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Essential Dental Public Health, Second Edition is an ideal introduction for undergraduate dental students to the field of public health. With a strong emphasis on evidence-based medicine, this guide puts clinical practice in context with the help of a problem based approach to learning, illustrations and lists of further reading.
"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"--Provided by publisher.
Since the publication seven years ago of the third edition of this classic work, there have been rapid changes in the field of dental public health. A sharp drop in childhood tooth decay in developed countries has resulted from the fluoridation of drinking water. Budget cuts in governmental dental care programs have brought increased emphasis to the need for auxiliaries as responsible members of the dental team. This new edition presents a complete and up-to-date treatment of the tools of dental public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, and the social sciences. James Morse Dunning provides a concise discussion of survey and evaluation methods and of techniques for the design of delivery programs for dental care. He evaluates the impact of the increasing demand for adult and geriatric dentistry. In response to the critical need for costefficient dental care, Dunning goes beyond most dental organizations of the day to advocate the use of well-trained paradental personnel under the general supervision of dentists.
The Encyclopedic Reference of Public Health presents the most important definitions, principles and general perspectives of public health, written by experts of the different fields. The work includes more than 2,500 alphabetical entries. Entries comprise review-style articles, detailed essays and short definitions. Numerous figures and tables enhance understanding of this little-understood topic. Solidly structured and inclusive, this two-volume reference is an invaluable tool for clinical scientists and practitioners in academia, health care and industry, as well as students, teachers and interested laypersons.
Community Oral Health Practice for the Dental Hygienist, 4th Edition, helps you acquire the skills to improve the oral health of people throughout various communities and build a successful career in the public health sector. Now in full color, this edition contains key updates on Healthy People 2020, the Affordable Care Act, health literacy, access to care, and more. Test-taking strategies, cases, and application exercises, as well as practice quizzes online, provide a wealth of opportunities for classroom and board exam preparation. Comprehensive, cutting-edge content delivers everything you need to know to succeed in community dental hygiene practice. Trusted editor Christine Beatty draws on decades of teaching, practicing, and writing on community oral health to make this complex content approachable for those new to public health. Chapter on test-taking strategies helps you confidently prepare for the community oral health portion of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). Expanded Community cases on the companion Evolve website test your ability to apply your knowledge to common scenarios you may encounter as a dental hygienist. Up-to-date information on national initiatives such as Healthy People 2020 and the Surgeon General’s report details the goals and guidelines of various government programs. Dental hygienist mini-profiles provide real-world perspectives to help you prepare for a career in public health. Applying Your Knowledge sections suggest ways your can begin improving oral health in your community. Guiding principles, learning objectives, vocabulary terms, and chapter summaries help you study more efficiently. NEW! Content updates include Healthy People 2020 ,health literacy, teledentistry, the Affordable Care Act, oral health workforce models, access to care, interprofessional practice, and more. NEW! Full-color design highlights key concepts within each chapter. NEW! Art program delivers more photos to help drive home key concepts.

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