A Consumer's Guide to Dentistry

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A Consumer's Guide to Dentistry, 2 ed., is a highly visual reference written specifically for the patient that provides practical information on dental health and treatment options. A Consumer's Guide to Dentistry is the perfect resource for the practicing dentist to use when advising patients. Intended to be read by patients in the reception area and treatment room. Dentists can use it as a "show and tell" visual aid during diagnostic appointments, or they can send it home with patients to review information before procedures.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801667763
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 247

Table of Contents

1 How to Use This Book: Finding Solutions to Your Oral Problems 1
2 Divisions in Dentistry: Types of Dentists 9
3 Finding the Right Dentist: What to Consider in Your Choice of Dentists 21
4 Managed Care Programs in Dentistry: Managed Care 24
5 Controlling Pain in Dentistry: Pain Control 28
6 Infection Control in the Dental Office: Infection Control 32
7 Endodontics: Root Canals, Dead Teeth, Inside of Teeth 37
8 Esthetic Dentistry: Cosmetic Dentistry: Improving Your Smile 45
9 Oral Challenges of the Mature Person: Geriatric Dentistry 57
10 Implant Dentistry: Substitutes for Tooth Roots Placed into Your Jaw 61
11 Occlusion: You Bite, Temporomandibular Joints, Temporomandibular Dysfunction 74
12 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Madicine: Disases and Surgery Related to the Oral and Facial Areas 83
13 Orthodontics: Straightening Teeth 99
14 Pediatric Dentistry: Dentistry for Children 113
15 Periodontics: Gums and Bone Surronding Teeth 129
16 Prosthodontics, Fixed: Crowns (Caps) or Bridges Cemented Onto Teeth 139
17 Prosthodontics, Removable: Dentures Replacing All or Some Teeth 155
18 Restorative or Operative Dentistry: Fillings for Teeth 167
19 Preventing the Need for Dental Treatment: Protecting Against Future Problems 176
20 Additional Sources of Information 188
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