This essential resource gives the reader a practical overview of the expanding and evolving role of the dental professional in the health care community. Coverage includes globalism, diversity, the impact of technology on public health and community dentistry, and information on Hepatitis C and water fluoridation.
PART I: DENTAL CARE DELIVER Dental Public Health: An Overview, Summary of the Surgeon Generals Report on Dentistry, Overview of the U.S. Dental Care Delivery System, An Overview of the Dental Workforce and Medicaid
PART II: POPULATION SHIFTS AND DENTAL HEALTH Sociocultural Issues and Communication in Oral Health Care, Dental Health and the Aging Population, Early Childhood Caries
PART III: DISTRIBUTION OF DENTAL DISEASE AND PREVENTION Epidemiology and Oral Diseases, Transmissible Disease and the Practice of Dentistry, Community Programs and Prevention, Dental Health Education, Program Planning, Program Evaluation
PART IV: RESEARCH IN DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH Introduction to Biostatistics, Dental Research and EBD and Access to the Literature
PART V: ETHICS AND THE LAW IN COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH Ethical Dilemmas and Cases, The Law and Public Health
By George Gluck, DDS, MPH; and Warren M. Morganstein, DDS, MPH