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Dentistry, Dental Practice, and the Community / Edition 5

Dentistry, Dental Practice, and the Community / Edition 5


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Here is the thoroughly revised and reorganized 5th Edition of this highly successful dental public health text. Updated to reflect the current information and to keep pace with social changes, this resource presents dental practice as it relates to social events — economy, technology and demographic trends, and epidemiology. Describes how to determine the quality of scientific papers in dental literature. This edition features a helpful detailed outline before each chapter and many new tables and graphics.
• Provides coverage of: The development of the dental profession; dental demographics; ethics in dentistry; professional roles; infection control procedures; the impact of HIV and Hepatitis B on dentistry; how to use dental literature more effectively; and more. Features chapters on providing dental care tot he American public, discussing topics such as dental insurance, HMOs, managed care, public programs, the pros and cons of private fee-for-service, and more.
• Covers the methods used to measure oral disease, including the most comprehensive assessment of the pros and cons of dental indexes currently available. Reviews the distribution of oral disease at a level of detail that no other text has.
• Provides state of the art coverage of the use of mercury amalgams in dentistry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780721673097
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 03/01/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.18(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Dentistry and the Community. The Professions of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene. The Public Served By Dentistry. Ethics and Responsibility in Dental Care. The Practice of Dental Public Health. Health Promotion in the Community. Part II: Dental Practice. Infection Control and the Healthy Dental Practice. The Structure of Dental Practice. Financing Dental Care. Dental Personnel. Dental Care in Canada. Keeping Up with Dental Literature. Part III: The Methods of Oral Epidemiology. Research and Design in Oral Epidemiology. Disease in Measurement. Measuring Dental Caries. Measuring Periodontal Disease. Measuring Fluorosis. Measuring Other Conditions. Part IV: The Distribution of Oral Disease and Conditions. Tooth Loss. Dental Caries. Periodontal Disease. Dental Flurosis. Other Oral Conditions. Part V: Prevention of Oral Disease in Public Health. Fluorides: Human Health and Caries Prevention. Fluoridation of Drinking Water. Other Uses of Fluoride in Caries Prevention. Fissure Sealants. Diet and Plaque Control for Caries Prevention. Prevention of Periodontal Disease. Smokeless Tobacco and Prevention of Oral Cancer.

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