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Concepts in Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy

Concepts in Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0827362741

Cover of Concepts in Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy 98 (ISBN 978-0827362741)
ISBN13: 978-0827362741
ISBN10: 0827362749
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 1998
International: No

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Concepts in Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0827362741

Kathleen Hodges

ISBN13: 978-0827362741
ISBN10: 0827362749
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Delmar Publications

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

This book presents up-to-date concepts in periodontal therapy by teaching dental hygienists procedures on how to perform a thorough periodontal assessment in an efficient manner. The text is organized into four major sections that present phases of therapy including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. A fifth section includes applications for the practice setting, as well as career development. Case studies and job placement information encourage readers to use critical thinking and problem solving skills based on practical experience.

Features:

  • Key words appearing at the beginning of each chapter permits reader to easily locate terms, definitions, and concepts
       
  • Case studies encourage discussion of concepts and theories
       
  • Contains information and tips on career development and job placement
       
  • Self-evaluation allows reader to review skills associated with certain phases of care
       
  • Comprehensive references focus on the last 5 years of periodontal literature

Author Bio

Hodges, Kathleen : Idaho State University

Kathleen Olivia Hodges, RDH, MS is an Associate Professor and Senior Clinical Coordinator Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Health Professions Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

Table of Contents

Introduction.



ASSESSMENT PHASE OF THERAPY.

Introduction to Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy.
Medical History Evaluation and Subsequent Treatment.
Periodontal Examination.
The Restorative Periodontal Interface.
Recommendations for Radiographs.

PLANNING PHASE OF THERAPY.

Periodontal Treatment Planning.
Instrument Preparation.
Applying Communication Skills to Therapy.

IMPLEMENTATION PHASE OF THERAPY.

Effective Patient Education and Case Presentation.
Use of Pain Control Modalities.
Ultrasonic Scaling.
Scaling and Root Planing.
Clinical Applications for Polishing.
Supplemental Treatment Procedures.
Prevention and Maintenance of Occupational Hazards for the Operator.

EVALUATION PHASE OF THERAPY.

Effective Supportive Periodontal Therapy.
Guidelines for Surgical Intervention.

APPLICATION TO THE PRACTICE SETTING.

Career Development.
Selecting a Private Practice Setting.
Implementing NSPT into General Practice.

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