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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.
UNIT ONE: Primary Preventive Dental Concepts 1. Primary Preventive Dentistry: An Introduction 2. Cultural Health Influences 3. Dental Hygiene Science UNIT TWO: Etiology of Dental Diseases and Conditions 4. Dental Plaque 5. Carious Lesions 6. Periodontal Diseases 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. Denture and Implant Care 14. Community Water Fluoridation 15. Topical Fluoride Therapies 16. Dental Sealants 17. Nutrition 18. Sugar and Other Sweeteners 19. Health Education and Promotion Theories 20. Professional Dental Hygiene Care 21. Tobacco Cessation 22. Athletic Mouthguards 23. Technological Advances in Primary Dental Care UNIT FOUR: Public Health and Target Populations 24. Pregnancy and Infancy 25. Pediatrics 26. Adult Dental Care 27. Geriatrics 28. Medically Compromised Populations 29. Populations with Developmental Disabilities
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Pearson New International Edition
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