Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist,
Edition 4
By Dorothy A. Perry, RDH, PhD, Phyllis L. Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD and Gwendolyn Essex, RDH, RDHAP, MS, EdD

Publication Date: 20 Feb 2013

With an emphasis on recognizing periodontal problems and suggesting appropriate treatment, Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist, 4th Edition, covers the essential information that dental hygienists need to provide effective client care. Full-color illustrations and a focus on evidence-based research help you understand and apply the latest in periodontal therapy, from initial patient evaluation to patient education. This edition includes updates on issues such as the links between oral and systemic health, dental implants, and the use of lasers. Written by Dorothy Perry, Phyllis Beemsterboer, and Gwen Essex, all experienced dental hygienists and clinical instructors, this reference also prepares you for success in classroom tests and on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE).

Key Features

  • Comprehensive, dental hygiene-specific content provides an in-depth look at all the areas of periodontics that directly affect the dental hygienist’s role in oral health care.
  • Focus on evidence-based practice reflects the best of current thinking as related to the treatment of gingival and periodontal diseases and conditions.
  • High-quality radiographs, histographs, and color clinical photos depict many gingival and periodontic conditions, disease states, and treatments to help in patient evaluation and in determining an appropriate course of treatment.
  • Logical, practical coverage addresses the day-to-day role of the dental hygienist in the care and treatment of the periodontium, progressing in sections from essential background information through the foundations of therapy, assessment of disease and conditions, treatment of diseases and conditions, and the results of therapy.
  • Multiple-choice and short-answer study questions appear at the end of each chapter, helping you assess your knowledge and review for classroom and national board exams.
  • Learning outcomes in each chapter identify the most important content and learning goals for each chapter.
  • Key vocabulary is listed at the beginning of each chapter and noted in color within the text.
  • References in each chapter direct you to specific classic and emerging studies.
  • An Evolve companion website includes case studies, practice quizzes, flashcards, and image identification exercises.

New Features

  • Updated content focuses on hot topics including the ever-increasing link between oral and systemic health, the link between physical fitness and periodontal health, caries detection, the use of lasers, collaboration with orthodontists in the use of temporary anchorage devices (TADs), dental implants, and drug therapies.
  • NEW content on prognosis includes information on the effectiveness of periodontal therapy, bringing together the data supporting maintenance therapy for prevention of tooth loss and attachment loss.
  • NEW! Clinical Considerations boxes demonstrate how theories, facts, and research relate to everyday practice.
  • NEW! Dental Hygiene Considerations at the end of each chapter summarize key clinical content with a bulleted list of take-away points.
  • Expanded student resources on the Evolve companion website include clinical case studies, practice quizzes, flashcards, and image identification exercises.
About the author
By Dorothy A. Perry, RDH, PhD, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Preventive and Resorative Dental Sciences, Chair, Division of Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Phyllis L. Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR and Gwendolyn Essex, RDH, RDHAP, MS, EdD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Professor, College of Dental Medicine, California Northstate University, Elk Grove, California
Table of Contents


1. Historical Perspectives on Dental Hygiene and Periodontology
2. Periodontium: Anatomic Characteristics and Host Response
3. Epidemiology of Periodontal Diseases
4. Microbiology of Periodontal Diseases


5. Calculus and Other Disease-Associated Factors
6. Gingival Diseases
7. Periodontal Diseases


8. Clinical Assessment
9. Systemic Factors Influencing Periodontal Diseases,
10. Treatment Planning for the Periodontal Patient,


11. Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders

12. Plaque and Disease Control for the Periodontal Patient
13. Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
14. Periodontal Surgery
15. Dental Implants
16. Periodontal Emergencies


17. Periodontal Maintenance and Prevention
18. Prognosis and Results after Periodontal Therapy



Book details
ISBN: 9781455703692
Page Count: 352
Illustrations : Approx. 451 illustrations (352 in full color)
Retail Price : £55.99
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