Achieving Professional Excellence and Career Satisfaction in the Dental Hygiene Profession Volume II: Patient Care

by Christine A. Hovliaras



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/28/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 392
ISBN : 9781477208809
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 393
ISBN : 9781477208816

About the Book

Volume II: Patient Care of SAVVY SUCCESS includes Chapters 17 - 34 that focus on elements and competencies of providing patient care, assessment and diagnosis; review of pharmacologic medications; identifying the key oral pathology conditions that occur intraorally/extraorally; oral cancer detection, prevention and treatment; dental caries/minimally invasive dentistry; infection control practices; instrumentation; ultrasonic periodontal therapy; laser therapy in practice; usage of oral hygiene and preventive therapy; mouthrinse usage to maintain oral health; use of anesthesia in dental hygiene practice; nutritional counseling and education with patients; the dental hygienist’s role in esthetic dentistry; pediatric concerns for the dental hygienist; and working with patients who have developmental disabilities. It is clinical and scientific evidence-based information that can be educational for both the student and practicing seasoned dental hygiene professionals.

Glossary of Terms, Index and Appendix In each of the 3 textbooks, Volume I-III of SAVVY SUCCESS includes a Glossary of Terms which defines key terms utilized in the chapters included in each textbook that students, faculty members and practicing dental hygienists can review to define these key words. An index is also included in the three volumes.

About the Author

Christine A. Hovliaras, RDH, BS, MBA, CDE, President, Professional Savvy, LLC, an oral care consulting, professional marketing and continuing education company located in New Jersey. Christine is a dental hygiene professional with over 28 years of experience in clinical, educational and research experience in both academia and industry. Her expertise in industry includes dental clinical research, sales training, professional sales and professional marketing and relations at the Warner-Lambert Company from 1989-2001. She was Editor-in-Chief of ADHA’s Access Magazine from 2005-2008 and Editor Emeritus during 2009-2010. She is a consultant, national and international speaker, professional writer and voiceover artist in the medical and scientific professions. Through Professional Savvy, LLC, Christine provides professional business marketing services and strategies to oral care companies, professional associations, and dental/specialty practices, speaking presentations at national and global professional meetings and career planning and business development opportunities for dental professionals. Christine has written numerous articles in dental peer-reviewed journals and professional dental hygiene magazines. Christine is a member of many professional dental hygiene and dental organizations. Christine also works part-time as a registered dental hygienist in New Jersey. She received the VIP Division 2011/2012 Professional Woman of the Year for Outstanding Leadership and Commitment with in the Dental Profession from the National Association of Professional Women, the 2009 New Jersey Dental Hygienists’ Association Carol King Award, 2008 Certification as a Dental Editor, 2006 Sigma Phi Alpha Honorary member, a 2005 Recipient of the Pfizer/ADHA Award of Excellence in Dental Hygiene and is a recipient of the Who’s Who in Business and Professional Executives in 2004.