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Dental Public Health at a Glance. At a Glance (Dentistry)

  • ID: 3610186
  • Book
  • March 2016
  • 136 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Books in Wiley s Dentistry at a Glance series are ideal study aids for undergraduate dental students and recently qualified dentists. All follow the same student–friendly style; each chapter is presented in a doublepage spread with clear, easy to follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text. Dentistry at a Glance books are essential introductory guides to a wide range of topics in dentistry. The explanatory text outlines the key concepts and each bite–sized chapter is superbly illustrated to aid visual learning and understanding.

Everything you need to know about Dental Public Health at a Glance!

Dental Public Health at a Glance presents a richly–illustrated introduction to dental and oral health issues in communities and populations. Offering comprehensive coverage of this increasingly important field, each topic is presented in an easy–to–comprehend two–page spread with essential facts clearly summarized and accompanied by tables, illustrations and diagrams. Dental Public Health at a Glance covers a wide range of key concepts including:

- Epidemiology
- Evidence–based dentistry
- Oral health promotion
- The relationship of fluoride, diet, smoking, and alcohol to oral health
- Assessment of health needs
- Quality assurance in the provision of dental care
- Considerations for a dental public health career

Written by an expert in dental public health and offering illuminating insights into oral health at the population level, this is a must–have introductory textbook and revision guide for dentistry and dental hygiene and therapy students.

About the author:

Ivor G. Chestnutt is Professor and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health and Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies at the School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, UK. Ivor is registered as a Specialist in Dental Public Health with the General Dental Council. He has been involved in dental public health research and teaching for nearly 25 years and is widely published on the subject.

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Preface vii

Part 1 Introduction 1

1 What is dental public health? 2

2 Health, oral health and their determinants 4

Part 2 Epidemiology 7

3 Basic epidemiology 8

4 Principles of measuring and recording oral disease and oral health 10

5 Epidemiology of dental caries 12

6 Epidemiology of periodontal disease. 14

7 Epidemiology of oral cancer 16

8 Epidemiology of malocclusion, non–carious tooth surface loss and traumatic dental injuries 18

9 National trends in oral health 20

10 International oral health 22

Part 3 Evidence–based dentistry 25

11 Study design 26

12 Case reports and cross–sectional studies 28

13 Case–control studies 30

14 Cohort studies 32

15 Randomized controlled trials 34

16 Randomized controlled trials II: Split mouth and cross–over studies 36

17 Systematic reviews and meta–analysis 38

18 Evidence–based dentistry and clinical guidelines 40

Part 4 Oral health promotion 43

19 Inequalities in oral health 44

20 Oral health education, oral health promotion and oral health improvement 46

21 Considerations in promoting oral health 48

22 Behaviour change 50

23 Strategies for improving oral health in populations 52

Part 5 Fluoride and oral health 55

24 Strategies for the delivery of fluoride in the prevention of dental caries 56

25 Toothpaste 58

26 Water fluoridation 60

27 Community fluoride schemes and fissure–sealant programmes 62

Part 6 Diet and oral health 65

28 Diet and oral health 66

29 Public health aspects of dietary modification 68

Part 7 Smoking and oral health 71

30 Smoking and oral health 72

31 Alternative ways in which tobacco is used and tobacco control 74

32 Smoking cessation 76

Part 8 Alcohol and oral health 79

33 Alcohol and oral health 80

Part 9 Assessing health needs 83

34 Assessing oral health needs on a population basis 84

35 The oral health needs of specific population groups 86

36 Screening and diagnostic tests 88

Part 10 Providing dental services 91

37 Health economics 92

38 How dental care is organized in the United Kingdom 94

39 Paying for dental care 96

40 Barriers to accessing dental care 98

41 Migration, race and ethnicity 100

42 Skill mix in dentistry 102

43 A vision for the future delivery of dental care 104

Part 11 Qualty assurance of dental care 107

44 Quality dental care 108

45 Clinical audit 110

46 Regulatory bodies and patient complaints 112

Part 12 A career in dental public health 115

47 A career in dental public health 116

48 Useful references and further reading 117

Index 119

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Ivor G. Chestnutt
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