Concepts in Dental Public Health by Jill MasonWritten specifically for dental hygienists, this comprehensive textbook covers concepts, issues, techniques, and methods related to dental public health. It focuses on the assessment of factors that affect oral health of populations and the development of policy in response to a population's needs. It also provides information regarding the active promotion of oral health maintenance. This text is unique in that it applies the Dental Hygiene Process of Care - a globally accepted, foundational concept in clinical care for dental hygienists - to the subject of dental public health, lending it greater relevance and familiarity to dental hygiene students. In addition, the text is based on the American Association of Dental Educators' Competencies for Dental Hygienists. A chapter on National Board Preparation, including Board-style review questions, prepares students for the national exam. Review questions and learning activities are also incorporated into each chapter.
Understanding Research Methods by Mildred L. PattenA perennial best-seller since 1997, this updated text provides a detailed overview of all the important concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. The numerous examples and large number of exercises help students master the material. Divided into short sections, this text makes it easy for you to give customized assignments. New to this edition: Five new sections on in-text citations and reference lists have been added. Numerous changes have been made for consistency with the new edition of the APA and ASA manuals, and new examples have been added.