Lasers have become an increasingly useful tool in conventional dental practice. Their precision and less invasive quality make them an attractive technology in esthetic and pediatric dentistry, oral medicine, and a range of other dental procedures. Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice is a comprehensive, yet concise and easy-to-use guide to integrating lasers into conventional clinical practice.
The book begins by providing the reader a thorough understanding of how lasers work and their varied effects on oral tissues. Subsequent chapters are organized by procedure type, illustrating common clinical techniques with step-by-step illustrations and case examples. In addition, each chapter provides an overview of the latest research for use in clinical practice. More comprehensive than at atlas yet practical and clinically oriented in its approach, Lasers in Dentistry is an essential tool for practitioners and students looking to broader their skill set in laser dentistry.
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Designed to accompany Wilkins’ Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, Thirteenth Edition, this engaging active-learning workbook reinforces important concepts of the main text and provides hands-on exercises that put those concepts into practice. Each chapter provides an array of learning tools and skill builders to help you master the assessment, planning, treatment, communication, and documentation skills needed to succeed as a dental hygienist.
Knowledge Exercises help you master key terms, concepts, and principles and to answer questions based on text information.
Competency Exercises ask you to use critical thinking skills to apply your knowledge to clinical situations, analyze patient assessment data, or document patient care activities.
Discovery Exercises build skills by asking you to find and analyze professional sources of current, evidence-based information.
Questions Patients Ask exercises require you to use your evidence-based decision-making skills to address patient concerns.
Everyday Ethics boxes include individual learning, cooperative learning, or discovery activities that challenge you to resolve the types of real ethical dilemmas they will face as practicing dental hygienists.
Factors to Teach the Patient help you to develop conversations with patients using motivational interviewing techniques.
For Your Portfolio suggestions ask you to reflect on your growth as a dental hygiene professional by developing a portfolio that highlights your individual talents, special skills, and competencies, resulting in an ideal tool for employment interviews or graduate education applications.
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This book presents a mechanistic approach―mathematical modeling―for carrying out dental materials research. This approach allows researchers to go beyond the null hypothesis and obtain a solution that is more general and therefore predictive for conditions other than those considered in a study. Hence it can be used either on its own or to complement the commonly used statistical approach.
Through a series of practical problems with wide-ranging application, the reader will be guided on:
How to construct a mathematical model for the behavior of dental materials by making informed assumptions of the physical, chemical, or mechanical situation
How to simplify the model by making suitable simplifications
How to calibrate the model by calculating the values of key parameters using experimental results
How to refine the model when there are discrepancies between predictions and experiments
Only elementary calculus is required to follow the examples and all the problems can be solved by using MS Excel© spreadsheets.
This is an ideal book for dental materials researchers without a strong mathematical background who are interested in applying a more mechanistic approach to their research to give deeper insight into the problem at hand.
Advance praise for Mathematical Models for Dental Materials Research:
“This is a nice addition for research students on how to conduct their work and how to manage data analysis. It brings together a number of important aspects of dental materials investigations which has been missing in the literature. The practical examples make it much easier to understand.” – Michael F. Burrow, Clinical Professor in Prosthodontics, The University of Hong Kong
“The great strengths of this volume are the real world examples of dental materials research in the successive chapters. In turn, this is an outcome of the outstanding expertise of both authors. I warmly recommend this book to the dental biomaterials community worldwide.” – David C. Watts, Professor of Biomaterials Science, University of Manchester, UK
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The updated and authoritative reference to medications used in dental practice
The revised and updated second edition of The Dentist’s Drug and Prescription Guide offers a practical and quick reference to medications commonly prescribed in dental practice. With contributions from experts on the topic, this comprehensive book takes an accessible question-and-answer format, providing answers to common questions dentists ask about drugs. The most updated information on drugs is presented throughout, including the current antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines and newer osteoporosis drugs.
A new section describes how to manage patients on medications, and includes new chapters on the important topics of opioid prescribing and abuse and pain management. Alternative effective medications for opioids are discussed in detail. Putting all the prescription and drug information needed in daily dental practice at your fingertips, The Dentist’s Drug and Prescription Guide is an essential reference for practicing dental clinicians and dental hygienists. This important book:
Offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to essential information about medications used in dental practice
Presents detailed information about drugs in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format
Provides answers to commonly asked questions about drugs
Refers to current, evidence-based pharmacology information, tailored for the dental clinician
Features information on opioid prescribing and abuse and pain management
Written for both general and specialist dentists and dental hygienists, the revised second edition of The Dentist’s Drug and Prescription Guide is a must-have reference for the most current information available on medications used in the dental profession.
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Biological Mechanisms of Tooth Movement, Second Edition is an authoritative reference to the scientific foundations underpinning clinical orthodontics.
Led by an expert editor team and with contributions from an international group of contributors, the book covers key topics including bone biology, the effects of mechanical loading on tissues and cells, genetics, inflammation, tissue remodeling and the effects of diet, drugs, and systemic diseases. Highly-illustrated throughout, this second edition has been fully revised, updated and expanded to new developments in genomics, rapid orthodontics and current controversies in tooth movement research.
Trainees, qualified specialists and researchers in orthodontics can rely on this comprehensive text to inform them about the clinical and scientific implications of the biological mechanisms involved in the movement of teeth.
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The primary aim of this seminal book is to make the case that digital photography is an essential instrument for evidence and interaction in dental practice. Unlike many books on this subject, this book redefines the scope of and rationale for clinical photography beyond the obvious focal point of anterior teeth and esthetics to include all oral tissues and the entire spectrum of dental care. In addition, the author outlines the most suitable camera equipment and accessories, the correct technique and positioning, and the protocol for digital image management to ensure high-quality images. This book will help dentists appreciate the value and scope of digital photography in general dentistry and allow them to seamlessly incorporate the equipment and techniques into their clinical practice and workflow. An essential book that expands the place of clinical photography and underscores its role in improving clinical records and communication.
1. The Digital Image in Dentistry
2. Uses for Clinical Photography
3. Principles of Photography
4. Camera Equipment
5. Mirrors, Retractors, and Contrastors
6. A Guide to Standard Views
7. Clinical Practice Considerations
8. Digital Asset Management and Postprocessing
9. Improving Communication and Treatment Acceptance with Photography
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Anesthetic complications, which range from simple annoyances to patient mortality, are inevitable, given the many and complex interactions of doctor, patient, personnel, and facility. Anesthesia Complications in the Dental Office helps dentists minimize the frequency and severity of adverse events by providing concise and clinically relevant information that can be put to everyday use.
Anesthesia Complications in the Dental Office presents the most up-to-date information on treating anesthesia complications and medical emergencies. Drs. Bosack and Lieblich and a team of expert contributors discuss patient risk assessment; considerations for special needs and medically compromised patients; routinely administered anesthetic agents; adversities that can arise before, during, and after administration of anesthesia; and emergency drugs and equipment. A must-have reference for every dental office.
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