Physical Evaluation in Dental Practice

  • ID: 2221968
  • Book
  • 252 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Physical Evaluation in Dental Practice provides a valuable guide to the general concepts of physical evaluation, teaching essential skills and values in patient care, and offering a quick introductory reference to common pathoses and problems of the head and neck. This practical clinical guide to examination and diagnosis provides concise, illustrated synopses of the manifestation of common diseases and conditions in the mouth, head, and neck, supported by a wealth of clinical photographs and detailed medical artwork.

A practical aid to the development of diagnostic skills, this book covers the basic and applied principles of physical examination through sections on patient communication, eliciting a medical history, examination of the head and neck, and examination of the oral cavity. The book also covers other diagnostic methods, such as radiographic interpretation and diagnosis and laboratory methods. It concludes with a useful chapter that puts everything together allowing the reader to understand how diagnosis and examination relates to treatment planning, consultations, and referrals.

Physical Evaluation in Dental Practice will be a useful clinical companion for pre–doctoral students, who will find it an easy–to–use and ready reference, as well as a helpful resource and refresher for dental hygiene students, dental hygienists, and practicing dentists.

  • An integrated clinical guide to patient evaluation and diagnosis
  • Unique integrated approach tailored to students of dentistry
  • Offers guidance in acquiring essential clinical skills
  • Highly illustrated with clinical photography profiling commonly encountered conditions
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1. The Diagnostic Process.

2. The Historical Profile.

3. Basic Procedures in Physical Examination.

4. Examination of the Head and Neck.

5. Examination of the Oral Cavity.

6. Radiographic Examination.

7. Laboratory Methods.

8. Consultations and Referrals.

9. Introduction to the Clinical Process

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"Whether or not mind maps actually work is debatable, but they certainly offer a different perspective on ordering and recording ideas and the book is undoubtedly an interesting read." (BDA News, June 2010)

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