With an emphasis on recognizing periodontal problems and suggesting appropriate treatment, Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist, 4th Edition, covers the essential information that dental hygienists need to provide effective client care. Full-color illustrations and a focus on evidence-based research help you understand and apply the latest in periodontal therapy, from initial patient evaluation to patient education. This edition includes updates on issues such as the links between oral and systemic health, dental implants, and the use of lasers. Written by Dorothy Perry, Phyllis Beemsterboer, and Gwen Essex, all experienced dental hygienists and clinical instructors, this reference also prepares you for success in classroom tests and on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE).
- Text is focused to specifically target the topics taught in periodontics courses in dental hygienist programs.
- Dental terminology is clearly explained and introduced in the initial stages of each chapter to better acclimate students to their usage and mastery.
- Tables and boxes present information in a clear and tidy manner to facilitate learning new concepts.
- Learning outcomes introduced in the initial stages of each chapter guide students toward clear goals and allow them to focus effort on the most important aspects of the content.
- New chapter on prognosis after periodontal therapy, thereby including the full spectrum of the treatment continuum.
- New features in every chapter include learning outcomes, key terms, summary points, updated references, and additional review questions.
- A wide variety of visual aids includes hundreds of full-color clinical photographs, illustrations, and diagrams.
- Updated and increased number of case studies are presented to prepare students for real-life scenarios.
- A glossary at the back of the book allows students to locate terminology quickly.
- A new student CD-ROM provides flexible student study options and a multi-media approach to material presented, featuring case studies and answers/rationales for study questions.
Section I. Background for the Study of Periodontal Therapy
1. Historical Perspectives on Dental Hygiene and Periodontology
2. Periodontium: Anatomic Characteristics and Host Response
3. Epidemiology of Periodontal Diseases
4. Microbiology of Periodontal Diseases
Section II. Foundations of Periodontal Therapy
5. Calculus and Other Disease-Associated Factors
6. Gingival Diseases
7. Periodontal Diseases
Section III. Assessment of Periodontal Diseases
8. Clinical Assessment
9. Treatment Planning for the Periodontal Patient
10. Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders
Section IV. Treatment for Periodontal Diseases
11. Plaque Control for the Periodontal Patient
12. Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
13. Periodontal Surgery
14. Dental Implants
15. Periodontal Emergencies
16. Systemic Factors Influencing Periodontal Diseases
Section V. Results of Periodontal Therapy
17. Periodontal Maintenance and Prevention
18. Prognosis after Periodontal Therapy