Clinical Cases in Dental Hygiene. Clinical Cases (Dentistry)

  • ID: 4541774
  • Book
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Clinical Cases in Dental Hygiene is an indispensable resource to understanding both the theory and practice of dental hygiene, illustrated by real–life cases in a clinically relevant format. This unique guide offers a case–based and problem–based learning approach that thoroughly covers topics ranging from patient examination to periodontal therapy. With contributions from noted experts in the field, the book presents actual clinical cases with professional commentary that help to educate readers about the most essential topics in dental hygiene.

The text is designed to progress from common to increasingly challenging clinical cases, enabling readers to build their skills while helping them to think critically and independently. The included real–world cases cover the basis of diagnostics, debridement, fluoridation, infection control, supportive treatment, management of medically complex patients, and oral health promotion. Clinical Cases in Dental Hygiene:

  • Offers a unique case–based format that supports problem–based learning
  • Promotes independent learning through self–assessment and critical thinking
  • Includes a wealth of relevant cases for understanding dental procedures and management of patients
  • Covers all essential topics within the scope of dental hygiene

Clinical Cases in Dental Hygiene′s format fosters independent learning and is an ideal resource for students preparing for board examinations and for practicing hygienists wanting to learn the most recent evidence–based treatment protocols.

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List of contributors


Chapter 1 Patient examination
Stefania Moglia Willis and Aaron YancoskieCase 1 Examination and documentation

Case 2 Head and neck examination

Case 3 Radiographic examination

Case 4 Occlusal examination

Case 5 Gingival examination

Case 6 Periodontal examination

Chapter 2 Dental hygiene diagnosis
Holly HarperCase 1 Plaque– induced gingivitis

Case 2 Non–plaque–induced gingivitis

Case 3 Drug–induced–gingivitis

Case 4 Chronic periodontitis

Case 5 Aggressive periodontitis

Case 6 Local contributing factors

Chapter 3 Planning and Managing Dental Hygiene Care
Shirley S. Birenz and Cynthia J. Howard

Case 1 Infection control

Case 2 Emergency situations and provision of appropriate care

Case 3 Individualized patient education

Case 4 Nutritional counseling

Case 5 Dental hygiene treatment strategies

Chapter 4 Nonsurgical Periodontal Procedures
Judy Kreismann and Marija CahoonCase 1 Periodontal debridement (Hand, ultrasonic, sonic instrumentation)

Case 2 Reassessment (reevaluation) and maintenance

Case 3 Oral hygiene instruction

Chapter 5 Pharmacology
Ronald L. Lehane

Case 1 Pain and anxiety control: analgesics

Case 2 Pain and anxiety control: topical and local anesthetics

Case 3 Pain and anxiety control: nitrous oxide

Case 4 Topical drug delivery (e.g., local drug delivery, oral rinses and irrigation)

Case 5 Systemic antibiotics and enzyme suppression therapy

Chapter 6 Surgical Periodontal Procedures
Edgard S. El Chaar, Stefanie E. Cruz, Angelita L. Leon and Yung Cheng Paul Yu

Case 1 Surgical support services

Case 2 Implant procedures and maintenance

Chapter 7 Preventive Therapies
Kellie R. Kennedy and Mark S. Wolff

Case 1 Plaque removal; individualized patient education

Case 2 Fluorides – systemic and topical

Case 3 Pit and fissure sealants

Chapter 8 Providing Supportive Treatment Services
Lorilei Kirby and Kim Attanasi

Case 1 Biomaterials

Case 2 Polishing natural and restored teeth

Case 3 Making of impressions and preparation of study casts

Case 4 Other supportive services

Chapter 9 Management of Special Needs Patients
Rosemary D. Hays, Eva M. Lupovici and Sarah Yoon Kang

Case 1 Older adult

Case 2 Psychiatric disability

Case 3 Abuse

Case 4 Substance related disorder

Chapter 10 Management of Medically Complex Patients
Debra Ferraiolo, Miriam R. Robbins, Silvia Spivakovsky, Analia Veitz–Keenan and Joan A. Phelan

Case 1 Patient with diabetes

Case 2 Patient with asthma

Case 3 Patient with hypertension

Case 4 Patient taking antithrombotic drugs

Case 5 Patient with liver and kidney disease

Chapter 11 Professional Responsibility
Winnie Furnari

Case 1 Ethical principles, including informed consent

Case 2 Regulatory compliance

Case 3 Patient and professional communication

Chapter 12 Community Health and Oral Promotion
Lisa B. Stefanou and Dianne L. Sefo

Case 1 Promoting Health and Preventing Disease within Groups

Case 2 Participating in Community Programs

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Cheryl M. Westphal Theile, EdD, RDH, is Clinical Professor, Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs, and Director of Dental Hygiene at New York University College of Dentistry in New York City, New York, USA.

Mea A. Weinberg, DMD, MSD, RPh, is Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry in New York City, New York, USA.

Stuart L. Segelnick, DDS, MS, is in private practice in Brooklyn, New York, USA and is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry in New York City, New York, USA.

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