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Oral Health Booklets

In collaboration with a group of leading senior dental professionals, the Global Dental Child Fund has created a series of Oral Health Booklets designed to help new mothers look after their children's teeth from pregnancy through childhood, in English, Arabic, Chinese, Cambodian, Haitian, Kurdish, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.

  • Oral Health and Your Pregnancy
  • Oral Health and Your Baby
  • Oral Health and Your Child

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Reinforced Periodontal Instrumentation and Ergonomics for the Dental Care Provider

by Diane Millar

This flip-chart book contains full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions demonstrating new, more efficient and ergonomic techniques for scaling teeth. These reinforced instrumentation techniques utilize both hands while scaling to apply more lateral pressure to the blade and increase control.

Reinforced instrumentation techniques for each area of the mouth are shown. Each page presents photos comparing the ideal reinforcement technique with the conventional technique, shows how to implement protective ergonomic hand, wrist, arm, and sitting/standing positions, and demonstrates the use of magnification to see the working area clearly. The book also includes tips on stretching to help prevent cumulative trauma disorders.

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Dental Public Health: Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist

by Christine Nielsen Nathe

For courses in Community Dental Health.Written to reflect the changing role of the dental hygiene practitioner, this text provides the hygienist of the future with complete coverage of the information needed to effectively position and practice dental hygiene in the public health setting. All aspects of dental public health are covered, including prevention modalities, education and intervention. Real-life spotlights and boxed scenarios in the book enable students to see dental hygienists working in the field. This book includes an instructor's manual with PowerPoint slides, objectives, case studies, test items as well as extensive tables and figures.

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Christine Nielson Nathe
Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice

by Michele Leonardi Darby, Margaret M. Walsh (November 1994)

Textbook for dental hygienists and students by the author of a Brandon/Hill Allied Health List first-purchase selection in dental hygiene. Emphasizes the professional practice of dental hygiene.

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Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist

by Esther M. Wilkins, Ester M. Wilkins (April 1999)

Major reference and textbook for dental hygienists and students. A comprehensive text with material presented in a concise format. Sections introduce the tasks of the professional dental hygienist, detail preparation for dental hygiene appointments, address details of patient assessment, introduce teaching of the patient's own oral care, discuss professional treatment areas of nonsurgical periodontal therapy, and address concerns surrounding patients with special needs.

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Esther
The Dental Hygienist's Guide to Nutritional Care

by Judi Ratliff Davis, Cynthia A. Stegeman (March 1998)

Nutritional guide designed specifically for dental hygienists. Covers food guide pyramid, dietary guidelines, physiologic function of vitamins and minerals, and presents 'health applications' for common nutritionrelated conditions such as diabetes and osteoporosis.

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Judi Ratliff Davis - Cynthia A. Stegman
Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene

by Michele Leonardi Darby/Editor (December 1997)

Reflecting recent research findings and philosophies, this book continues to be the reference of choice in preparing for the RDH certification examination. In addition to reviewing pertinent topics, the book provides 800 sample questions, as well as rationales for the correct answers...

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Michelle Leonardi Darby
The Hygiene Professional: A Partner in Dentistry

by Sandra Senzon (June 1999)

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Sandra Senzon
Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene Practice

by Elena Bablenis Haveles (September 1996)

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Elena Barblenis Haveles
Handbook for Dental Hygienists

by W.J.M Colins, et al (December 1998)

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W.J.M Colins
Williams & Wilkins' Dental Hygiene Handbook

by Kathleen H. Alvarez (July 1998)

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Kathleen H. Alvarez