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Darby and Walsh: Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, Third Edition Table of Contents SECTION I: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS 1. The Dental Hygiene Profession 2. Human Needs Theory and Dental Hygiene Care 3. Health and Health Promotion 4. Communication and Behavioral Change Theories 5. Cross-Cultural Practice SECTION II: PREPARATION FOR THE CLIENT APPOINTMENT 6. The Dental Hygiene Care Environment 7. Infection Control 8. Medical Emergencies 9. Ergonomics SECTION III: ASSESSMENTS 10. Personal, Dental, and Health Histories 11. Vital Signs 12. Pharmacologic History 13. Extraoral and Intraoral Clinical Assessment 14. Assessment of the Dentition 15. Oral Hygiene Assessment: Soft and Hard Deposits 16. Dental Caries Management by Risk Assessment 17. Periodontal and Risk Assessment 18. Impact of Periodontal Infections on Systemic Health SECTION IV: DENTAL HYGIENE DIAGNOSIS, CARE PLAN AND EVALUATION 19. Dental Hygiene Diagnosis 20. Dental Hygiene Care Plan and Evaluation SECTION V: IMPLEMENTATION 21. Toothbrushing 22. Mechanical Oral Biofilm Control: Interdental and Supplemental Self-Care Devices 23. Dentifrices 24. Hand-Activated Instruments 25. Ultrasonic and Sonic Instrumentation 26. Root Morphology and Instrumentation Implications 27. Management of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Stains 28. Decision Making Related to Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy 29. Chemotherapy for the Control of Periodontal Diseases 30. Acute Gingival and Periodontal Conditions, Lesions of Endodontic Origin, and Avulsed Teeth 31. Caries Management: Fluorides, Chlorhexidine, Xylitol, and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate Therapies 32. Pit and Fissure Sealants 33. Nutritional Counseling 34. Tobacco Cessation 35. Impressions, Study Casts, and Oral Stents 36. Restorative Therapy SECTION VI: PAIN AND ANXIETY CONTROL 37. Behavioral Management of Dental Fear and Anxiety 38. Dentinal Hypersensitivity Management 39. Local Anesthesia 40. Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Analgesia SECTION VII: INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 41. Persons with Disabilities 42. Cardiovascular Disease 43. Persons with Diabetes Mellitus 44. Oral Care of Persons with Cancer 45. Persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 46. Persons with Neurologic and Sensory Deficits 47. Persons with Autoimmune Diseases 48. Renal Disease and Organ Transplantation 49. Respiratory Diseases 50. Intellectual and Developmentally Challenged Persons 51. Alcohol and Substance Abuse 52. Eating Disorders 53. Women's Health and the Health of Their Children 54. The Older Adult 55. Persons with Fixed and Removable Dentures 56. Orofacial Clefts and Fractured Jaw 57. Dental Implant Maintenance 58. Persons with Orthodontic Appliances 59. Abuse and Neglect SECTION VIII: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 60. Practice Management 61. Career Planning and Professional Development 62. Legal and Ethical Decision Making


"Each chapter is well planned, very readable, beautifully and appropriately illustrated with excellent colour photographs and diagrams... I would recommend this as a valuable book for all members of the dental team to have on their bookshelf. It is clearly written and very informative, invaluable for students and a very useful reference book for those dental professionals, like me, whose student days are a distant memory.With continuing professional development high on the agenda these days, this publication is certainly a useful tool for refreshing and updating one's knowledge." Team in Practice, July 2010

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