Handbook for Dental Hygienists
Handbook for Dental Hygienists,
Edition 4
By W. J. N. Collins, MSc, BDS, FRSRCPS(Glas), Trevor F. Walsh, DDS, BDS, MSc, FDSRCS(Eng) and Keith H. Figures, MDS, BDS, FDSRCS(Edin)

Publication Date: 22 Dec 1998

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'A Handbook for Dental Hygienists' is well established as an essential text for student hygienists. For this new edition, three eminent authors in this area of dental practice bring their lifetime experiences of training dental hygienists to the book. The size and layout of the book have changed, making it more reader-friendly and ensuring that the information on the recent advances in the field is readily accessible to the reader. As with previous editions, all aspects of dental hygienist training are presented in a logical progression to provide a comprehensive text reflecting current clinical practice.
About the author
By W. J. N. Collins, MSc, BDS, FRSRCPS(Glas), Chief Dental Officer (Retired), Northern Ireland; Formerly Director, Schools of Dental Hygiene, Glasgow Dental Hospital and Royal Army Dental Corps, UK; Trevor F. Walsh, DDS, BDS, MSc, FDSRCS(Eng), Professor of Restorative Dentistry, The University of Sheffield, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK; and Keith H. Figures, MDS, BDS, FDSRCS(Edin), Director, School of Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK
Table of Contents
Forewords; Preface; The training and employment of dental hygienists; General histology; Systems of the body; Regional anatomy; Tooth morphology; Oral histology and physiology; Microbiology, cross-infection and immunity; General pathology; Plaque, calculus and stains; Dental caries; Inflammatory periodontal diseases; Epidemiology of dental diseases; Oral medicine; Abnormalities of the teeth; Dentine sensitivity; Emergencies in the dental surgery; Patients with special needs; Instrument care and use; Rubber dam application; Prevention of dental diseases; Dental radiography; Local analgesia and pharmacology; Oral health education.
Book Reviews
"The book makes a logical, straightforward read, it is easy to assimilate and contains shaded boxes to highlight concise summaries of text. It is recommended by tutors in Schools of Dental Hygiene and dental hygienists returning to work after a career break would find it a good way to fill in gaps in their knowledge."The GDP, September 1999
a favourite with student dental hygienists worldwide. This is unsurprising, considering the esteem in which the three authors are held within the profession. The new edition still covers all the basics... It has kept abreast of the latest advances, however, especially those in the fields of oral health promotion and preventative care, provided as part of a team. The book also discusses the General Dental Council's proposals regarding Professions Complementary to Dentistry (PCDs), and the impact these will have on future hygienists... the layout has been changed throughout and the chapters have become easier to read and also to refer to.
"The Probe, November 1999
book has already proved very popular with student dental hygienists not only in UK schools of dental hygiene but in many training establishments throughout the world. In its 23 chapters it covers much of the theory needed for most training programmes.

In this fourth edition the authors have updated the contents to take into account the extended length of the hygiene training course plus many of the advances that have occurred in dentistry. As a hygienist of some 20 years' experience I am already familiar with the previous editions of this book and found the new format to be much more reader friendly.

The page size has increased and I particularly like the use of highlighted areas including the summaries of the various subjects. A new chapter has been added on the aetiology and management of dental sensitivity in response to many reader requests for more information on this topic."Dental Practice, Vol 37, No. 21, November 1999
Handbook for Dental Hygienists' is used worldwide in School of Dental Hygiene. The book follows a logical, sequential pattern over 23 chapters. It is based on the theoretical content of a curriculum for dental hygienists.

... In the dental profession there is a general emphasis on continuous life-long learning and this book will surely find a place with dental hygienists wishing to thoroughly up-date themselves. It will also be an invaluable source of current information to those returning to work after a break."International Dental Journal 49, 368-369, January 1999
book is ideal for PCDs, especially the student and practising hygienistand, in general, anyone interested in the aetiology and the prevention of oral disease and especially the treatment of periodontal disease."Dental Health, volume 39, No 3 of 6, May 2000
Book details
ISBN: 9780723617402
Page Count: 296
Illustrations: 88 ills.
Retail Price: €61.99
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