Dentistry, Dental Practice, and the Community / Edition 6

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Overview

This great resource presents dentistry and dental practice against the ever-changing backdrop of economic, technological, and demographic trends, as well as the distribution of the oral diseases that dental professionals treat and prevent. The text is logically divided into five parts. Dentistry and the Community deals with the development of the dental and dental hygiene professions, demographics of the public, its use of dental services, and the professional role. Dental Practice covers the structure and financing of dental care, the personnel involved in providing that care, and the emerging field of evidence-based dentistry. The Methods of Oral Epidemiology provides a comprehensive assessment of the epidemiology of oral diseases and the determinants of their distribution in society. The Distribution of Oral Diseases and Conditions gives a detailed presentation of how the common oral diseases are distributed in the community. Prevention of Oral Diseases in Public Health discusses methods of preventing oral diseases in dental practice and through public health action.

• Thorough explanations of how to read dental literature help readers understand how to draw their own conclusions from the latest studies.
• Coverage presents a number of complex problems facing practitioners today regarding access to dental care, and discusses how to solve them by working with public authorities and insurers.
• Comprehensive coverage of oral disease distribution helps readers to understand trends and risks they will encounter in the field.
• Material on prevention and control of oral diseases provides important information that all dental practitioners should have.
• Research designs used in oral epidemology assess the pros and cons of dental indexes available, allowing readers to gain an understanding of the complexities of disease measurement and research.
• Detailed content on providing dental care to the American public presents a unique opportunity to learn the system of dental care delivery.
• State-of-the-art coverage of mercury issues offer a balanced view of issues like toxicity, potential hazards, review of evidence, and politics.
• Ethical guidelines provide a discussion of how ethical principles have evolved over time and the precipitating events that pushed ethical practice into the forefront of health care.
• Information on the development of dental professions gives readers insight into how these professions originated and their current state.

· Content addresses evidence-based dentistry, and how it can and should become part of the everyday clinical life of the practitioner, since staying current is vital to providing excellent patient care.
· Discussions of infection control procedures and the impact of HIV and Hepatitis B incorporate new, updated guidelines in dental health care settings released in 2003.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721605159
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/15/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Dentistry and the Community
1. The Professions of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
2. The Public Served by Dentistry
3. Ethics and Responsibility in Dental Care
4. Dental Public Health
5. Promotion of Oral Health

Part II: Dental Practice
6. Dental Practice
7. Financing Dental Care
8. The Dental Workforce
9. Access to Dental Care
10. Infection Control and Mercury Safety
11. Reading the Dental Literature
12. Evidence-Based Dentistry

Part III: The Methods of Oral Epidemiology
13. Research Designs in Oral Epidemiology
14. The Measurement of Oral Diseases
15. Measuring Dental Cares
16. Measuring Periodontal Diseases
17. Measuring Dental Fluorosis
18. Measuring Other Conditions

Part IV: The Distribution of Oral Diseases and Conditions
19. Tooth Loss
20. Dental Caries
21. Periodontal Diseases
22. Dental Fluorosis
23. Oral Cancer and Other Oral Conditions

Part V: Prevention of Oral Diseases in Public Health
24. Fluoride: Human Health and Caries Prevention
25. Fluoridation of Drinking Water
26. Other Uses of Fluoride in Caries Prevention
27. Fissure Sealants
28. Diet and Plaque Control
29. Prevention of Periodontal Diseases
30. Smokeless Tobacco, Oral Cancer, and Anti-Tobacco Initiatives

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2006

    Rearchers prove fluoridation non-essential and possibly harmful

    Dentist-researchers Burt and Eklund tell us in this book what they would never discuss in public. For example: * Fluoridation is based more on unproven theories than scientific evidence. * Fluoride is not an essential nutrient. It isn't even a nutrient * Fluoride incorporated into developing teeth does NOT reduce tooth decay but does increase fluorosis. Alleged beneficial effects occur topically. * There is no evidence that 'optimal' fluoride intake inhibits cavities. In fact, the authors suggest 'optimum intake' of fluoride be dropped from common usage. * Near universal fluoridation in the U.S.A. hasn't leveled out tooth decay rates, instead fluorosis has spread and increased. * Not every possible hypothesis regarding fluoride and human health was tested before beginning fluoridation. * 'No clear reasons for the caries (cavities) decline (in the U.S.) have been identified' * At between 3 and 4 times 'optimal,' fluoride causes tooth decay * A 1943 estimation that .05 mg ingested fluoride per kilogram of body weight could reduce cavities was misinterpreted, over time, as the 'optimal' fluoride dose, a level never scientifically verified. * 'Dental fluorosis cannot be classed as a public health problem in the United States ... It would be a mistake, however, to assume that it could not become so.'

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