth
31. Caries Management: Fluorides, Chlorhexidine, Xylitol, and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate Therapies
32. Pit and Fissure Sealants
33. Nutritional Counseling
34. Tobacco Cessation
35. Impressions, Study Casts, and Oral Stents
36. Restorative Therapy
SECTION VI: PAIN AND ANXIETY CONTROL
37. Behavioral Management of Dental Fear and Anxiety
38. Dentinal Hypersensitivity Management
39. Local Anesthesia
40. Nitrous Oxide–Oxygen Analgesia
SECTION VII: INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
41. Persons with Disabilities
42. Cardiovascular Disease
43. Persons with Diabetes Mellitus
44. Oral Care of Persons with Cancer
45. Persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
46. Persons with Neurologic and Sensory Deficits
47. Persons with Autoimmune Diseases
48. Renal Disease and Organ Transplantation
49. Respiratory Diseases
50. Intellectual and Developmentally Challenged Persons
51. Alcohol and Substance Abuse
52. Eating Disorders
53. Women's Health and the Health of Their Children
54. The Older Adult
55. Persons with Fixed and Removable Dentures
56. Orofacial Clefts and Fractured Jaw
57. Dental Implant Maintenance
58. Persons with Orthodontic Appliances
59. Abuse and Neglect
SECTION VIII: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
60. Practice Management
61. Career Planning and Professional Development
62. Legal and Ethical Decision Making