The Tool Kit for Dental Risk Management


Author: Roy C. Lilley,Paul Lambden
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857759709
Category: Medical
Page: 220
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Dentists and members of the dental practice team increasingly need to know how to deal with potential risks to patients, dentists, staff and premises; and how to manage risk with common sense procedures. This book shows the reader how. It addresses risk issues and helps dentists and dental professionals find the answers. It is a comprehensive guide including topics such as complaints, claims, consent, health and safety, dental records, radiology, treatment planning and finance management. The book can be read cover to cover, or referred to as needed for specific topics. Icons help guide the reader through the text, and exercises for individuals and team groups are also included.

Making Sense of Risk Management

A Workbook for Primary Care
Author: Roy Lilley,Paul Lambden,Sidhu Sambandan
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857757132
Category: Electronic books
Page: 221
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Chaperones -- Domiciliary Visiting -- Locums and Risk -- Managing Patient Expectations -- Risk and Finance -- Getting to Grips with Communication -- Information Technology and Risk Management -- Reviewing the Practice -- Health and Safety 1 -- Health and Safety 2 -- Employment Issues and Risk -- Risk and the Media -- Clinical Governance -- Annex - Stop Press! -- Index -- Back Cover

Vocational Training in General Dental Practice

A Handbook for Trainers
Author: Raj Rattan
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857752328
Category: Medical
Page: 230
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Vocational training is the preferred method for developing practical and other workplace dental skills. It is mandatory for all UK dental graduates under the guidance of the Committee on Vocational Training (CVT). This book is for all dentists who have an interest in vocational training, and is particularly useful for trainers, VDPs and VT advisers/regional advisors. This is a unique and comprehensive guide to training in practice. All aspects of training and teaching methods are included and practical advice given on topics such as communication and presentation skills, finance, barriers to training and assessment. The book also covers the latest developments in clinical governance and legal matters. Clear, straightforward and free of jargon, it will enable dental practitioners to become competent educators with ease.

Personal Development Plans for Dentists

The New Approach to Continuing Professional Development
Author: Amar Rughani,Chris Franklin,Stephen Dixon
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857759174
Category: Career development
Page: 224
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Healthcare has suffered from a series of scandals where trust and patient confidence has been questioned. This timely book examines recent case studies involving every aspect of healthcare provision including the Shipman and Alder Hey cases. It shows how positive lessons can be learnt from these experiences to improve health and healthcare. The contributors offer practical advice based on their extensive and broad experience on how to regain trust between patient and practitioner following these difficulties. They demonstrate how doctors and other healthcare professionals can introduce ways to reduce error and mistrust and describe how to work better with press the public and patients. It is essential reading for all healthcare professionals policy makers shapers and commentators and those representing patient groups. 'The context of this volume is clear - the Bristol paediatric cardiac surgery debacle the Alder Hey scandal around retention and use of dead children's organs without consent and the Harold Shipman murders largely of elderly women in their own homes by their own GP. No surprise then that a first analysis suggests a breakdown of trust. But what the various authors argue for in this volume is both a more careful commentary and a series of complex responses. Real change is gradual a response to a narrative rather than to a single shock to the system. Professional leadership cross-disciplinary working with patients and the public is what will rebuild trust trust based on honesty on listening and on a strong sense of shared values. But it is possible and desirable. The authors have hit on what is 'essentially the 'way through this'!' Julia Neuberger in the Foreword

Profitable Dental Practice

8 Strategies for Building a Practice that Everyone Loves to Visit
Author: Philip Newsome,Chris Barrow
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857759662
Category: Medical
Page: 178
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There are many ways to achieve success. However, organisations that are successful tend to share a number of common characteristics. This book looks at how these characteristics apply to the profession of dentistry and how they can be applied to create a successful dental practice.

McDonald and Avery Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent - E-Book


Author: Jeffrey A. Dean,David R. Avery,Ralph E. McDonald
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323079660
Category: Medical
Page: 720
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A leading text in pediatric dentistry, McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent provides expert, complete coverage of oral care for infants, children, and teenagers. All the latest diagnostic and treatment recommendations are included! Comprehensive discussions are provided on pediatric examination, development, morphology, eruption of the teeth, and dental caries. This edition helps you improve patient outcomes with up-to-date coverage of restorative materials, cosmetic tooth whitening, care of anxious patients, and sedation techniques for children. Complete, one-source coverage includes the best patient outcomes for all of the major pediatric treatments in prosthodontics, restorative dentistry, trauma management, occlusion, gingivitis and periodontal disease, and facial esthetics. A clinical focus includes topics such as such as radiographic techniques, dental materials, pit and fissure sealants, and management of cleft lip and palate. Practical discussions include practice management and how to deal with child abuse and neglect. Full-color photographs and illustrations accurately depict trauma, restorative, implants, and prosthetics. A new Pediatric Oral Surgery chapter discusses the latest developments in office-based pediatric oral surgery, along with head and neck infections and medical conditions in the pediatric patient. Emphasis is added to preventive care and to treatment of the medically compromised patient. An Evolve website includes case studies, an image library, links to ADEA, ADA, and CDC reports on pediatric dentistry, and other web links.

Primary Health Care in the Dental Office, An Issue of Dental Clinics - E-Book


Author: Ira B. Lamster
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455747548
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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This issue of Dental Clinics of North America points the dental profession in the direction of greater coordination with the health care system for chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, obesity, and by promoting smoking cessation and a healthy lifestyle.

Carranza's Clinical Periodontology - E-Book

Expert Consult: Online
Author: Michael G. Newman,Henry Takei,Perry R. Klokkevold,Fermin A. Carranza
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323227996
Category: Medical
Page: 904
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The most widely used periodontics text, Carranza's Clinical Periodontology provides both print and online access to basic procedures as well as the latest in advanced procedures and techniques in reconstructive, esthetic, and implant therapy. Not only does this book show how to do periodontal procedures, it describes how to best manage the outcomes and explains the evidence supporting each treatment. Written by leading experts Michael Newman, Henry Takei, Perry Klokkevold, and Fermin Carranza, along with a pool of international contributors, this edition also discusses the close connection between oral health and systemic disease. A new Expert Consult website includes the entire, fully searchable contents of the book, and takes learning to a whole new level with content updates, videos, a drug database, and much more. Comprehensive coverage describes all aspects of periodontics in a single volume, including periodontal pathology, the etiology of periodontal diseases, the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health, treatment of periodontal diseases, oral implantology, supportive treatment, and ethics, legal, and practical matters. Problem-solving, scenario-based learning opportunities use well-documented case reports to help you learn both basic and advanced procedures and techniques. 'Speed to competence' is enhanced with access to print, online, and mobile platforms. A unique approach combines evidence-based decision-making, science transfer, and classification/nomenclature throughout every chapter. A one-of-a-kind Genetic Factors and Periodontal Disease chapter examines the role of genetic factors in gum disease. In-depth information serves as an excellent foundation in preparing for the National Board Dental Exam. Coverage of the latest advances includes the emerging link between periodontal disease and systemic health. Full-color illustrations depict the newest developments in surgical technology. A new Multidisciplinary Approach to Dental and Periodontal Problems chapter discusses the importance of collaborative care in the practice of periodontics. Etiology of Periodontal Diseases (Part 4) provides a more comprehensive background in periodontal anatomy, physiology, and pathogenesis.

Dental Hygiene - E-Book

Theory and Practice
Author: Michele Leonardi Darby,Margaret Walsh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 143770445X
Category: Medical
Page: 1296
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Comprehensive and up to date, Dental Hygiene, 3rd Edition offers complete coverage of today’s dental hygiene skills and theories -- all based on the Human Needs Model for better hygienist/patient communication. With a strong focus on clinical application, each section closely follows the critical thinking and clinical assessment approach that a hygienist must use in the classroom, clinic, and practice. Clinical competencies at the beginning of each chapter provide a clear, quick overview of exactly what you need to know, and procedure boxes with detailed steps and rationales ensure that you understand the reasoning behind each step in the competencies. In addition, new chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection keep you up to date with today’s major areas of research. Each section takes you from conceptual foundations of dental hygiene through patient assessment, treatment, and evaluation. Scenario boxes challenge you to integrate complex information as you assess, diagnose, plan care, and evaluate the outcome of care. Client Education Issues and Legal, Ethical and Safety Issues boxes inform you of the latest information in these important areas. Critical Thinking exercises provide opportunities for independent thought and problem solving. Tables and boxes build upon and simplify information from the text, making study and review quick and easy. Evolve website contains free online resources, including weblinks, self-assessment quizzes, and professional development worksheets for student review. A reorganized section for Individuals with Special Needs includes chapters on Cleft Palate, Physical Abuse, Blood Diseases, and Mental Illness, all reflecting evidence-based research now available in these areas. New chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection -- hot topics in today’s dental sciences. New anesthesia guidelines keep you up to date with what's new in pain and anxiety control. Essential resources and websites are now included at the end of each chapter for easy reference. New illustrations provide a fresh, reader-friendly design. Self-assessment quizzes are available online, all case-based to follow the NBDH format. Free online access to the Legal and Ethical Decision Making chapter, including an 'asset center' to assist you with clinical skills.

Carranza's Clinical Periodontology


Author: Michael G. Newman,Henry Takei,Perry R. Klokkevold,Fermin A. Carranza
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455706388
Category: Medical
Page: 872
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The most widely used periodontics text, Carranza's Clinical Periodontology provides both print and online access to basic procedures as well as the latest in advanced procedures and techniques in reconstructive, esthetic, and implant therapy. Not only does this book show how to do periodontal procedures, it describes how to best manage the outcomes and explains the evidence supporting each treatment. Written by leading experts Michael Newman, Henry Takei, Perry Klokkevold, and Fermin Carranza, along with a pool of international contributors, this edition also discusses the close connection between oral health and systemic disease. A new Expert Consult website includes the entire, fully searchable contents of the book, and takes learning to a whole new level with content updates, videos, a drug database, and much more. Comprehensive coverage describes all aspects of periodontics in a single volume, including periodontal pathology, the etiology of periodontal diseases, the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health, treatment of periodontal diseases, oral implantology, supportive treatment, and ethics, legal, and practical matters. Problem-solving, scenario-based learning opportunities use well-documented case reports to help you learn both basic and advanced procedures and techniques. 'Speed to competence' is enhanced with access to print, online, and mobile platforms. A unique approach combines evidence-based decision-making, science transfer, and classification/nomenclature throughout every chapter. A one-of-a-kind Genetic Factors and Periodontal Disease chapter examines the role of genetic factors in gum disease. In-depth information serves as an excellent foundation in preparing for the National Board Dental Exam. Expert Consult website offers fast, reliable online access to advanced material, videos, an image collection, a drug database, interactive flash cards, multiple-choice test questions, interactive references, and Pathology Consult -- plus, the entire contents of the book are fully searchable. Find core information in the book; additional, advanced information is provided online. Consult your book from any computer, anywhere in the world, for the entire life of this edition. Keep current with regular updates of the latest periodontal news and information. Follow links from biographical citations to the corresponding MEDLINE abstracts. See a comprehensive library of pathology photos. Coverage of the latest advances includes the emerging link between periodontal disease and systemic health. Full-color illustrations depict the newest developments in surgical technology. A new Multidisciplinary Approach to Dental and Periodontal Problems chapter discusses the importance of collaborative care in the practice of periodontics. Etiology of Periodontal Diseases (Part 4) provides a more comprehensive background in periodontal anatomy, physiology, and pathogenesis.

Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient - E-Book


Author: James W. Little,Donald Falace,Craig Miller,Nelson L. Rhodus
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323088015
Category: Medical
Page: 736
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Learn how common medical conditions can affect the course of the dental treatment a patient receives. This updated, concise reference provides the information you need to provide appropriate dental care to any patient, regardless of existing medical conditions. Featuring vivid illustrations and well-organized tables in each chapter, this text gives you the in-depth details and the overall summaries you need to get to the root of your patients’ needs. Organization of medical conditions provides a brief overview of the basic disease process, epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, and currently accepted medical therapy of each disorder. This is followed by a detailed explanation and recommendations for specific dental management. Coverage of dosages, side effects, and drug interactions with medications used in dentistry, including those used during pregnancy. Chapters focusing on major health problems in the US and other nations include, ischemic hearth disease, smoking and tobacco use cessation, sleep-related breathing disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, diabetes mellitus, and psychiatric disorders. Dental management summary table summarizes important factors for consideration in the dental management of medically compromised patients. Appendix on the therapeutic management of common oral lesions provides a quick reference to the causative factors, clinical description, currently accepted therapeutic management, and patient education regarding common oral conditions. Appendix on alternative and complementary drugs looks at herbal remedies, specifically efficacy, adverse effects/reactions, medical problems, drug interactions, and dental implications. NEW! Chapter on drug and alcohol abuse discusses the effects of marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines/methamphetamine, and alcohol, along with considerations for both medical and dental management. NEW! 2009 AAOS statement on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Bacteremia in Patients with Joint Replacements provides recommendations to supplement practitioners in their clinical judgment regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with a joint prosthesis.

The Administrative Dental Assistant - E-Book


Author: Linda J Gaylor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323291198
Category: Medical
Page: 344
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Stay on top of the latest industry advancements, technology, and skill sets with The Administrative Dental Assistant, 3rd Edition. This comprehensive textbook delivers all the latest information and skill practice you need to succeed in the paperless era: technology, forms, and equipment in use today; up-to-date coding information; HIPAA and OSHA guidelines; functions of the dental business office; communication and critical thinking exercises; and in-depth instruction for completing common tasks such as scheduling, bookkeeping, electronic record regulations and insurance coding. A companion workbook and online tools offer interactive games, identification exercises, daily task simulations, and practice management software to supplement your text learning, polish your skills, and prime you for a successful career in the modern dental office.

Reference Manual


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Pedodontics
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Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp Expert Consult - E-Book


Author: Louis H. Berman,Kenneth M. Hargreaves,Steven R. Cohen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323079075
Category: Medical
Page: 992
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The definitive endodontics reference, Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp is known for its comprehensive coverage of leading-edge information, materials, and techniques. It examines all aspects of endodontic care, from preparing the clinician and patient for endodontic treatment to the role the endodontist can play in the treatment of traumatic injuries and to the procedures used in the treatment of pediatric and older patients. Not only does Hargreaves and Cohen’s 10th edition add five chapters on hot new topics, it also includes online access! As an Expert Consult title, Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp lets you search the entire contents of the book on your computer, and includes five online chapters not available in the printed text, plus videos, a searchable image collection, and more. For evidence-based endodontics research and treatment, this is your one-stop resource!

SD - Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry E-Book


Author: George A. Freedman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323088236
Category: Medical
Page: 832
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Covering both popular and advanced cosmetic procedures, Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry enhances your skills in the dental treatments leading to esthetically pleasing restorations. With over 1,600 full-color illustrations, this definitive reference discusses the importance of cariology and caries management, then covers essential topics such as ultraconservative dentistry, color and shade, adhesive techniques, anterior and posterior direct composites, and finishing and polishing. Popular esthetic treatment options are described in detail, including bleaching or tooth whitening, direct and porcelain veneers, and esthetic inlays and onlays. Coverage of advanced cosmetic procedures includes implants, perioesthethics, ortho-esthetics, and pediatric esthetics, providing a solid understanding of treatments that are less common but can impact patient outcomes. Developed by Dr. George A. Freedman, a renowned leader in the field, Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry also allows you to earn Continuing Education credits as you improve your knowledge and skills. Continuing Education credits are available, allowing you to earn one to two CE credits per chapter. Detailed coverage of popular esthetic procedures includes bleaching, direct and porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, posts and cores, porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations, zirconium crowns and bridges, and complete dentures. Coverage of advanced procedures includes implants, perioesthethics, ortho-esthetics, pediatric esthetics, and sleep-disordered breathing, providing a solid understanding of less-frequently encountered topics that impact the esthetic treatment plan and outcomes. Coverage of key esthetic dentistry topics and fundamental skills includes cariology and caries management, understanding dental materials, photography, understanding and manipulating of color and shade, adhesive techniques, anterior and posterior direct composites, and finishing and polishing. Over 1,600 full-color photos and illustrations help to clarify important concepts and techniques, and show treatments from beginning of the case to the final esthetic results. Well-known and respected lead author George A. Freedman is a recognized author, educator, and speaker, and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry. Expert contributors are leading educators and practicing clinicians, including names such as Irvin Smigel (the father of esthetic dentistry), Chuck N. Maragos (the father of contemporary diagnostics), Wayne Halstrom (a pioneer in the area of dental sleep medicine), David Clark (one of the pioneers of the microscope in restorative dentistry and founder the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry), Edward Lynch (elected the most influential person in UK Dentistry in 2010 by his peers), Joseph Massad (creator, producer, director, and moderator of two of the most popular teaching videos on the subject of removable prosthodontics), Simon McDonald (founder and CEO of Triodent Ltd, an international dental manufacturing and innovations company), and many more!

Sleep Medicine and Dentistry, An Issue of Dental Clinics - E-Book


Author: Ronald D. Attanasio,Dennis R. Bailey
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455743976
Category: Medical
Page: 960
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Sleep Medicine is a relatively new medical specialty that has demonstrated its clear relevance to the practice of many other specialties, and dentistry is no exception. This issue of Dental Clinics of North America includes articles that address aspects of sleep medicine most relevant to the dentist, such as bruxism, breathing disorders, and Insomnia.

Nutrition, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,


Author: Dottie Laflamme
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323311954
Category: Medical
Page: 185
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Nutrition, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,

Pediatric Primary Care - E-Book


Author: Catherine E. Burns,Ardys M. Dunn,Margaret A. Brady,Nancy Barber Starr,Catherine G. Blosser,Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455742171
Category: Medical
Page: 1288
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Covering the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, Pediatric Primary Care, 5th Edition emphasizes both prevention and management from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner. Written by an expert editor/contributor team, it provides in-depth, evidence-based guidance for assessing and managing health problems in children from infancy through adolescence. Other key topics include developmental theory, the health status of children today, issues of daily living, and cultural considerations. Four-part organization includes an introductory unit, plus units on child development, the health management of children, and diseases and disorders common to childhood. UNIQUE! Functional health patterns framework in Unit Three provides a lens for discussing health promotion through the various components of healthy living. UNIQUE! ICD framework in Unit Four addresses the classification used to code diseases in both hospital and outpatient settings. UNIQUE! Practice management chapter provides need-to-know information on managing a private healthcare practice, including issues of productivity, compliance with applicable laws, quality-of-care indicators, and successful business practices. UNIQUE! Environmental health chapter offers evidence-based content on the effects of environmental toxicants, such as tobacco smoke, heavy metals, and air pollutants. An 8-page color insert presents over 40 photos that visually demonstrate key assessment findings for ear, skin, and other conditions. NEW! Pediatric Pain Management chapter addresses the increased recognition of pain as the "fifth vital sign" with expanded coverage of acute and chronic pain management in children. Extensively revised and updated genetics chapter presents a new paradigm for addressing genetic considerations in clinical practice, including an introduction to epigenetics. Increased emphasis on health disparities explores the growing health disparities among children in the U.S and worldwide and provides strategies to help patients and parents gain accessibility to health care resources. NEW! Content on implementing a "medical home" explores the trend toward family-centered coordinated health care and fosters appropriate treatment for children with chronic disease. NEW! Updated coverage takes a more global approach, exploring the health status of children outside the U.S. Expanded imaging content offers valuable guidance on using various imaging modalities, including how to prepare the child for diagnostics.

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations


Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470443715
Category: Medical
Page: 672
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Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Student Edition This comprehensive textbook provides a complete introduction to risk management in health care. Risk Management Handbook, Student Edition, covers general risk management techniques; standards of health care risk management administration; federal, state and local laws; and methods for integrating patient safety and enterprise risk management into a comprehensive risk management program. The Student Edition is applicable to all health care settings including acute care hospital to hospice, and long term care. Written for students and those new to the topic, each chapter highlights key points and learning objectives, lists key terms, and offers questions for discussion. An instructor's supplement with cases and other material is also available. American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with more than 5,000 members representing health care, insurance, law, and other related professions. ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking, and interactions with leading health care organizations and government agencies. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, preserving financial resources, and maintaining safe working environments.

Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent


Author: Ralph E. McDonald,David R. Avery,Jeffrey A. Dean (D.D.S.)
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323024501
Category: Medical
Page: 769
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One of the most successful textbooks in pediatric dentistry, this expert resource provides superior, comprehensive coverage of oral care for infants, children, teenagers, and medically compromised individuals. Thoroughly revised material offers the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment recommendations based on current research, literature, and clinical experience. Now in its 8th edition, this classic text continues to offer in-depth coverage of all areas relevant to the contemporary science and practice of pediatric dentistry. Discussions of theories related to molecular biology of the eruption of teeth explain problems related to dental eruption and insight into future methods for their resolution. Incorporates the American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association guidelines for the most recent advances in treatment of cleft lip and palate. Follows academy-approved guidelines for the use of anesthetics in the treatment of the child patient as well as outpatient vs. in-patient procedures. Provides an overview of practice management including patient scheduling, insurance, and third party plans. Includes dentists' guide for documenting and reporting child abuse and neglect. Provides valuable information on cavity varnish, mercury toxicity, and glass ionomer cements. Provides indications for the use of implants to replace teeth (congenitally missing or lost as a result of trauma) in pediatric patients. An updated chapter on nutrition and health shows how food choices and patterns of eating initiated in childhood affect oral health and overall well-being at every stage of life. An increased emphasis on the genetic influence of root resorption associated with orthodontic treatment explores this hot topic. Coverage of new restorative materials examines their use in everyday clinical restorative practice. New coverage of tooth whitening for children and its indications responds to the growing popularity of cosmetic tooth whitening for people of all ages. An updated radiography chapter provides thorough information on digital radiography in children's dentistry. Increased emphasis on Early Childhood Caries and the Alternative Restorative Technique (ART) - a technique used to restore defective or carious teeth with minimal cavity preparation followed by placement of a fluoride-releasing material - reflects the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's position on ART. The chapter on anxiety control and pain/analgesics includes specific dosage recommendations for managing anxious or fearful patients. The updated pharmacologic management chapter includes the latest information on sedation techniques in children. The updated trauma chapter includes new splinting recommendations for root fractures and the new Titanium Trauma Splint, cross-referenced to the International Association of Dental Traumatology Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines, and categories for treatment of avulsed teeth. A new section on the dental management of patients with sickle cell anemia offers the most current information for treating children with disabilities as well as medically compromised patients. Revised illustrations help readers see techniques in a modern dental office setting.