This text provides a comprehensive look at the dental hygiene process and encourages the use of critical thinking. Quality, individualized client care developed through assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation are emphasized.
Table of Contents
Dental Hygiene Functions. Components of the Dental Hygiene Process. Implications of the Dental Hygiene Process. Preprocess. Components of the Assessment Phase. Data Collection. Documentation. Developing the Dental Hygiene Diagnosis. Data Processing. Formulation of the Dental Hygiene Diagnosis. Clinical Considerations of Planning. Using the Epidemiological Approach to Planning. Behavioral Consideration of Planning. Using Theories to Beneficial Health Behaviors. Identifying Alternatives. Writing the Care Plan. Appointment Planning. Appendices.