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Case Studies in Dental Hygiene - 03 edition

Case Studies in Dental Hygiene (ISBN10: 013018571X; ISBN13: 9780130185716)
ISBN13: 978-0130185716
ISBN10: 013018571X

Summary: A text for all levels and all courses in the dental hygiene curriculum. Also a review aid for the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination.

Unique in content and approach, this text is devoted entirely to case situations that provide opportunities for problem-based learning in multiple dental hygiene sciences at any point along the learning continuum -- from beginning to advanced. The text's 10 diverse case-based learning scenarios help students learn to moreapply basic knowledge to client care, develop critical thinking skills, and link their classroom learning to real-world experiences they may encounter in clinical practice. Case study work will also prepare them for success on national, regional and state examinations which have a client care focus. Each chapter contains one complete case scenario with accompanying questions categorized both by difficulty (basic or complex) and by dental hygiene discipline -- making it a complete module that may be introduced or revisited in any order and at any time during the curriculum.


  • Devoted exclusively to case-based learning -- Unlike other texts which tack on cases as a supplement to dental hygiene theory or specific subject content.
    • Gives students a substantive, ready-made resource that can be flexibly used and customized to suit course focus and needs.
  • Designed to be used throughout the dental hygiene curriculum -- Questions and decisions regarding treatment of each case span the dental hygiene sciences and clinical practice protocols -- and thus enable the cases to enhance each and every course. Additionally, each case contains a varied skill-level of questioning, clearly identified -- 1) "complex" national board type questions provide a simulation of client care for students who may not be exposed to this type of client in the clinical setting; 2) most importantly, "basic" knowledge-based questions allow beginning students to practice case-based decision-making skills as well. Exposing beginning students to cases that challenge them to apply theory to real-life decisions regarding client care helps foster in these students a need to know.
  • Authoritative, multi-perspective -- Written by several authors, each an expert in a specific aspect of dental hygiene care.
    • Assures challenging questions which enhance student learning.
  • A diversity of cases -- Presents oral health case situations representing a variety of clients that would typically be encountered in real-world clinical settings: two each representing different client types -- pediatric, adult periodontally involved, geriatric, medically compromised and special needs clients.
    • Provides an avenue for simulating experiences students might not encounter in their coursework.
  • Comprehensive case content -- Each case contains a medical history, dental history, vital signs, radiographs, dental and periodontal charting, intraoral photographs, and photographs of study models, where applicable.
    • All cases include objectives, correct answers, and rationales.
  • Multi-level, multi-discipline questions for each case -- 20 multiple-choice questions for each case study, based on the learning objectives. Each question is subdivided into: assessment of client characteristics; obtaining and interpreting dental radiographs; planning and managing dental hygiene care; performing periodontal procedures; and using preventive agents and providing supportive treatment services which enables instructors of basic dental hygiene sciences to easily identify those questions which supplement learning in their disciplines.
    • Allows students not only to test their comprehension and decision-making skills for areas they are currently studying, but to further develop their perspective on the depth and breadth of additional areas they will be required to master as their studies continue.
  • Reflective activities incorporating The Human Needs Conceptual Model.
  • Assists students in linking basic knowledge to dental hygiene care that is evidence- based and client-centered. Each case lists "deficits" that prompt decision-making opportunities regarding client care and treatment recommendations that promote oral health and prevent oral diseases. less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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