Wilkins’ Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist

Linda Boyd, Charlotte Wyche, Lisa Mallonee

Staying true to Esther Wilkins’ pioneering vision that made her seminal text the “Bible” for dental hygienists, Wilkins’ Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, Thirteenth Edition progresses through crucial topics in dental hygiene in a straightforward, outline format to ensure students develop the knowledge and skills they need for successful, evidence-based practice in today’s rapidly changing oral health care environment.

This cornerstone text in almost every dental hygiene education program in the country has been meticulously updated by Linda Boyd and Charlotte Wyche (both previous co-authors) and new co-author Lisa Mallonee to even better meet the needs of students and faculty today, while reflecting the current state of practice in dental hygiene. Now featuring a brand-new chapter, expanded information related to diagnosis, and streamlined content, the thirteenth edition continues to offer the breadth and depth necessary to make it an ideal resource, not only for the foundational course, but also for the entire dental hygiene curriculum.

HALLMARK! A detailed outline format makes information easier to locate and is ideal for students preparing for Licensure Board examinations
NEW!An all-new chapter on The Patient with an Autoimmune Disease reflects its importance to practice
Updated evidence-based content including new periodontal classifications
Updated clinically relevant color photos and real-world examples help students connect what they’re learning to practice
Step-by-step instructions cover all aspects of dental hygiene from radiologic diagnosis and technique to treating patients with special needs and medical/dental areas of concern, such as infectious diseases, allergic reactions, blood disorders, and medications
Enhance Your Understanding boxes identify all print and digital resources available by chapter, including the hands-on Workbook, online learning tools on thePoint, and PrepU adaptive quizzing
Everyday Ethics boxes give students an opportunity to explore the types of clinical problems they are likely to encounter in real-life practice
Teach the Patient boxes cover topics of interest when teaching patients, family members, and the community self-care and responsibility for oral health
In-depth coverage of Documentation includes example documentation notes written in the SOAP notes format
In-text learning aids include chapter-opening Outlines and Learning Objectives that provide a road map to information that must be mastered
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