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The Basic Guide to Oral Health Education and Promotion is the Step-by-step course companion for dental nurses studying for the Certificate in Oral Health Education. In addition it is an invaluable resource for other members of the dental team and health professionals involved in educating and promoting oral health to patients and the wider general public.
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"The short sections and clear layout would also make this a good reference for any dentali professional to use in conjuction with other documents, such as Delivering Better Oral Health: An Evidence-Based Toolkit for Prevention." (Dental Update, 1 July 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405161626
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/2009
  • Series: Basic Guide Dentistry Series , #5
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Felton, previously oral health education tutor, course director, and dental hygienist.
Alison Chapman, oral health education tutor and course director, clinical teacher at Bristol Dental Hospital, and dental hygienist.
Simon Felton, freelance writer and editor, and course director.

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Table of Contents




Section 1: Structure and functions of the oral cavity.

1. The oral cavity in health.

Section 2: Diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.

2. Plaque, calculus and staining.

3. Chronic gingivitis.

4. Chronic periodontitis.

5. Other oral diseases.

6. Caries.

7. Tooth surface loss and sensitivity.

8. Xerostomia.

Section 3: Oral disease prevention.

9. Food, glorious food.

10. Sugars in the diet.

11. Fluoride.

12. Fissure sealants.

13. Smoking cessation.

Section 4: Delivering oral health messages.

14. Communication.

15. Principles of education.

16. Setting up a preventive dental unit.

17. Planning an oral hygiene session.

18. Anti-plaque agents.

19. Practical oral hygiene instruction.

Section 5: Oral health target groups and case studies.

20. Pregnant and nursing mothers.

21. Parents of pre-11-year-olds.

22. Adolescent and orthodontic patients.

23. Older people.

24. At risk and special care patients.

25. Minority ethnic groups.

26. Other health professionals.

27. Planning education case studies.

Section 6: Oral health and society.

28. Sociology.

29. Epidemiology.

30. Evidence-based prevention.

31. UK dental services.

32. Oral health promotion.


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