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This new book presents up-to-date concepts in periodontal therapy by teaching dental hygienists procedures on how to perform a thorough periodontal assessment in an efficient manner. The text is organized into four major sections that present phases of therapy including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. A fifth section includes applications for the practice setting, as well as career development. Case studies and job placement information encourage readers to use critical thinking and problem solving skills based on practical experience.
-key words appearing at the beginning of each chapter permits reader to easily locate terms, definitions, and concepts
-case studies encourage discussion of concepts and theories
-contains information and tips on career development and job placement
-self-evaluation allows reader to review skills associated with certain phases of care
-comprehensive references focus on the last 5 years of periodontal literature