Mosby's Textbook of Dental Nursing

Author: Mary Miller,Crispian Scully

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702062375

Category: Dental assistants

Page: 464

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Richly illustrated in stunning full colour throughout, this new volume builds on the success of the previous edition and covers everything you need to know to get through your exams safely with the minimum of stress. Prepared in a 'no nonsense', easy-to-read fashion, Mosby's Textbook of Dental Nursing, second edition, covers the A-Z of the latest curriculum and contains an array of helpful 'pull out' boxes and other learning features to help you recall key facts. Fully updated with the latest information on legislation and professional practice - including the appropriate use of Social Media - this volume includes updated and new information on anatomy, charting, drug allergy, governance and care of minority and vulnerable groups. Prepared by leading authorities in the field, Mosby's Textbook of Dental Nursing, second edition is ideal for candidates sitting NEBDN exams, as well as serving as a ready reference for fully qualified dental nurses and therapists in the hospital, community or general practice setting.
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Mosby's Textbook of Dental Nursing

Author: Mary Miller,Crispian Scully

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723438439

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 3873

Mosby’s Textbook of Dental Nursing 2e covers the latest NEBDN curriculum and is suitable for all preregistration students and qualified dental nurses needing an up-to-date reference text. The new edition comes with an accompanying website which contains MCQs, a downloadable image bank, plus other exercises to help readers prepare for exams. Ideal for all pre-registration nursing students Friendly, no nonsense writing style makes learning easy Stunning Gray’s Anatomy artwork aids understanding of human structure and function Useful learning features include ‘Terms to Learn’, ‘Key Points’, and ‘Identify and Learn’ boxes Over 150 photographs further bring the subject to life! Fully updated throughout to incorporate all aspects of the NEBDN pre-registration syllabus Accompanying website includes MCQs and other helpful revision aids to help you prepare for exams Presents new information on aspects of anatomy, charting, drug allergy, minority and vulnerable groups, fire safety and security Discusses the latest guidance on the use of Social Media Downloadable image bank helps you prepare essays and assignments
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Mosby's Review for the NBDE

Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323225683

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 8981

Perfect for those who have passed Part I of the National Dental Board Exam and are preparing for Part II, the new second edition of Mosby's Review for the NBDE, Part II includes all the review and testing practice you need to pass Part II. Edited by Frank Dowd, a recognized authority in the dental field, and authored by experts in each of the 4 subject areas, this complete exam review utilizes an easy-to-use outline format that mirrors the topic progression of the NBDE. Content review includes the most up-to-date information on all the basic biomedical and dental sciences that are covered in Part II of the NBDE - including Endodontics, Operative Dentistry, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery and Pain Control, Oral Diagnosis, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Patient Management, Periodontics, Pharmacology, and Prosthodontics. This review companion also comes loaded with endless practice questions reflecting the latest question types, customizable testing modes, and hundreds informative examples and illustrations. Easy-to-use outline format organizes essential data and key points in a clean, streamlined fashion.Exam-based progression of topics presents sections and topics in the same order as they appear on the actual exam.Practice exams with approximately 450 questions appear at the end of the book along with the correct answers and rationales. Approximately 400 diagrams and photographs provide visual evidence to support key biomedical and dental topics.Tables and text boxes provide supplementary information and emphasize important data from the text. NEW! Online resources on the companion Evolve website include: Database of exam questionsTimed practice examsCustom test generator to mimic the NBDE IISample casesAnswers and rationalesDownloadable appsNEW! Practice and testing modes for NBDE II review allow you to test yourself via category or in a testing format that allows you to create an unlimited number of unique practice tests with instant feedback.UPDATED! New test items types in practice exams include multiple correct answer, extended matching, and answer ordering question types that are found on the latest NBDE exam from the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE).
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Mosby's Veterinary PDQ

Author: Margi Sirois

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323241603

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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No veterinary technician should be without this pocket-sized reference! Ideal for the clinical setting, Mosby’s Veterinary PDQ, 2nd Edition provides quick access to hundreds of veterinary medicine facts, formulas, lab values, and procedures. Coverage includes key topics such as pharmacology, math, animal care, common diseases, diagnostic procedures, imaging techniques, parasite identification, urinalysis, blood tests, and other lab work. This full-color, practical guide makes it easy to find the information that is most useful in practice! Easy-to-read charts and tables provide quick access to key information that is commonly used but rarely memorized. Valuable formulas, conversions, and lab values make it easy to look up the data needed to deliver safe and effective veterinary care. Quick-access format is organized into 10 tabbed, color-coded sections, and makes it easy to find facts quickly. Full-color photos and line drawings illustrate procedures and tests, dental and surgical instruments, parasites, and urine and blood analysis. Compact size easily fits in the busy vet tech’s pocket. Spiral binding allows you to lay the book flat or keep it open to a page that is commonly referred to. Durable pages can endure the wear and tear of the clinical setting, and may be easily wiped clean. NEW step-by-step procedures include blood collection and injection techniques. NEW drug information covers the newest pharmacologic agents, ensuring you are up to date with uses, adverse side effects, and dosage forms. Coverage of NEW test kits describes the newest testing products available. Increased coverage of capnography and monitoring of patients under anesthesia provides information on these key topics. Added photos of cells and urine sediment show urinalysis and fecal examinations, which are both routinely performed.
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Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry

Author: Robert A. Convissar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323297633

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Expand your skills in the rapidly growing field of laser dentistry! The new second edition of Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry contains everything you need to know about the latest laser procedures across all areas of dentistry. With vivid clinical photos and easy-to-follow writing, Dr. Robert A. Convissar and his team of dental experts walk you through the most common uses of lasers in areas like: periodontics, periodontal surgery, oral pathology, implantology, fixed and removable prosthetics, cosmetic procedures, endodontics, operative dentistry, pediatrics, orthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The book also covers topics such as the history of lasers in dentistry, laser research, the latest laser equipment, and how to go about incorporating lasers into your practice, so that you are fully equipped to use lasers successfully in your treatments. The latest evidence-based, authoritative information is written by experts from all areas of dentistry (periodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, implants, endodontics, and pediatric and general dentistry). Case studies reflect treatment planning and the use of lasers for a variety of pathologies. Detailed, full-color art program clearly illustrates preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative procedures. Summary tables and boxes provide easy-to-read summaries of essential information. Clinical Tips and Caution boxes interspersed throughout the text highlight key clinical points. Glossary at the end of the book provides definitions of laser terminology. Chapter on Introducing Lasers into the Dental Practice provides guidelines for the investment into lasers. NEW! Updated content on regenerative laser periodontal therapy, lasers in implant dentistry, lasers in restorative dentistry, low-level lasers in dentistry, and laser dentistry research reflects the latest technology advancements in the field. NEW! More clinical photos, equipment photos, and conceptual illustrations offer a detailed look at how equipment is used and how procedures are completed.
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Mosby's Orthodontic Review

Author: Jeryl D. English,Sercan Akyalcin,Timo Peltomaki,Kate Litschel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323186971

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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With a concise, focused review of orthodontic concepts and current clinical information, including diagnosis, treatment planning, and clinical treatment, MOSBY'S ORTHODONTIC REVIEW is the resource you need to achieve the best results for success on competency examinations as well as excellent clinical outcomes. From foundational concepts to more subjective areas of treatment planning and clinical treatment, this book includes a wealth of information from distinguished educators, recent graduates, and practicing professionals to help you prepare for the NBDE, Part II and the ABO written and clinical examinations. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Content is designed to prepare you for the NBDE, Part II and the ABO written and clinical examinations to help you achieve the best results. Detailed illustrations provide a visual guide to conditions, techniques, diagnoses, key concepts, and more with case study photos that detail treatment from a patient’s initial exam to completion. Proven question and answer format covers the key information for each topic and helps prepare you for certification exams.
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Oxford Handbook of Dental Nursing

Author: Elizabeth Boon,Rebecca Parr,Dayananda Samarawickrama,Kevin Seymour

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199235902

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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The Oxford Handbook of Dental Nursing serves as a practical, easily accessible, informative, and up-to-date quick reference guide that a dental nurse can use throughout their career, from the initial training stage to qualification and beyond. It enables users to find relevant information quickly, and will support dental nurses in their everyday work and provide easy access to information they may require in clinical sessions. As well as the basics it highlights the core competencies and contains further information which is of use to qualified dental nurses working in general dental practice, in the NHS or private sector, dental hospitals, and community dental services. The book is aimed primarily at dental nurses and will also be valuable to dental surgeons, tutors, and assessors to facilitate the learning and development of their students.
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Mosby's Review for the NBDE

Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323225691

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 336

Get all the review and testing practice you need to pass the NBDE Part II! Providing the most up-to-date information on the biomedical and dental sciences addressed in Part II of the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) — including Endodontics, Operative Dentistry, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery and Pain Control, Oral Diagnosis, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Patient Management, Periodontics, Pharmacology, and Prosthodontics — this complete exam review features an easy-to-use outline format that mirrors the topic progression of the NBDE. Plus, it’s loaded with informative examples and illustrations, endless practice questions reflecting the latest question types, and customizable testing modes to ensure you are fully prepared to tackle every aspect of Part II of the NBDE! Easy-to-use outline format organizes essential data and key points in a clean, streamlined fashion. Exam-based progression of topics presents sections and topics in the same order as they appear on the actual exam. Practice exams with approximately 450 questions appear at the end of the book along with the correct answers and rationales. Approximately 400 diagrams and photographs provide visual evidence to support key biomedical and dental topics. Tables and text boxes provide supplementary information and emphasize important data from the text. NEW! Online resources on the companion Evolve website include: Database of exam questions Timed practice exams Custom test generator to mimic the NBDE II Sample cases Answers and rationales Downloadable apps NEW! Practice and testing modes for NBDE II review allow you to test yourself via category or in a testing format that allows you to create an unlimited number of unique practice tests with instant feedback. UPDATED! New test items types in practice exams include multiple correct answer, extended matching, and answer ordering question types that are found on the latest NBDE exam from the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE).
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Clinical Practice in Correctional Medicine

Author: Michael Puisis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323032656

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Written and edited by 40 practitioners in prison systems and public health from all over the USA, this critically acclaimed text comprehensively covers the medical issues specific to the correctional setting-essential, practical information not available in other books. It explores all major areas of correctional medicine, from intake to hospice care-including clinical management of diseases common among the incarcerated, ethical concerns, organization of health services delivery, patient-provider relations, legal issues, and more. The 2nd Edition delivers completely new sections on nursing and emergency services in the correctional setting, as well as new chapters on hepatitis C, geriatric care, end-of-life care, telemedicine, and other timely subjects. Explores important topics including direct clinical care, chronic and infectious disease prevention and care, women's health in correctional facilities, alcohol and drug abuse, emergencies, nursing issues, dental care, juvenile care, preventive health issues, quality improvement, ethical and legal issues, and end-of-life care. Covers all major areas of mental health care, including suicide prevention, outpatient mental health programming, crisis intervention, and the behaviorally disordered patient. Offers chapters on sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis co-authored with representatives of the Centers for Disease Control, to provide reliable information on screening for these diseases consistent with national guidelines. Presents completely new sections on The Correctional Nurse and Emergency Services. Features new chapters on Hepatitis C in Corrections, Psychiatric Nursing, Self-inflicted Injury, Methadone in Corrections, Annual Health Examinations, Telemedicine in Correctional Facilities, Geriatric Care in Correctional Facilities, and End of Life Care in Prisons and Jails.
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Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579824

Category: Medical

Page: 1494

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Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)
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Veterinary Dentistry

A Team Approach

Author: Steven E. Holmstrom

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9781455750122

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; the product description may vary from the print textbook. Veterinary Dentistry covers all aspects of dentistry with emphasis on procedures and the technician's role. Progressing from simple to complex topics, the book presents dental procedures first, with chapters on oral examinations, instruments, safety, and anesthesia, then progresses to procedures such as endodontics. The book concludes with two interesting chapters on marketing veterinary dentistry and commonly asked client questions, replete with acceptable technician responses.
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Mosby's Review for the NBDE

Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032307992X

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 1890

Mosby's Review for the NBDE, Part II is the perfect study companion for dental students who have passed Part I of the National Dental Board Exam and are preparing for Part II. This complete exam review provides crucial, current information on each of the major disciplines covered in Part II of the NBDE, including Endodontics, Operative Dentistry, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery & Pain Control, Oral Diagnosis, Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, Patient Management, Periodontics, Pharmacology, and Prosthodontics. Material is presented in a concise, convenient outline format and arranged according to the specifications of the NBDE, utilizing detailed content points and supported by informative examples and illustrations. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. The point-by-point outline format conveys essential data and key points in a clean, streamlined fashion, eliminating the need to sift through thick, heavy paragraphs to find important facts. The exam-based progression of topics allows users to familiarize themselves with content in the same order in which they will encounter it on the exam, and to build conclusions based on previously presented material. Each section features 100 review questions that highlight important points of each topic and prepare students for both the exam content and testing procedures. An answer key with rationales illustrates logical approaches students should use in answering exam questions and reinforces principles addressed in each section. Tables and text boxes provide supplementary information and emphasize important data from the core text at a glance.
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Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine

Author: Peter Cameron,George Jelinek,Anne-Maree Kelly,Anthony F. T. Brown,Mark Little

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054380

Category: Medical

Page: 1036

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Now fully revised and updated, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine provides clear and consistent coverage of this rapidly evolving specialty. Building on the success of previous editions, it covers all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. It will also prove invaluable to the range of other professionals working in this setting - including nurse specialists and paramedics - who require concise, highly practical guidance, incorporating latest best practices and current guidelines. For the first time, this edition now comes with access to addtional ancillary meterial, including practical procdure videos and self-assessment material. Updates throughout reflect latest practice developments, curricula requirements and essential guidelines Key point boxes highlight topic ‘essentials’ as well as controversial areas of treatment An expanded list of leading international contributors ensures comprehensive coverage and maximizes worldwide relevance New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillariy material, including procedure videos and self-assessment materials to check your understanding and aid exam preparation Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillary materials - including practical procedures videos and self-assessment materials
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Dental Anatomy Coloring Book

Author: Margaret J. Fehrenbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455745898

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Featuring an array of coloring and labeling activities, Dental Anatomy Coloring Book, 2nd Edition, provides an easy, fun, and effective way to memorize the structures of the head and neck region as well as the basic body systems affecting dentistry. Each chapter includes several images that you are asked to color and connect with corresponding labels. This edition adds more illustrations and NEW review questions with references to specific chapters in core textbooks where more in-depth explanations can be found. Developed by Margaret Fehrenbach, a nationally renowned authority in dental professional education, this coloring book makes it easier to identify anatomical landmarks and understand the complex interrelationships involved in dental anatomy and physiology. A comprehensive focus on dental anatomy covers all the structures of head and neck anatomy and the basic body systems that are essential to the practice of dentistry, with varying views of structures, including differing orientations and levels of detail. An easy-to-follow organization begins with an overview of body systems and then breaks down dental anatomy in the following chapters, providing information in small chunks and providing a clear picture of interrelationships. 220 detailed anatomical illustrations, including corresponding labels, make both coloring and identification easy. Perforated pages allow for easy removal so that you can study pages while on the go or submit them to your instructors. NEW! Review questions are included with each illustration - 10 fill-in-the-blank questions based on the content in two related titles: Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy and Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck. NEW! Additional illustrations are included, as well as more alternative views of structures of the head and neck. NEW! Access to online student resources on the Evolve companion website for Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck, 4th Edition, including use of the Body Spectrum electronic anatomy coloring book.
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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

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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.
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Medical Emergencies

Essentials for the Dental Professional

Author: Ellen B. Grimes

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133065626

Category: Medical

Page: 271

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Updated for the latest knowledge and practice standards, MEDICAL EMERGENCIES: ESSENTIALS FOR THE DENTAL PROFESSIONAL, 2/e thoroughly discusses the essential elements of 30 different medical emergencies dental professionals may encounter, including etiology, signs, symptoms and treatment. It presents case scenarios and resolutions designed to promote critical thinking and problem solving; demonstrates the importance medical histories and vital signs in preventing emergencies; and guides students in developing appropriate medical emergency kits. Case Scenarios and Case Resolutions promote critical thinking skills Critical thinking is in the previous sentence, and easy-to-follow Treatment Flow Charts walk students visually through emergency procedures. Easy-to-use (Easy to follow was in the sentence before tables present the Signs & Symptoms of each emergency, and an At-A-Glance table summarizes the essentials of all emergencies. Student practice tests are now offered online, and extensive instructor support materials are available, including PowerPointr presentations for each chapter.
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Introduction to Dental Materials - E-Book

Author: Richard Van Noort

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437815

Category: Medical

Page: 306

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This textbook considers the properties and applications of dental materials and includes all the necessary basic science and clinical applications. Virtually all procedures in restorative dentistry make use of a dental material. Among these materials are metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, and their uses include filling of cavities and root canals and the making of impressions or replicas of teeth and tissues prior to the construction of crowns, bridges and dentures. All dental students need to acquire a working knowledge of both the properties and applications of the materials which they will use. Written in an accessible friendly style which provides core information only – perfect for the busy dental student! Rich with pull-out boxes, tables, line artworks and photographs Describes the structure of materials with chapters on atomic bonding, metals, ceramics and polymers Explores the use of clinical dental materials including resin bonding to enamel and dentine and impression materials Describes the use of laboratory and related dental materials used in the construction of fixed and removable prostheses Contains everything that students need for BDS and equivalent exams! Includes new section on dental implant materials Completely new self-assessment section helps you get through the exam! Now published in full colour throughout
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Sociology and Psychology for the Dental Team

Author: Sasha Scambler,Suzanne Scott,Koula Asimakopoulou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 244

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The role that the social and behavioural sciences play in the daily practice of dentistry is now an essential part of all dentistry training, but it can often seem distant from the reality of daily clinical practice. Dentists often ask: what is sociology? Why do I need to know about psychology? Why do I need sociology to be an effective dentist? How can sociology and psychology help improve my clinical practice? This new textbook answers these important questions and shows how the social and behavioural sciences can inform the practice of dentistry and allied healthcare services in the twenty–first century. It provides a comprehensive, accessible introduction to sociology and psychology for dentistry students with no prior knowledge of the subject, as well as postgraduate (post–qualification) practising dentists with experience of dealing with social and behavioural issues in their daily work. Although the book assumes little or no previous knowledge of psychology or sociology it also provides enough depth to meet the needs of those with some background in these fields. Throughout, the links between sociology and psychology and everyday practice are emphasised and explained and theoretical concepts are put into the context of everyday clinical work. The book provides clearly defined learning aims and objectives and summaries of important concepts and questions for discussion. The authors have extensive experience in teaching and researching the social and behavioural sciences from basic undergraduate to post–doctoral levels. This book will be an indispensable teaching aid within dental health education, and other allied health and social care disciplines.
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