Comprehensive and up to date, Dental Hygiene, 3rd Edition offers complete coverage of today's dental hygiene skills and theories -- all based on the Human Needs Model for better hygienist/patient communication. With a strong focus on clinical application, each section closely follows the critical thinking and clinical assessment approach that a hygienist must use in the classroom, clinic, and practice. Clinical competencies at the beginning of each chapter provide a clear, quick overview of exactly what you need to know, and procedure boxes with detailed steps and rationales ensure that you understand the reasoning behind each step in the competencies. In addition, new chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection keep you up to date with today's major areas of research.
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