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Comprehensive Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, 4/e provides concise coverage of the foundations of periodontics. This text is a helpful introduction for dental hygiene students and a valuable resource for practicing hygienists. Coverage includes the clinical aspects of periodontics, including surgical and nonsurgical procedures, and presents material in a clear and accessible format. Anchored in evidence-based learning, chapters provide simple explanations of many of the complexities of the dental disease process and provide clear links to practical aspects of therapy.
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This text offers a clear and accessible introduction to periodontics. It provides:
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Table of Contents
PART I—Periodontal Diseases: Introduction and Background
1 Anatomy of the Periodontal Structures: The Healthy State
2 Epidemiology of Periodontal Diseases
PART II—Periodontal Diseases: Etiology
3 Dental Biofilm: Microbiology of the Periodontium in Health and Disease
4 Bacterial and the Host Response: Inflammatory and Immunology Fundamentals
5 Local Contributory Factors for Periodontal Diseases
6 The Oral-Systemic Disease Connection
PART III—Periodontal Diseases: Classification
7 Gingival Diseases
8 Periodontitis and Other Periodontal Conditions
9 Necrotizing Periodontal Diseases
10 Occlusal Trauma
11 Acute Periodontal Conditions
PART IV—Periodontal Diseases: The Assessment Phase
12 Dental Hygiene Process of Care for the Patient with Periodontal Disease
13 Patient History
14 Clinical Examination: Extraoral/Intraoral Examination and Dental Evaluation
15 Clinical Examination: Gingival Assessment
16 Clinical Examination: Periodontal Assessment
17 Radiographic Assessment
18 Advances in Diagnostic Testing for Periodontal Diseases
PART V—Periodontal Diseases: Treatment Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation Phase
19 Problem and Evidence-Based Treatment Planning
20 Oral Hygiene for the Periodontal Patient: Beyond the Basics
21 Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
22 Periodontal Maintenance Therapy
23 Topical Drug Delivery Systems
24 Systemic and Local Drug Delivery Systems: Systemic Antibiotics, Local Drug Devices, and Enzyme Suppression Therapy
25 Principles of Periodontal Surgery: Gingivectomy, Osseous Resection, and Periodontal Plastic Surgery
26 Principles of Periodontal Surgery: Periodontal Regeneration
28 Case Studies
A Periodontal Information Resources
B Reading the Literature
C Antibiotic Prophylaxis
D Smoking Cessation
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