Primary Preventive Dentistry, 8th edition

  • Norman O Harris
  • Franklin Garcia-Godoy
  • Christine N. Nathe

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Organized for consistency, coherence, and readability, this fully updated text covers all areas of prevention in dental care. PRIMARY PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY, 8/e first describes dental diseases and conditions, helping students clearly understand the processes that can be prevented through the use of preventive modalities or ideas. Next, it presents detailed strategies to prevent these diseases and conditions. Throughout, specific target populations are defined and described based upon scientifically valid preventive strategies aimed at their needs. This edition improves student understanding with more photos, illustrations, diagrams, and tables; highlights “fun facts” about the topic; adds a new chapter on the important influence culture plays in preventive dental care; and is supported by many new web-based review questions and case studies for each chapter. 

Table of contents

UNIT ONE: Primary Preventive Dental Concepts


1. Introduction to Primary Preventive Dentistry

2. Cultural Health Influences

3. Dental Hygiene Science


UNIT TWO: Etiology of Dental Diseases and Conditions


4. Dental Plaque Biofilm

5. Carious Lesions

6. Periodontal Disease

7. Oral Cancer

8. Dental Trauma

9. Host Defense Mechanisms in the Oral Cavity


UNIT THREE: Preventive Strategies


10. Toothbrushes and Toothbrushing Methods

11. Dentifrices, Mouthrinses and Chewing Gums

12. Self-Care Adjuncts

13. Implant and Denture Self-Care

14. Community Water Fluoridation

15. Topical Fluoride Therapy

16. Dental Sealants

17. Nutrition, Diet, and Associated Oral Conditions

18. Sugar and Other Sweeteners

19. Health Education and Promotion Theories

20. Tobacco Cessation

21. Athletic Mouthguards

22. Technological Advances in Primary Dental Care


UNIT FOUR: Target Populations


23. Pregnancy and Infancy

24. Pediatrics

25. Adult Dental Care

26. Geriatrics

27. Medically Compromised Populations

28. Populations with Developmental Disabilities

Published by Pearson (June 7th 2013) - Copyright © 2014