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Clinical Companion Study Guide for Mosby's Dental Hygiene: Concepts, Cases and Competencies, 2nd Edition

Author Information
By Susan J. Daniel, RDH, BS D.A.T.E., MS, President, Educational Visions, LLC Ridgeland, MS; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC; Sherry A. Harfst, RDH, BSDH, MS, Consultant, Mobile, AL; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC; Rebecca Wilder, RDH, BSDH, MS, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Dental Hygiene Education, Department of Dental Ecology University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Editor in Chief, Journal of Dental Hygiene, American Dental Hygienists' Association; Bonnie Francis, RDH, MS, Education Specialist, EMS-Electro Medical Systems, Dallas, TX; and Shannon H. Mitchell, RDH, MS, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene, Chapel Hill, NC

Key Features
Follows a format consistent with the main text and allows students to become familiar with the pattern and focus on learning the content.
A conversational question and answer format makes material less intimidating and immediately demonstrates the benefits of working on the exercises.
Frequent references to main text content such as Insight Statement, Learning Outcomes, and Case Study, help student retain the information better through repetition.
Critical Thinking Activities help students practice application of concepts to everyday life and reach a better understanding of the dental hygienist's role.
Topics to Debate feature challenges students to consider the ethics and proper application of dental hygienist skills to real-life situations they are likely to encounter.
Patient Education Links encourage students to access the Internet or Evolve site for additional sources or agencies for more information on topics related to the text.
Encourages self-assessment with Process Performance forms that allow students to grade themselves on whether or not they have developed the skills necessary to meet the Learning Outcomes in the chapter.
Review questions, answers, and rationales at the end of the study guide help students review material and prepare for boards.
Sample forms and patient education handouts provide sample dialogues and questions to ask patients when interacting in the dental office and help students contribute to successful dental hygienist practices.

Table of Contents
Part I. Oral Healthcare

1. The Dental Hygiene Profession
2. Health Promotion: A Basis of Practice
3. Leagal and Ethical Considerations
4. Evidence-Based Decision Making
5. Communication
6. The Body’s Response to Challenge

Part II. Environmental Ergonomics
7. Exposure Control and Prevention of Disease Transmission
8. Positioning and Prevention of Operator Injury
9. Instrument Design and Priniciples of Instrumentation
10. Instrument Sharpening

Part III. Patient Assessment
11. Life Stage Changes
12. Comprehensive Health History
13. Drug-Induced Adverse Oral Events
14. Physical and Extraoral Examination
15. Intraoral Examination
16. Periodontal Examination
17. Hard Tissue Examination
18. Radiographic and Photographic Imaging Assessment
19. Nutritional Assessment

Part IV. Diagnosis and Planning
20. Oral Risk Assessment and Intervention Planning
21. Individualizing Preventive and Therapeutic Strategies
22. Post Treatment Assessment and Supportive Care
23. Case Development, Documentation, and Presentation

Part V. Prevention Implementation
24. Devices for Oral Self Care
25. Dental Caries and Caries Management
26. Dentifrices
27. Chemotherapeutics
28. Sealants
29. Tobacco and Chemical Addiction
30. Care of Appliances and Dental Prostheses

Part VI. Therapeutic Implementation
31. Powered Instrumentation and Periodontal Debridement
32. Cosmetic and Therapeutic Polishing
33. Dentinal Sensitivity
34. Periodontal Dressings and Suturing
35. Operative Procedures
36. Aesthetics
37. Orthodontics
38. Malodor
39. Emergency Management of Dental Trauma

Part VII. Anxiety and Pain Control
40. Anxiety Control
41. Local Anesthetics
42. Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

Part VIII. Care Modifications for Special Needs Patients
43. Salivary Dysfunction
44. Neurological and Sensory Impairment
45. Mental and Emotional Disorders
46. Immune System Dysfunction
48. Cancer and Treatment Effects on the Oral Cavity

Part IX. Professional Development and Vision
49. Dental Hygiene Business and Management
50. Professional Development
51. Insight and Commitment