Community Oral Health Practice for the Dental Hygienist

Author: Christine French Beatty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323355269

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 4726

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.

Community Oral Health Practice for the Dental Hygienist

Author: Kathy Voigt Geurink

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 386

View: 2708

This 2nd edition focuses on the role of the public health professional in improving the oral health of people of all ages and cultures throughout the community. It covers all the topics in community dental health in a simple, concise, student-friendly way. It explores the advances made in the field and in national legislature since the first edition published and also highlights the many rewarding career opportunities available within the public health sector. Includes helpful student learning features in each chapter such as objectives, key terms, an opening statement featuring the main concepts covered, bulleted lists of key concepts, and ideas for putting knowledge into practice within the community. Students will benefit from ADEA Dental Hygiene Competencies at the end of each chapter (along with a complete list in an appendix). Test Taking Strategies and Community Cases chapter provides an overview of the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam, gives tips for test preparation, and includes additional practice community case "testlets" similar to those on the actual exam to increase students' confidence in taking the examination. Its trusted content is used by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations to create NBDH test questions. New chapters on service learning and cultural competency give students information about how to appropriately and effectively interact with and teach oral health concepts to various populations. A new Status and Trends in Oral Health chapter helps students understand issues in the field and how they can encourage positive changes in their clients. New community case studies with 4 to 5 critical-thinking, multiple-choice questions end each chapter to help prepare students for real-life practice and for board exams. Answers and rationales are provided for instructors on the new Evolve website. New dental hygienist mini-profiles highlight the careers of recognized dental hygienists in the public health sector to show students the various roles they can play as dental hygienists in public health. The text includes the most recent advances made in the field and in the national legislature, along with current trends in oral health. You'll find oral health-related coverage of Healthy People 2010, the Surgeon General's Report, and the National Call to Action. New Future of Dentistry report by the ADA communicates in-depth analyses of trends and issues in six areas critical to dental professionals and students. Integration of this information into chapters shows students how to apply these statements to appropriate areas of community oral health care. Many chapters include new websites for organizations and government entities for further research and the latest updates.

Community Oral Health Practice for the Dental Hygienist - E-Book

Author: Kathy Voigt Geurink

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291201

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 8616

Created by a dental hygienist for dental hygienists, Community Oral Health Practice for the Dental Hygienist, 3rd Edition, helps you acquire the understanding to improve the oral health care of people throughout various communities and build a successful career in the public health sector. Learn how to effectively interact with and educate people of different cultures, plan and develop community projects, assess the risk of caries and other oral conditions, master ADEA Dental Hygiene Competencies, and more with proven, practical guidance. Comprehensive, cutting-edge content delivers everything you need to know to succeed in practice. Test-taking strategies help you confidently prepare for the community oral health portion of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). Up-to-date information on national initiatives details the goals and guidelines of various government programs. ADEA Dental Hygiene Competencies included at the end of each chapter highlight expectations you'll encounter as you enter the workforce. Dental Hygienist Mini-Profiles provide real-world perspectives to help you prepare for practice and plan your career. Applying Your Knowledge sections suggest ways you can begin improving oral health in your community. Guiding principles, learning objectives, vocabulary terms, and chapter summaries help you study more efficiently and reinforce your understanding of the most important concepts. 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. UNIQUE! Healthy People 2020 Objectives give you a competitive edge with the most up-to-date science-based guidelines for promoting health and preventing disease. New chapter on Planning a Student Community Oral Health Project helps you confidently move from the classroom into the community and apply what you've learned to improve oral health care. Content updates keep you current on timely issues such as access to care, expanded career opportunities, caries risk assessment, fluoride and sealants, social responsibility and justice, and cultural competence.

Community Oral Health Practice for the Dental Hygienist

Author: Christine French Beatty

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9780323355254

Category:

Page: 352

View: 3433

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.

Clinical Cases in Dental Hygiene

Author: Cheryl M. Westphal Theile,Mea A. Weinberg,Stuart L. Segelnick

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119145023

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 1358

Clinical Cases in Dental Hygiene is an indispensable resource to understanding both the theory and practice of dental hygiene, illustrated by real-life cases in a clinically relevant format. Offers a unique case-based format that supports problem-based learning Promotes independent learning through self-assessment and critical thinking Includes a wealth of relevant cases for understanding dental procedures and management of patients Covers all essential topics within the scope of dental hygiene

Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene - E-Book

Author: Michele Leonardi Darby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291066

Category: Medical

Page: 1040

View: 473

Your one-stop review for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE), Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene, 7th Edition is the most trusted review and study tool on the market. A total of 2,500 review questions including four online timed practice exams -- all with answers and rationales for remediation -- make this book stand out as a student favorite. Already known for its in-depth coverage, an easy-to-use outline format, and expert authorship, this review parallels the NBDHE with case studies, the "testlet" format for community health and research content, an emphasis on computer-based testing, and coverage of dynamic areas such as infection control and local anesthesia administration. Expert author Michele Darby provides the NBDHE review tool you cannot afford to be without! A comprehensive review includes all the necessary content for the NBDHE, with 2,500 review questions including four simulated exams. A logical organization covers the three main areas of the NBDHE: (1) the scientific basis for dental hygiene practice, (2) the provision of clinical dental hygiene services, and (3) community health and research principles. NBDHE-style review questions offer practice and self-assessment relating to key content. A new 350-question examination complete with Components A and B mimics the format of the NBDHE and is included in the back of the book and on the companion Evolve website; it provides answers, rationales, and a timer function. Three additional timed simulated practice examinations are provided on the companion website for additional test-taking experience. Case-based questions prepare you for the case studies and scenarios emphasized on the NBDHE. An outline format allows for easy review and study. Illustrations, diagrams, clinical photographs, and radiographs help in recognizing suspected pathologic processes and interpreting radiographs. Tables and boxes summarize concepts and procedures. Unique! Website tables in each chapter provide a quick reference to key sites for further research and study. Expert authors are leading educators, researchers, and practitioners, each of whom has an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to succeed on the NBDHE. 1,450 NEW practice questions are added to this edition for a more complete review. Updated content reflects changes and advances in areas such as infection control, pharmacology, digital imaging, and local anesthesia administration. Expanded case studies promote critical thinking and provide practice with the complex cases that make up Component B of the examination. NEW full-color photographs, illustrations, and radiographs accurately represent dental conditions. Labeling and identification exercises are included, with electronic flashcards for added vocabulary practice.

Dental Public Health

Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist

Author: Christine Nielsen Nathe

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131134447

Category: Medical

Page: 391

View: 7608

Provides the key tools 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.Dental Hygienists moving from the private practice setting.

Review Questions and Answers for Dental Assisting - E-Book

Author: Betty Ladley Finkbeiner,Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323065988

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 6945

Be sure you have the knowledge you need to become a Certified Dental Assistant or pass your local and state exams! Three simulated practice certification exams – 960 multiple-choice questions in all – closely mirror the content you'll be tested on, so you get the best preparation possible. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Three simulated Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) practice exams are organized into CDA exam sections, with the same number of questions you can expect to see in each section – General Chairside, Infection Control, and Radiation Health and Safety. Photos and illustrations pictured with the exam questions provide a realistic exam simulation. Rationales for correct and incorrect answers help you assess your understanding and gauge your exam readiness. Web links to national organizations and relevant dental sites help you know where to look for additional information.

Mosby's Review Questions for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination - E-Book

Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323226310

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 6886

Offering the most realistic NBDHE review and practice available, Mosby's Review Questions for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination includes both a print book and companion website to prepare you for exam success. In the book, you’ll review with more than 1,250 Component A practice questions — with each answer including a rationale for both correct and incorrect answer options. Online, you can review the same questions plus an additional 420 case-based items related to Component B in 1) practice mode or 2) timed, exam-simulation mode with randomized tests that match the number and distribution of questions on the NBDHE. From a team of dental hygiene experts including lead editor Barbara Bennett, this Q&A resource is an excellent supplement to any NBDHE content review book! More than 1,680 multiple-choice questions provide comprehensive practice spanning the entire NBDHE, with 1,250+ items relating to Component A — more than six times the number of questions on the actual exam! — and 420 case-based questions related to Component B. Rationales accompany each question, fully explaining why each answer choice is either correct or incorrect and thus serving as secondary content review. Distribution of questions matches each category on the NBDHE test specifications, ensuring that you have adequate practice for each content area. An Evolve companion website includes all 1,250+ questions from the book plus additional case studies with color images and accompanying questions, available either in practice mode with instant feedback or in exam-simulation format with results and feedback provided at the end of the exam. A test creator and timer on Evolve generates NBDHE-style tests that mimic the number and distribution of questions on the NBDHE and also provides realistic practice with time management during the exam. 16 detailed case studies on Evolve, each of which includes a patient medical/dental history, completed periodontal chart, oral radiographs, clinical photographs, and 20-35 multiple-choice questions for patients in the five main categories covered on the NBDHE (adult periodontitis, pediatric, geriatric, special needs, and medically compromised). References to text sources make it easy to review or find more information on specific topics.

Dental Hygiene - E-Book

Theory and Practice

Author: Margaret Walsh,Michele Leonardi Darby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455745847

Category: Medical

Page: 1192

View: 1792

Emphasizing evidence-based research and clinical competencies, Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, 4th Edition, provides easy-to-understand coverage of the dental hygienist’s roles and responsibilities in today’s practice. It offers a clear approach to science and theory, a step-by-step guide to core dental hygiene procedures, and realistic scenarios to help you develop skills in decision-making. New chapters and content focus on evidence-based practice, palliative care, professional issues, and the electronic health record. Written by Michele Leonardi Darby, Margaret M. Walsh, and a veritable Who’s Who of expert contributors, Dental Hygiene follows the Human Needs Conceptual Model with a focus on client-centered care that takes the entire person into consideration. UNIQUE! Human Needs Conceptual Model framework follows Maslow’s human needs theory, helping hygienists treat the whole patient — not just specific diseases. Comprehensive coverage addresses the need-to-know issues in dental hygiene — from the rationale behind the need for dental hygiene care through assessment, diagnosis, care planning, implementation, pain and anxiety control, the care of individuals with special needs, and practice management. Step-by-step procedure boxes list the equipment required and the steps involved in performing key procedures. Rationales for the steps are provided in printable PDFs online. Critical Thinking exercises and Scenario boxes encourage application and problem solving, and help prepare students for the case-based portion of the NBDHE. Client Education boxes list teaching points that the dental hygienist may use to educate clients on at-home daily oral health care. High-quality and robust art program includes full-color illustrations and clinical photographs as well as radiographs to show anatomy, complex clinical procedures, and modern equipment. Legal, Ethical, and Safety Issues boxes address issues related to risk prevention and management. Expert authors Michele Darby and Margaret Walsh lead a team of international contributors consisting of leading dental hygiene instructors, researchers, and practitioners. NEW chapters on evidence-based practice, the development of a professional portfolio, and palliative care provide research-based findings and practical application of topics of interest in modern dental hygiene care. NEW content addresses the latest research and best practices in attaining clinical competency, including nutrition and community health guidelines, nonsurgical periodontal therapy, digital imaging, local anesthesia administration, pharmacology, infection control, and the use of the electronic health record (EHR) within dental hygiene practice. NEW photographs and illustrations show new guidelines and equipment, as well as emerging issues and trends. NEW! Companion product includes more than 50 dental hygiene procedures videos in areas such as periodontal instrumentation, local anesthesia administration, dental materials manipulation, common preventive care, and more. Sold separately.

Jong's Community Dental Health - E-Book

Author: George Gluck,Warren M. Morganstein

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032305840X

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 6087

This essential resource gives the reader a practical overview of the expanding and evolving role of the dental professional in the health care community. Coverage includes globalism, diversity, the impact of technology on public health and community dentistry, and information on Hepatitis C and water fluoridation.

Dentistry, Dental Practice, and the Community

Author: Brian A. Burt,Steven A. Eklund

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437725619

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 2718

This great resource presents dentistry and dental practice against the ever-changing backdrop of economic, technological, and demographic trends, as well as the distribution of the oral diseases that dental professionals treat and prevent. The text is logically divided into five parts. Dentistry and the Community deals with the development of the dental and dental hygiene professions, demographics of the public, its use of dental services, and the professional role. Dental Practice covers the structure and financing of dental care, the personnel involved in providing that care, and the emerging field of evidence-based dentistry. The Methods of Oral Epidemiology provides a comprehensive assessment of the epidemiology of oral diseases and the determinants of their distribution in society. The Distribution of Oral Diseases and Conditions gives a detailed presentation of how the common oral diseases are distributed in the community. Prevention of Oral Diseases in Public Health discusses methods of preventing oral diseases in dental practice and through public health action. Thorough explanations of how to read dental literature help readers understand how to draw their own conclusions from the latest studies. Coverage presents a number of complex problems facing practitioners today regarding access to dental care, and discusses how to solve them by working with public authorities and insurers. Comprehensive coverage of oral disease distribution helps readers to understand trends and risks they will encounter in the field. Material on prevention and control of oral diseases provides important information that all dental practitioners should have. Research designs used in oral epidemology assess the pros and cons of dental indexes available, allowing readers to gain an understanding of the complexities of disease measurement and research. Detailed content on providing dental care to the American public presents a unique opportunity to learn the system of dental care delivery. State-of-the-art coverage of mercury issues offer a balanced view of issues like toxicity, potential hazards, review of evidence, and politics. Ethical guidelines provide a discussion of how ethical principles have evolved over time and the precipitating events that pushed ethical practice into the forefront of health care. Information on the development of dental professions gives readers insight into how these professions originated and their current state. · Content addresses evidence-based dentistry, and how it can and should become part of the everyday clinical life of the practitioner, since staying current is vital to providing excellent patient care. · Discussions of infection control procedures and the impact of HIV and Hepatitis B incorporate new, updated guidelines in dental health care settings released in 2003.

SAVVY SUCCESS

Achieving Professional Excellence and Career Satisfaction in the Dental Hygiene Profession Faculty Guide for Volumes I-III

Author: Christine A. Hovliaras, RDH, BS, MBA,

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477255540

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 2708

™ “Savvy Success textbooks are a must read for dental hygienists, faculty and students who are looking to get the most out of their dental hygiene careers and achieve the highest level of quality care to provide to their patients.” Allyson Luckman, RDH, BS Registered Dental Hygienist, Maryland “Christine has a unique way of blending clinical information and insightful practical experience in creating three textbooks that every dental hygiene professional should read. Her expansive knowledge of the dental field and her ability to relay her experiences and the fabulous experiences of other dental hygienists’ in the dental community is outstanding. These are must read books for any dental hygiene professional who wants the ultimate in career satisfaction!” Diana Tosuni-O’Neill, RDH, BS Registered Dental Hygienist, New York “These textbooks are an excellent resource for practicing hygienists as well as students and educators. The volume on ethical decision making offers a valuable overview of evidence based practice.” Joanna Allaire, RDH, BSDH Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Houston Texas Medical Center, Texas “A well written thoroughly researched three volumes of textbooks and a companion faculty guide will enable the aspiring dental hygienist to become equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to promote the health and well being of all patients they serve.” Barbara L. Farver, MEd Retired Educator, New Jersey

Savvy Success

Author: Christine A. Hovliaras

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147720881X

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 8982

Volume II: Patient Care of SAVVY SUCCESS includes Chapters 17 - 34 that focus on elements and competencies of providing patient care, assessment and diagnosis; review of pharmacologic medications; identifying the key oral pathology conditions that occur intraorally/extraorally; oral cancer detection, prevention and treatment; dental caries/minimally invasive dentistry; infection control practices; instrumentation; ultrasonic periodontal therapy; laser therapy in practice; usage of oral hygiene and preventive therapy; mouthrinse usage to maintain oral health; use of anesthesia in dental hygiene practice; nutritional counseling and education with patients; the dental hygienist’s role in esthetic dentistry; pediatric concerns for the dental hygienist; and working with patients who have developmental disabilities. It is clinical and scientific evidence-based information that can be educational for both the student and practicing seasoned dental hygiene professionals. Glossary of Terms, Index and Appendix In each of the 3 textbooks, Volume I-III of SAVVY SUCCESS includes a Glossary of Terms which defines key terms utilized in the chapters included in each textbook that students, faculty members and practicing dental hygienists can review to define these key words. An index is also included in the three volumes.

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E-Book

Author: Maggie Mallik,Carol Hall,David Howard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037524

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 2821

Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.

A Dictionary of Dentistry

Author: Robert Ireland

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191585029

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 4976

This first edition of A Dictionary of Dentistry provides over 4,500 definitions covering all the important terms and concepts used in dentistry today. Entries are written in clear and concise English without the use of unnecessary dental or medical jargon, and many entries are supplemented by detailed line drawings. The dictionary defines terms in a broad range of dental specialist areas including primary care, anatomy and comparative anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, radiography, radiology, orthodontics, periodontology, restorative dentistry, dental public health, paediatric dentistry, oral surgery, embryology, homeopathy, pharmacology, sedation, histology, implantology, ethics, and oral medicine. For completeness, some drugs, techniques, and instruments of historical interest have been included. It also includes a number of biographies of those who are considered to have made a highly significant contribution to dentistry. The principal muscles, nerves, arteries, veins, foramina, and sinuses of the head and neck together with illustrations are grouped together as appendices: also included is a further reading list, and a list of common symbols and abbreviations used in both the UK and America. A key feature of this book is the Dictionary of Dentistry companion website, which provides quick access to recommended web links for many entries, plus over 100 full-colour illustrations.. An essential guide for dental practitioners and dental students, it is also an invaluable reference source for all members of the dental team, medical practitioners, lawyers involved with members of the dental profession, and the general reader.

Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations

Author: Committee on Oral Health Access to Services,Board on Health Care Services,Board on Children, Youth and Families,Institute of Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309209471

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 5929

Access to oral health care is essential to promoting and maintaining overall health and well-being, yet only half of the population visits a dentist each year. Poor and minority children are less likely to have access to oral health care than are their nonpoor and nonminority peers. Older adults, people who live in rural areas, and disabled individuals, uniformly confront access barriers, regardless of their financial resources. The consequences of these disparities in access to oral health care can lead to a number of conditions including malnutrition, childhood speech problems, infections, diabetes, heart disease, and premature births. Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations examines the scope and consequences of inadequate access to oral health services in the United States and recommends ways to combat the economic, structural, geographic, and cultural factors that prevent access to regular, quality care. The report suggests changing funding and reimbursement for dental care; expanding the oral health work force by training doctors, nurses, and other nondental professionals to recognize risk for oral diseases; and revamping regulatory, educational, and administrative practices. It also recommends changes to incorporate oral health care into overall health care. These recommendations support the creation of a diverse workforce that is competent, compensated, and authorized to serve vulnerable and underserved populations across the life cycle. The recommendations provided in Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations will help direct the efforts of federal, state, and local government agencies; policy makers; health professionals in all fields; private and public health organizations; licensing and accreditation bodies; educational institutions; health care researchers; and philanthropic and advocacy organizations.

Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963800

Category: Medical

Page: 2698

View: 3275

Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research. The editors have built Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Medical Terminology: A Short Course - E-Book

Author: Davi-Ellen Chabner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292127

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 6899

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! Using Davi-Ellen Chabner's proven learning methods, Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 6th Edition omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion Evolve website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary. Simple, clear, non-technical explanations demystify medical terminology even if you've had little or no background in medicine or science. Self-teaching text/workbook approach reinforces learning every step of the way with labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and review sheets throughout the book. Full-color images illustrate anatomical and pathological terms. UNIQUE Picture Show activities, practical case studies, and vignettes demonstrate real-life applications of medical terms. Spotlight feature identifies and clarifies potentially confusing terminology. Audio pronunciations and definitions help you pronounce terms correctly and commit their definitions to memory. Labeled illustrations in the Spanish glossary present Spanish terms used in the healthcare setting. A companion Evolve website includes word games, learning exercises, audio pronunciations, animations, an anatomy coloring book, electronic flash cards, and more. First Person vignettes provide personal narratives to help you understand diseases and conditions from a patient's perspective. Principal Diagnosis feature shows how medical terms are used in clinical practice by asking you to read physician notes about a case and determine the patient's principal diagnosis. Medical Terminology Check Up at the end of each chapter reinforces key concepts. New and updated medical information keeps you current with today's healthcare terminology and includes new and re-drawn illustrations.