Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, 4th Edition


  • Michele Leonardi Darby
  • Margaret M. Walsh


Emphasizing evidence-based research and clinical competencies, Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, 4th Edition, provides easy-to-understand coverage of the dental hygienist’s roles and responsibilities in today’s practice. It offers a clear approach to science and theory, a step-by-step guide to core dental hygiene procedures, and realistic scenarios to help you develop skills in decision-making. New chapters and content focus on evidence-based practice, palliative care, professional issues, and the electronic health record. Written by Michele Leonardi Darby, Margaret M. Walsh, and a veritable Who’s Who of expert contributors, Dental Hygiene follows the Human Needs Conceptual Model with a focus on client-centered care that takes the entire person into consideration.

  • UNIQUE! Human Needs Conceptual Model framework
  • Comprehensive coverage addresses the need-to-know issues in dental hygiene
  • Step-by-step procedure boxes list the equipment required and the steps involved in performing key procedures.
  • Critical Thinking exercises and Scenario boxes
  • Client Education boxes list teaching points that the dental hygienist may use to educate clients on at-home daily oral health care.
  • High-quality and robust art program includes full-color illustrations and clinical photographs
  • Legal, Ethical, and Safety Issues boxes address issues related to risk prevention and management.
  • Expert authors Michele Darby and Margaret Walsh
  • NEW chapters on evidence-based practice
  • NEW content addresses the latest research and best practices in attaining clinical competency
  • NEW photographs and illustrations
  • NEW! Companion product

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4548-7

Published Date: 2015

Page Count:  1354 , File Size: 207 Mb

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