Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

Other | December 27, 2013

byDemetra D. Logothetis, Demetra D. Logothetis

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Writtenbya dental hygienistfordental hygienists,Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienisthelps you learn the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia. Coverage is tailored to fit the role and needs of the dental hygienist and promotes patient-centered care by integrating discussions of the Human Needs Paradigm with complete instructions for local anesthesia administration. Full-color photographs illustrate specific injection techniques, and colorful illustrations show dental anatomy. Written by experienced educator Demetra Logothetis, this reference presents material at the right level for dental hygienists and prepares you for success both on your licensure exam and in your career.

  • Nearly 450 high-quality imagesinclude full-color photographs showing injection techniques and illustrations of dental anatomy.
  • Supportive approachacknowledges not only the patient's fear of injection but also the fears of the inexperienced clinician.
  • A focus on the Human Needs Paradigmrelates dental hygiene care to the eight human needs.
  • Case studiesmake it easier to apply knowledge to real-life patient interactions and to develop problem-solving skills.
  • Technique/Procedureboxesprovide step-by-step instructions for performing specific procedures.
  • Dental Hygiene Considerationsboxesprovide tips and key points for optimal care.
  • Color-coded local anesthetic tableshelp in distinguishing among specific categories of agents and match the color codes of the American Dental Association (ADA).
  • Key termsbegin each chapter and are highlighted within the text; a glossary defines each term.
  • Learning objectivesbegin each chapter and set goals for what you will accomplish; they also help you study for examinations.
  • Review questionsat the end of each chapter provide the opportunity to assess your understanding, with answers posted on the companion Evolve website.
  • Summary tables and boxesoffer at-a-glance access to concepts, procedures, and techniques.
  • Expert author Demetra Logothetisis a dental hygiene educator with 15 years of experience teaching local anesthesia administration.
  • A companion Evolve websiteincludes a 300-question mock examination, technique exercises, glossary exercises, test-taking tips and strategies, competency skill sheets, content updates, and answers to the chapter review questions along with rationales and page-number references.

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Writtenbya dental hygienistfordental hygienists,Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienisthelps you learn the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia. Coverage is tailored to fit the role and needs of the dental hygienist and promotes patient-centered care by integrating discussions of the Human Needs Paradigm with complet...

Format:OtherDimensions:768 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 27, 2013Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323291333

ISBN - 13:9780323291330

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Table of Contents

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

Glossary

Index