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.
ESSENTIALS OF DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY, 9/e is a clear, up-to-date, and student-friendly text that tightly links oral radiological principles with modern practice. It presents all information needed for introductory courses in dental radiography, preparing students for board and licensing examinations while offering real-world resources for clinical practice and patient management. Coverage includes: historical perspectives, radiation basics, biologic effects and protection, dental X-ray image receptors, processing techniques; dental radiographer fundamentals, intraoral and extraoral techniques, radiographic errors, quality assurance; mounting and viewing radiographs, and patient management. This Ninth Edition integrates coverage of digital imaging throughout, presents paralleling and bisecting techniques in separate chapters, and adds a new chapter on safety and environmental responsibilities. It also contains many new study questions and improved images.
Introduction to evidence-based dentistry -- Study design, levels of evidence, and systematic reviews -- Literature searching -- Online resources for evidence-based practice -- Critical appraisal and evidence summaries -- Evidence-based clinical recommendations and guidelines -- Introduction to statistics -- Evidence-based dentistry in the practice of oral hygiene -- Use of evidence-based dentistry in dental public health -- Current evidence for caries preventive strategies -- Application of evidence-based dentistry to periodontal diseases -- Evidence-based approaches to screening for cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx -- Current evidence on antiresorptive agent/induced osteonecrosis of the jaw.