Comprehensive and up to date, this practical textbook 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.

Key Features:-

  • Each section takes you from conceptual foundations of dental hygiene through patient assessment, tre
  • Scenario boxes challenge you to integrate complex information as you assess, diagnose, plan care, an
  • Client Education Issues and Legal, Ethical and Safety Issues boxes inform you of the latest informat
  • Critical Thinking exercises provide opportunities for independent thought and problem solving.
  • Tables and boxes build upon and simplify information from the text, making study and review quick an
  • Evolve website contains free online resources, including weblinks, self-assessment quizzes, and prof

More Details about Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice 3e (Hard Back)

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PublisherElsevier Science
BindingHard Back
Publish YearJanuary 2010