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Risk Management in General Dental Practice

Risk Management in General Dental Practice

  • Author: Raj Rattan,John Tiernan
  • Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9781850970668
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 150
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Of relevance and interest to practitioners and students in all aspects of dentistry, this text provides a detailed understanding of the risks in general dental practice, together with a pragmatic yet robust approach to risk management in the provision of dental care.

Risk Assessment and Oral Diagnostics in Clinical Dentistry

Risk Assessment and Oral Diagnostics in Clinical Dentistry

  • Author: Dena J. Fischer,Nathaniel S. Treister,Andres Pinto
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118483278
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 240
  • View: 1377
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Many diseases can have an impact upon oral health and/or the safe delivery of dental care. Consequently, oral health care providers need to be comfortable with assessing the risk of providing dental care to their patients with systemic disease as well as the evaluation of oral conditions that may represent manifestations or consequences of systemic disease. Risk Assessment and Oral Diagnostics in Clinical Dentistry aims to enable the dental practitioner to comfortably and capably assess when medical conditions may impact dental care and diagnose oral conditions using routine testing modalities. This clinical guide contains succinct and detailed text with visual aids regarding how to obtain and perform diagnostic tests, how to interpret these tests, and the implications of tests results upon the management of medically complex dental patients and patients with oral conditions. Color photographs show conditions, testing equipment, and test results. An appendix highlights the ten most common oral medicine disorders encountered in dental practice.

Law and Risk Management in Dental Practice

Law and Risk Management in Dental Practice

  • Author: Burton R. Pollack
  • Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL)
  • ISBN: 9780867154160
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 284
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This book presents all the information practicing dentists need to know to protect themselves, their employees, and their practices in the US judicial system. The reader will learn the proper way to take medical and dental histories, keep patient records, and employ risk-management techniques. The text also provides helpful pointers regarding what to do (and what not to do) when sued and how to behave during depositions and while giving testimony in court. Also covered are topics such as contract law; informed consent and informed refusal; the difference between negligence, malpractice, and breach of contract; standards of care; and transfer of liability. Recommended reading for all dental practitioners.

Making Sense of Risk Management

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

Esthetic Dentistry

Esthetic Dentistry

A Clinical Approach to Techniques and Materials

  • Author: Kenneth W. Aschheim
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323225055
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 600
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Help your patients look better and improve their self-esteem with this complete, user-friendly guide to all of the latest esthetic dentistry procedures that are in high demand. Thoroughly updated by the most renowned leaders in the field, the new third edition of Esthetic Dentistry: A Clinical Approach to Techniques and Materials offers clearly highlighted techniques in step-by-step fashion, with unmistakable delineation of armamentarium, for the treatment of esthetic problems. Hundreds of clinical tips are included throughout the book to help alert you to potential problems, variations on techniques, and other treatment considerations. Plus, an invaluable troubleshooting guide covers the different types of esthetic problems (such as size, discoloration, and spacing issues), potential solutions, and references to chapters where the specific problem is discussed in detail. With this expert reference in hand, you will have all you need to master the latest esthetic procedures that your patients want! Troubleshooting guide at the beginning of the book features tabled information containing a quick snapshot of the problem, the solution, and where in the text it can be found. Hundreds of clinical tips throughout the book alert you to potential problems, variations on techniques, and other treatment considerations. Short narratives utilize a user-friendly format that works as a dependable reference, as well as a quick, at-a-glance guide. Part 2: Principles of Esthetics provides a detailed discussion of the fundamentals of esthetics and its relevancy to dentistry. Part 3: Esthetic Materials and Techniques assists you in selecting the correct materials for a specific clinical situation. Part 4: Esthetics and Other Clinical Applications offers an overview of how esthetics relates to other clinical specialties including, periodontics, orthodontics, implants, oral surgery, pediatrics, occlusion, laser surgery, oral photography, CAD/CAM technology, dermatological pharmaceuticals, and plastic surgery. NEW! Extensively revised content incorporates extensive updates within 95% of the chapters. NEW! Chapter on CAD/CAM technology addresses the advantages and disadvantages of CAD/CAM technology, and gives brief overviews of the most popular systems on the market. NEW! Chapter on occlusion looks at the fundamental concepts of occlusion, including: temporomandibular joints and surrounding structures; uniform tooth contacts; coupled anterior teeth; phonetics; occlusal vertical dimension; and more. NEW! Chapter on dermatological pharmaceuticals inspects the underlying processes that cause facial aging, as well as botulinum toxin, facial fillers, and combination treatment. NEW! Completely revised chapter on dental marketing addresses both external and internal marketing, the classic 4Ps concept, electronic marketing, how to build a marketing program, and more. NEW! Chapter on eating disorders reviews anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating or eating disorders not otherwise specified, along with the oral manifestations of eating disorders and considerations when approaching a patient presenting with suspected symptoms of an eating disorder. NEW! Chapter on domestic violence addresses what domestic violence is, the dental assessment, the legal issues surrounding domestic violence and the dentist, and how to best talk to the patient who might be a victim. Completely updated art program features over 1,300 full color illustrations and photographs with esthetically and clinically accurate renderings to give you a clear picture of the intended outcome in key areas such as bleaching, tooth coloring, implants, and more.

The Tool Kit for Dental Risk Management

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.

Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry

Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry

  • Author: Caroline Pankhurst,Wilson Coulter
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405176628
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 186
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This title offers practical information for all members of the dental team on the prevention and control of infection; with clear explanations of the key issues and concepts, an orientation of the evidence base and legal framework as well as step-by-step guidance on the safe running of a dental practice.

Treatment Planning in Dentistry - E-Book

Treatment Planning in Dentistry - E-Book

  • Author: Stephen J. Stefanac,Samuel P. Nesbit
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323078230
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 512
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This book provides essential knowledge for creating treatment plans for adult dental patients. Treatment planning strategies are presented to help with balancing the ideal with the practical, with emphasis placed on the central role of the patient — whose needs should drive the treatment planning process. The focus is on planning of treatment, not on the comprehensive details of every treatment modality in dentistry. CD-ROM bound into book presents five cases of varying difficulty with interactive exercises that allow users to plan treatment. What's the Evidence? boxes link clinical decision-making and treatment planning strategies to current research. In Clinical Practice boxes highlight specific clinical situations faced by the general dentist. Review Questions and Suggested Projects, located at the end of each chapter, summarize and reinforce important concepts presented in the book. Key Terms and Glossary highlights the terms that are most important to the reader. Suggested Readings lists included at the end of most chapters provide supplemental resources. Chapter on Treatment Planning for Smokers and Patients with Oral Cancer addresses the dentist's role in managing patients with oral cancer, recognizing oral cancer and differential diagnosis of oral lesions, planning treatment for patients undergoing cancer therapy, and smoking cessation strategies. Chapter on Treatment Planning for the Special Care/Special Needs Patient examines the role of the general dentist in the management of patients with a variety of conditions including physical handicaps, mental handicaps, head trauma, hemophilia, and patients' needs before, during, or after major surgery. Chapter on Treatment Planning for the Alcohol and Substance Abuser discusses the challenges of treating this patient population, as well as how to recognize the problem, delivery of care, scope of treatment, and behavioral/compliance issues. Expanded content on Ethical and Legal Issues in Treatment Planning reflects new accreditation guidelines. Dental Team Focus boxes highlight the relevance of chapter content to the dental team. Ethics Topics boxes emphasize the ethical topics found within each chapter. International Tooth Numbering is listed alongside the U.S. tooth numbers in examples and illustrations.

Jong's Community Dental Health - E-Book

Jong's Community Dental Health - E-Book

  • Author: George Gluck,Warren M. Morganstein
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 032305840X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 528
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This essential resource gives the reader a practical overview of the expanding and evolving role of the dental professional in the health care community. Coverage includes globalism, diversity, the impact of technology on public health and community dentistry, and information on Hepatitis C and water fluoridation.

Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry

Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry

  • Author: Crispian Scully
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702059633
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 768
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This text offers an authoritative account of general medical and surgical conditions as they apply to the practice of dentistry and oral healthcare. Now established as the standard reference on the subject, Medical Problems in Dentistry is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners needing to keep up-to-date with their knowledge. Detailed coverage outlines the complete relevance of systemic diseases and their treatment to dentistry – essential knowledge for the whole dental team User-friendly format allows ease of access to information whether for exam revision purposes or for a specific issue confronting staff in a busy clinical environment Clearly written with excellent use of illustrations, the book is an essential, easy to use, reliable source of information Text completely updated and re-organised to increase focus on the more dentally-relevant aspects of medicine and subject areas that have undergone recent change Entries more fully alphabetized to improve access to information Accompanying ‘key points boxes’ highlight the most crucial aspects of specific medical conditions Content peer-reviewed by a specialist Advisory Board to ensure accuracy of information and the inclusion of the latest advances Additional coverage of autoinflammatory disorders, biological response modifiers, craniofacial transplantation, drug reactions, drug-resistant microbial infections, osteonecrosis, and immune reconstitution syndrome Completely new entries such as alternative and complementary medicine, health promotion, men’s issues and occupational health New national and international guidelines, selected recent references and up-to-date websites

Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team5

Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team5

Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team

  • Author: Chris H. Miller,Charles John Palenik
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323082572
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 336
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Emphasizing patient safety and infection prevention in the dental office, Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 5th Edition, covers everything from basic concepts in microbiology to protocols for clinical asepsis. Clear, step-by-step instructions make it easy for you to perform safety procedures and use the supplies and equipment needed to prevent the spread of infectious disease. New to this edition are full-color photographs and four new chapters on emerging topics. Written by oral biology and infection control expert Chris Miller, this resource is a must read for every member of the dental team. Comprehensive coverage follows dental assisting and dental hygiene curricula requirements for infection control, ensuring that you learn essential principles and procedures for clinical competence. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures are provided for skills that dental team members must master, each presented with a goal, materials, chronological steps, and rationales for the performance of each step. Key terms begin each chapter and are highlighted within text discussions and defined in a back-of-book glossary. Summary tables and boxes make study easier by highlighting key concepts and procedures. Review questions ensure your comprehension of the material with 5 to 20 multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter. Practical appendices offer easy access to the most significant regulatory agency rules and recommendations for infection control. Student resources on the Evolve companion website include practice exercises plus review questions and quizzes. NEW! Full-color photographs show the latest equipment, supplies, and procedures and accurately depict concepts in microbiology and the nature of infectious disease. Four NEW chapters cover changing and emerging topics and trends in infection control, including Hand Hygiene, Preventing Sharps Injuries, General Office Asepsis, and Cross-contamination Between Work and Home. NEW! Case scenarios on the Evolve companion website examine an infection control incident along with its potential consequences, possible preventive measures, and related recommendations and regulations. UPDATED content includes new areas such as technology involving surface and equipment asepsis, dental water unit air quality, and green infection control.

Clinical Risk Management

Clinical Risk Management

An introductory text for mental health professionals

  • Author: Tom Flewett
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0729579344
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 238
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An essential primer for mental health professionals, written with an emphasis on patient care Straightforward and accessible, Clinical Risk Management: An introductory text for mental health clinicians is an essential resource for anyone working in the mental health field in Australia. The book aims to alleviate anxiety in mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, counsellors and mental health care workers, and is written with an emphasis on patient care. Clinical Risk Management spans an extensive range of topics integral to the work of mental health professionals. These topics include an introduction to the concept of risk, an analysis of where risk sits within a mental health setting and an in-depth exploration of the most common mental health risks, including suicide, violence and self-harm. This important medical textbook highlights some more complicated components of clinical risk management; namely psychodynamic principles and boundary issues, managing adverse outcomes and using standardised tools. Existing literature on clinical risk management in the mental health arena is largely limited to journal articles, making Clinical Risk Management: An introductory text for mental health clinicians a necessary and unique health resource. • addresses problems prevalent in psychiatry • looks at the increase in substance abuse in Australian society and the consequences for mental health professionals • offers easy-to-read boxed tips, examples and learning points • is logically structured in four parts, with an overview, clinical skills, types of risk and advanced skills

Dental Radiography - E-Book

Dental Radiography - E-Book

Principles and Techniques

  • Author: Joen Iannucci,Laura Jansen Howerton
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323291295
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 488
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Providing essential coverage of dental radiography principles and complete technical instruction, Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques, 4th Edition, is your key to the safe, effective use of radiation in the dental office. The first ever full-color dental radiography resource, this combination of a textbook and a training manual guides you step-by-step through common procedures, with accompanying illustrations, case studies, and interactive exercises to help you apply what you've learned to practice. A concise, straightforward writing style makes complex concepts more accessible and helps you easily identify the most important information. Step-by-step procedures combine clear instructions with anatomical drawings, positioning photos, and corresponding radiographs to help you confidently and accurately perform specific techniques, thus minimizing radiation exposure to the patient. Helpful Hints detail common problems you may encounter in practice and provide a checklist to guide you through the do's and don'ts of imaging procedures. Quiz Questions at the end of each chapter assess your understanding of important content. Key terms, learning objectives, and chapter summaries highlight essential information to help you study more efficiently. Interactive exercises, terminology games, and case studies modeled on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) on Evolve reinforce your understanding and help you prepare for examinations. New chapter on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) familiarizes you with emerging practices in dental radiography. Updated chapter discussions and new radiographs keep you up to date on the latest information in digital imaging. UNIQUE! Full-color design and new illustrations and photographs clarify difficult concepts and help you master proper positioning techniques. UNIQUE! A comprehensive appendix provides quick, easy access to all mathematical formulas used in dental radiography.

Dental Implants - E-Book

Dental Implants - E-Book

The Art and Science

  • Author: Charles A. Babbush,Jack A. Hahn,Jack T. Krauser,Joel L. Rosenlicht
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1437726771
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 544
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For coverage of cutting-edge techniques and procedures, Dental Implants: The Art and Science is your "go to" reference! This edition includes 20 new chapters and coverage of the latest advances and research from leading dental implant experts. Topics range from the business of dental implants and risk management to new treatment techniques such as Teeth In A Day® and Teeth In An HourTM, the All-on-4 concept, Piezoelectric bone surgery, the new NobelActiveTM implant, the use of dental implants in children, and more. Over 1,100 full-color clinical photographs and illustrations bring concepts to life and provide step-by-step visuals for surgical and prosthetic techniques. If you’re looking for a comprehensive, up-to-date resource you can trust, Dental Implants is the book you need! Over 1,100 full-color clinical photographs and line drawings help to clarify important concepts and provide step-by-step guidance for specific techniques. All aspects of both business and patient care are covered, including risk management, patient selection and master planning, radiographic evaluation, surgical techniques, postoperative care, maintenance, and dental hygiene. Highly-regarded lead author Charles A. Babbush, DDS, MScD, is one of the leading dental implant surgeons in the world and a highly regarded educator, speaker, and author. Expert contributors from all over the world describe the latest advances in implantology and represent the forefront of research.

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry - E-Book

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!

Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice

Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Jane Bonehill
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444390315
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 280
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The main purpose of this book is to provide clear, straightforward information about the key requirements relating to health and safety in dental practices, with a practical and user-friendly approach to help manage these issues on a day-to-day basis. It assists practice managers, dentists, dental nurses and other team members in making health and safety 'second nature' by integrating it into their usual routine - thereby preventing accidents, addressing unacceptable working practices, and maintaining professional standards in order to ensure, so far as is reasonable, the protection of employees and patients. The book offers comprehensive coverage of all major topics, from the handling of hazardous substances to the management of medical emergencies. Each chapter includes: A tab for ease of reference A bulleted list outlining the scope of the chapter A list of figures An introduction to the subject and its relevance to the dental practice A list of key legislation relating to the subject The subject content broken down into sub-headings A summary to help reflection and recollection An action check list to measure against existing working practices frequently asked questions to assist in practical application Each topic is covered with specific reference to dental practice needs, with all the necessary detail but no excessive technicality. Ultimately, this book shows how a healthy and safe workplace is eminently achievable.

Pediatric Dentistry - E-Book

Pediatric Dentistry - E-Book

Infancy through Adolescence

  • Author: Paul S. Casamassimo,Henry W. Fields,Dennis J. McTigue,Arthur Nowak
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323290973
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 648
  • View: 2044
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Now in full color, this text uses a unique age-specific organization to discuss all aspects of pediatric dentistry from infancy through adolescence. Each age-specific section covers the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social changes that children experience, as well as the epidemiology of dental disease at that age. Other chapters explore the examination, treatment planning, radiographic concerns, prevention, trauma, restorative dentistry, pulp therapy, orthodontics, and behavior management of each age range. Unique organization begins with an introduction to the basic information and topics pertinent to children of all ages, then divides up the rest of the text by age group to cover the specific changes the child experiences physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. In most cases, particular dental issues are discussed only once, at the point in a child’s development at which they are most appropriate. Section on children from conception to age three covers conditions such as cleft palate, disturbances in calcification, unusual numbers of teeth, oral habits, caries, and the development of malocclusions that start during these years. Chapter on aesthetic restorative dentistry for the adolescent looks at material selection, tooth color and form, diastemas, discolored teeth, bleaching and more. Chapter on sport dentistry and mouth protection covers how to evaluate child/adolescent athletes, the different types of mouth protection available, and professional activities in sports dentistry. Chapter on the diagnosis of oral lesions and developmental anomalies uses tables and extensive illustrations to depict developmental anomalies, white soft tissue lesions and enlargements, dark soft tissue lesions, ulcerative lesions, radiolucent lesions of bone, mixed radiolucent and radiopaque lesions of bone. NEW! Full-color design creates an immediate visual impact and better illustrates concepts and dental conditions.

Risk Management in Orthodontics

Risk Management in Orthodontics

Experts' Guide to Malpractice

  • Author: Thomas M. Graber,Theodore Eliades,Athanasios E. Athanasiou
  • Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 238
  • View: 2379
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Reviews current knowledge on the association between orthodontic treatment procedures and materials and several adverse tissue or system reactions. Also extensively explores risk management. Summarizes various cases tried in the past and tells the dos and don'ts of treating patients.

Professional Responsibility in Dentistry

Professional Responsibility in Dentistry

A Practical Guide to Law and Ethics

  • Author: Joseph P. Graskemper
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470960205
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 608
  • View: 2396
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Professional Responsibility in Dentistry: A Practical Guide to Law and Ethics integrates dental law, risk management, professionalism, and ethics, as all are interrelated in everyday practice. Beyond theory, the fact-based approach of this book shows examples of various situations the dentist may face. Dr. Graskemper addresses a range of topics, from legal concepts and regulation of dentistry to professionalism and ethics. He points out specific issues in the practice of dentistry, particularly those that confront new dentists and dentists with new practices. True Cases throughout the book walk readers through real-world examples of complex situations and discuss the proper way to handle them with attention to the legal, ethical, and practice management ramifications. These include patient charting, professional criticisms, child neglect, associateships, patient refunds, and more.