Oral Health Education / Edition 1

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This book will teach dental hygiene students and professionals how to present dental health education to clients and consumers. Each stage of life will be addressed--infant to elderly. It will present information on the perception of oral health by their clients, how they can be motivated to improve oral health, and how oral health influences and affects systemic health. Trends in oral health prevention will be discussed as each age group is presented. For dental and dental hygiene students and professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131090514
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/22/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Vickie J. Kimbrough is the Dental Hygiene Program Director for Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.
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Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter contains a Summary, Critical Thinking, Activities, and References).

1. Current Trends in Dental Health.


Dental Health and Systemic Health.

Oral Health and the Dental Hygiene Process of Care.

An Overview of Barriers to Improved Oral Health.

Economic Barriers.

Access/Workforce Barriers.

Age Barriers.

Cultural Barriers.

Federal and State Programs.

Foundation for Patient Education.

2. Statistics on Oral Health.


Highlights from the Surgeon General’s Report.

Current Trends in Disease Prevention.

National Health Care Issues and Oral Health Care.

Financial Cost Trends of Oral Health and Home Care.

Paying for Dental Care.

3. Nutrition, Lifestyle Trends, Oral and Systemic Health.

Introduction–Nutrition through the Lifespan.

Prenatal Nutrition Education.

Chairside Education of the Pregnant Patient.

Infant Nutrition Education.

Early Childhood Nutrition.

Adolescent Nutrition Education.

Adult Nutrition Education.

Nutrition Education for the Older Patient.

The Fast Food Influence.

4. Communication Styles.



Active Listening.

The Learning Environment.

Learning Styles.

Using Learning Materials.

Teaching/Learning Techniques.

Effective Communication.

5. Learning Styles and Levels, Perceptions and Trends–Part I: Prenatal to Adolescent.



Preschool Age.

Elementary School Age.

Middle School and Teen Age.

6. Learning Styles and Levels, Perceptions and Trends–Part II: Adult to Elderly.


The Fearful Adult.

Older Adults.

7. Special Needs Populations.


The Challenges Faced by the Patient with Special Needs.

The Medically Compromised Patient.

The Patient in a Long-Term Care Facility.

The Physically Challenged Patient.

The Mentally Challenged Patient.

8. Providing Chairside Dental Health Education.


Individualized Dental Health Education.

Dental Disease Risk Assessments.

Risk Assessments.

Evaluating the Patient’s Oral Hygiene.

The Oral Hygiene Education Plan.

Chairside Education.

Motivation and Learning.

Oral Hygiene Modifications.

Tobacco Use Cessation.

9. Education for Community Populations.


Basic Human Needs.

Duties to the Patient.

Duties to the Profession.

Preparing a Lesson Plan for Specific Groups.

How to Teach to Specific Groups.

Wrapping Up and Measuring the Results.

10. Partnering with Allied Health Practitioners and Educators.


How to Use Community Resources.

Developing Partnerships in Community Oral Health.

Teaching Others to Teach Oral Health Education.

Becoming a Consumer Advocate.

Professional Associations.

11. The Consumer’s View of Oral Health Products.


Fluoride Products/Systems.


Dental Floss.


Tooth Whitening Systems.

Pit and Fissure Sealants.

The ADA Seal of Acceptance Program.

Advertising Dental Products.


A. Dentition Eruption Tables.

B. Examples of Some Drugs Causing Xerostomia, or Dry Mouth.

C. The Food Guide Pyramid.

D. Internet Resources.

E. Topics for Basic Oral Health Lessons.

F. Lesson Plan Form.

G. Plaque Formation Flow Chart/Caries Formation Flow Charts.



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