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.
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 radiographstoshow 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 to this Edition
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 Glossary Index
By 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; Consulting Editor: Denise M. Bowen, RDH, MS, Professor Emerita, Department of Dental Hygiene, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
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"Each chapter is well planned, very readable, beautifully and appropriately illustrated with excellent colour photographs and diagrams... I would recommend this as a valuable book for all members of the dental team to have on their bookshelf. It is clearly written and very informative, invaluable for students and a very useful reference book for those dental professionals, like me, whose student days are a distant memory.With continuing professional development high on the agenda these days, this publication is certainly a useful tool for refreshing and updating one's knowledge." Team in Practice, July 2010