Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

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Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist
Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist
By Demetra D. Logothetis, RDH, MS
Jun 13, 2011 ISBN: 9780323073714
Suggested retail price $80.95

Also available as a eBook
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Written by a dental hygienist for dental hygienists, this text helps students learn the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia. Coverage promotes patient-centered care by integrating discussions of the Human Needs Paradigm with complete instructions for clinical procedures. Full-color photographs illustrate specific injection techniques, and colorful illustrations show dental anatomy. Presenting material at just the right level for dental hygienists, this text prepares students for success on their licensure exams and in their careers.

  • Nearly 450 high-quality images include full-color photographs showing injection techniques and illustrations of dental anatomy.
  • Supportive approach acknowledges not only the patient's fear of injection but also the fears of the inexperienced clinician.
  • A focus on the Human Needs Paradigm relates dental hygiene care to the eight human needs.
  • Case studies make it easier to apply knowledge to real-life patient interactions and to develop problem-solving skills.
  • Technique/Procedure boxes provide step-by-step instructions for performing specific procedures.
  • Dental Hygiene Considerations boxes provide tips and key points for optimal care.
  • Color-coded local anesthetic tables help in distinguishing among specific categories of agents and match the color codes of the American Dental Association (ADA).
  • Key terms begin each chapter and are highlighted within the text; a glossary defines each term.
  • Learning objectives begin each chapter and set goals for what students will accomplish; they also help in studying for examinations.
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter provide students the opportunity to assess their understanding, with answers posted on the companion Evolve website.
  • Summary tables and boxes offer at-a-glance access to concepts, procedures, and techniques.
  • Expert author Demetra Logothetis is a dental hygiene educator with 15 years of experience teaching local anesthesia administration.
  • Educator Resources on Evolve

    • Test bank 
      • 500 objective-style questions with answers
      • Rationales
      • Page-number references
    • Teaching tips
    • PowerPoint® lecture slides
    • Downloadable collection of all the images from the book

    Student Resources on Evolve

    • 300-question mock examination
    • Technique exercises
    • Glossary exercises
    • Test-taking tips and strategies
    • Competency skill sheets
    • Content updates
    • Answers to the chapter review questions 
    • Rationales
    • Page-number references
    Other ISBNs:

    • Title:Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)
      ISBN: 9780323095471 Price:$80.95

    • Title:Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource
      ISBN: 9780323073691 Price:$80.95

    • Title:Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist - Pageburst E-Book on Kno
      ISBN: 9780323260817 Price:$80.95

    Section I: Introduction to Pain Control

    Chapter 1. Local Anesthesia in Dental Hygiene Practice: An Introduction

    Chapter 2. Neurophysiology

    Section II: Local and Topical Anesthetic Agents

    Chapter 3. Pharmacology of Local Anesthetic Agents

    Chapter 4. Pharmacology of Vasoconstrictors

    Chapter 5. Local Anesthetic Agents

    Appendix 5-1: Summary of Amide Local Anesthetic Agents and Vasoconstrictors

    Chapter 6. Topical Anesthetic Agents

    Section III: Patient Assessment

    Chapter 7. Preanesthetic Assessment

    Appendix 7-1: Medical History Form

    Appendix 7-2: Prophylatic Antibiotic Summary

    Chapter 8. Determining Drug Doses

    Appendix 8-1: Summary of Local Anesthetic Agents and Vasoconstrictors

    Section IV: Local Anesthetic Techniques for the Dental Hygienist

    Chapter 9. Armamentarium/Syringe Preparation

    Chapter 10. Anatomical Consideration for the Administration of Local Anesthetics

    Chapter 11. Basic Injection Techniques

    Appendix 11-1: Do's and DonÕts of Handling Sharps

    Chapter 12. Maxillary Nerve Anesthesia

    Appendix 12-1: Summary of Maxillary Injections

    Chapter 13. Mandibular Nerve Anesthesia

    Appendix 13-1: Summary of Mandibular Injections

    Section V: Complications, Legal Considerations, Risk Management

    Chapter 14. Local Anesthetic Complications

    Chapter 15. Legal Considerations and Risk Management