Preparing for Dental Practice

Paperback | October 26, 2004

byTrevor Burke, Ruth Freeman

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This book prepares dental students and vocational dental practitioners for primary dental practice. It will also be helpful to general dental practitioners to enable them to undertake continuing professional development. The book provides a background to the holistic approach that dentistsneed to use when identifying treatment needs, and covers the integration of treatment and its planning, aspects of dental team building, practice selection and management matters. The first chapter examines issues in relation to career choices, the location of the practice together with the means by which access to dental care may be increased. Chapters 2 and 3 take the reader from outside to inside the dental practice to examine relationships within the practice. Thisincludes those with the patient as well as the dental team. The fourth chapter describes clinical excellence in primary dental care by examining clinical decision-making, the need for referral as well as the place of prevention and restorative philosophies in treatment of patients. The lastchapters examine the business of dental practice and suggest future pathways for the newly qualified dental practitioner.

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This book prepares dental students and vocational dental practitioners for primary dental practice. It will also be helpful to general dental practitioners to enable them to undertake continuing professional development. The book provides a background to the holistic approach that dentistsneed to use when identifying treatment needs, a...

F J Trevor Burke is a Professor of Primary Dental Care, University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, UK. Ruth Freeman is a Professor of Dental Public Health, Queen's University, Belfast, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.66 inPublished:October 26, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198508646

ISBN - 13:9780198508649

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Table of Contents

1. The first job2. Practice building - relationships around the patient3. Practice building - relationships within the practice4. Practice building - the need for excellence in treatment5. Essential business principles of dental practice6. The future