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Behavioral Dentistry, Second Edition, surveys the vast and absorbing topic of the role of behavioral science in the study and clinical practice of dentistry. An understanding of social sciences has long been a central part of dental education, and essential for developing a clinician’s appreciation of human behavior as it affects efficient dental treatment. This book gathers together contributions from leading experts in each of the major subspecialties of behavioral dentistry. Its aim is not merely to provide the student and clinician with a comprehensive review of the impressive literature or discussion of the theoretical background to the subject, but also with a practical guide to adapting the latest techniques and protocols and applying them to day-to-day clinical practice.
This second edition of Behavioral Dentistry discusses biobehavioral processes, including the psychobiology of inflammation and pain, oral health and quality of life, saliva health, and hypnosis in dentistry. The book goes on to examine anxiety, fear, and dental and chronic orofacial pain, and then reviews techniques for designing and managing behavior change. It concludes with a section on professional practice, including care of special needs, geriatric, and diabetic patients, and interpersonal communication in dental education.
Section I: Biobehavioral Processes.
Chapter 1. The role of oral and craniofacial appearance in interpersonal attraction. (Giddon).
Chapter 2. Quality of life in oral health (Inglehart).
Chapter 3. The impact of stress on inflammatory processes - (Amar).
Chapter 4. Saliva in health and disease - (Navazesh).
Chapter 5. Biofeedback and dentistry: Past, Present and Future- (Forgione).
Chapter 6. Hypnosis in dentistry - (Peltier).
Section II: Anxiety, Fear, and Pain.
Chapter 7. Environmental & emotional determinants of dental pain -( McNeil et al).
Chapter 8. Temperomandibular disorders- (Dworkin).
Chapter 9. Chairside techniques for reducing dental fear - (Botto).
Chapter 10. Bruxism - (Glaros).
Chapter 11. Stress, coping, and periodontal disease - (Wimmer).
Chapter 12. Influencing patient behavior: education, compliance, & motivational interviewing -(Koerber).
Section III: Changing Behaviors.
Chapter 13. Behavior management in dentistry: Thumbsucking- (Miltenberger).
Chapter 14. Managing disruptive behavior- (Allen).
Chapter 15. Non pharmacological approaches to managing pain & anxiety -Hittelman).
Chapter 16. Self efficacy perceptions in oral health behavior - (Syrjälä).
Chapter 17. Geriatric dentistry- (Riley).
Section IV: Professional Practice.
Chapter 18. Oral health promotion with special need patients- (Glassman).
Chapter 19. Behavioral factors in oral health in diabetic patients- (Niskanen).
Chapter 20. Interpersonal communication training in dental education - Yoshida).
Chapter 21. Community health promotion - (Croucher).