Explains the effects of a wide variety of medical and surgical conditions on patients seen in everyday dental practice. Addresses considerations in particular patient populations.
The book describes impacts on treatment planning and provides guidance on drug interactions.
Provides a sound evidence base for provision of information and advice on the main aspects of oral health.
Uses a simple scheme to indicate the strength of supporting scientific evidence in each instance
Based on a consensus of scientific opinion from a group of leading dental experts.
Taking its lead from the concept of delivering oral care using a
team approach, this book considers how the whole team can
contribute to providing the very best care and support to each and
every patient. In its practical approach to the subject, the book
identifies methods in which feedback from patients can best be
gathered and the ways in which it can be advantageously utilised.
A whole chapter is devoted to how complaints can be handled,
both to retain satisfied patients and also to drive up standards.
Drawing on the latest research, this book offers a
practical, jargon-free overview of the dentist-patient
relationship, with the aim of creating greater job
satisfaction for the dentist as well as the provision of
better dental care. The book reinforces that pragmatic
approach but adds the advantages of understanding and
applying practical psychological strategies to improve
and underpin it. The central theme of the book is that
dental health care is a two-person endeavour rather than
something that one person does to another.
The latest edition of this already firmly established title is an essential guide for all involved in the provision of oral health education and an ideal companion to the updated Delivering better oral health: an evidence-based toolkit for prevention which was published last year. This seventh edition of the book, which originally surfaced in 1976, has been updated to account for the ever-changing evidence base of the topic.
This book provides practical, clinical
techniques to help dentists identify
the aetiological factors responsible for
erosion, abrasion and attrition and offers
assistance in planning and delivering
appropriate patient care.