Essential Dental Public Health

Paperback | June 19, 2013

byBlanaid Daly, Paul Batchelor, Elizabeth Treasure

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Public health is a key concern of modern dental practitioners as they continue to play a vital role in the health of populations across the world. The second edition of Essential Dental Public Health identifies the links between clinical practice and public health with a strong emphasis onevidence-based medicine. Fully revised and updated for a second edition, this textbook is split into four parts covering all the need-to-know aspects of the subject: the principles of dental public health, oral epidemiology, prevention and oral health promotion, and the governance and organization of health services.Essential Dental Public Health is an ideal introduction to the field for dentistry undergraduates, as well as being a helpful reference for postgraduates and practitioners.

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Public health is a key concern of modern dental practitioners as they continue to play a vital role in the health of populations across the world. The second edition of Essential Dental Public Health identifies the links between clinical practice and public health with a strong emphasis onevidence-based medicine. Fully revised and upd...

Dr Blanaid is Senior Clinical Lecturer and Academic Lead in Special Care Dentistry, Specialist in Special Care Dentistry and Specialist in Dental Public Health at the King's College London Dental Institute. Dr Paul Batchelor is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health at University College London and National Research Facil...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:June 19, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199679371

ISBN - 13:9780199679379

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Principles of Dental Public Health1. Introduction to the principles of public health2. Determinants of health3. Definitions of health4. Public health approaches to preventionPart 2: Oral Epidemiology5. Overview of epidemiology6. Trends in oral health7. Evidence-based practicePart 3: Prevention and oral health promotion8. Principles of oral health promotion9. Overview of behaviour change10. Oral health education in dental practice settings11. Sugars and caries prevention12. Fluoride and fissure sealants13. Prevention of periodontal disease14. Oral cancer prevention15. Public health approaches to the prevention of traumatic dental injuries16. Prevention for vulnerable groups and populationsPart 4: Health services17. Overview of health care systems18. The structure of the NHS in the UK19. The structure of dental services in the UK20. The European Union and dentistry21. Planning dental services22. Health economics23. Problems with health services

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"Essential Dental Public Health sets out to introduce dental students to the discipline. It is a cracking little book and will be invaluable not only for undergraduates but also for professions complimentary to dentistry learning about dental public health. It will also be an excellentprimer for Masters students in the discipline who need to gain an overview before they embark on more detailed reading... This book invaluably fills a niche in the library. It will become a standard text for Dental Public Health in dental schools and would also be a very useful read for anybodywith an interest in the discipline." --Open Wide - 2003