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Primary Preventive Dentistry, 8th Edition

By Norman O. Harris, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, Christine Nielsen Nathe
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ISBN
9780132845700
Published date
07/06/2013
 
 
 

Description

For all introductory, clinical, and preventive courses in dental hygiene and dental assisting that cover preventive dental modalities and concepts.

 

Organized for consistency, coherence, and readability, this fully updated text covers all areas of prevention in dental care. It first describes dental diseases and conditions, helping students clearly understand the processes that can be prevented through the use of preventive modalities or ideas. Next, it presents detailed strategies to prevent these diseases and conditions. Throughout, specific target populations are defined and described based upon scientifically valid preventive strategies aimed at their needs. This edition improves student understanding with more photos, illustrations, diagrams, and tables; highlights “fun facts” about the topic; adds a new chapter on the important influence culture plays in preventive dental care; and is supported by many new web-based review questions and case studies for each chapter. 

 

Product details
ISBN
 
9780132845700
Edition
 
8th
Published date
 
07/06/2013
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
528
Format
 
Table of contents

UNIT ONE: Primary Preventive Dental Concepts

 

1. Introduction to Primary Preventive Dentistry

2. Cultural Health Influences

3. Dental Hygiene Science

 

UNIT TWO: Etiology of Dental Diseases and Conditions

 

4. Dental Plaque Biofilm

5. Carious Lesions

6. Periodontal Disease

7. Oral Cancer

8. Dental Trauma

9. Host Defense Mechanisms in the Oral Cavity

 

UNIT THREE: Preventive Strategies

 

10. Toothbrushes and Toothbrushing Methods

11. Dentifrices, Mouthrinses and Chewing Gums

12. Self-Care Adjuncts

13. Implant and Denture Self-Care

14. Community Water Fluoridation

15. Topical Fluoride Therapy

16. Dental Sealants

17. Nutrition, Diet, and Associated Oral Conditions

18. Sugar and Other Sweeteners

19. Health Education and Promotion Theories

20. Tobacco Cessation

21. Athletic Mouthguards

22. Technological Advances in Primary Dental Care

 

UNIT FOUR: Target Populations

 

23. Pregnancy and Infancy

24. Pediatrics

25. Adult Dental Care

26. Geriatrics

27. Medically Compromised Populations

28. Populations with Developmental Disabilities

New to this edition

Thoroughly updated to support faster and more intuitive learning, with new visuals, additional realistic case studies, “Did You Know” fun facts, improved organization, and additional web resources

 

New! Full chapter on the influence of culture in preventive health care—helps students more fully support the needs of diverse patient communities

 

Expanded and improved! Contains more photos, illustrations, diagrams, and tables—supports visual and intuitive learning, and promotes more rapid comprehension

 

New! “Did You Know” Concepts features—illuminate “fun facts” and promote student interest

 

Improved! More self-study questions at the end of each chapter—promote deeper understanding of practical considerations, greater mastery, and more student confidence

 

Enhanced! Companion website adds new case studies and exercises—helps students gain a more realistic understanding of key concepts and theories

 

Improved! Reorganized coverage of target populations—offers faster access to information about diseases, manifestations, and preventive strategies for each population

Features & benefits

For all introductory, clinical, and preventive courses in dental hygiene and dental assisting that cover preventive dental modalities and concepts.

 

Organized for consistency, coherence, and readability, this fully updated text covers all areas of prevention in dental care. It first describes dental diseases and conditions, helping students clearly understand the processes that can be prevented through the use of preventive modalities or ideas. Next, it presents detailed strategies to prevent these diseases and conditions. Throughout, specific target populations are defined and described based upon scientifically valid preventive strategies aimed at their needs. This edition improves student understanding with more photos, illustrations, diagrams, and tables; highlights “fun facts” about the topic; adds a new chapter on the important influence culture plays in preventive dental care; and is supported by many new web-based review questions and case studies for each chapter. 

 

Hallmark Features

 

Helps prepare students for all aspects of preventive care. Thoroughly covers all preventive care strategies, modalities, and ideas, including tooth brushing, dentifrices, toothpastes and mouthrinses, oral hygiene aids, fluorides, dental sealants, nutrition, mouthguards, tobacco cessation, and theories of health education and promotion.

 

Provides extensive interactive experience. Contains self-study questions after every chapter, supported by a website with additional exercises and case studies.

 

Helps students understand the relationships between prevention, urgent, and restorative care. Opens with a complete unit that places prevention in the broader context of dental and health care, and thoroughly introduces the assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic sciences of dental care.

 

Prepares students to recognize oral disease etiology and contributing risk factors. Includes easy-to-understand chapters on plaque, dental caries, periodontal disease, oral cancer, dental trauma and host mechanisms, with discussions of the etiology of each dental disease.

 

Helps students prevent dental disease and maintain health in several key target populations. Includes coverage of dental health and prevention in infants, children, individuals with medical conditions and/or diseases, older adults, and hospitalized individuals; as well as key information on public health approaches to prevention.

Student supplements