dental public health


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den·tal pub·lic health

(den'tăl pŭb'lik helth)
The science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.

den·tal pub·lic health

(den'tăl pŭb'lik helth)
Preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.
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Dental public health is further defined as the "science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts M-BM-^E [it] serves the community as the patient rather than the individual." Nathe goes on to compare private practice and public health practice for dental hygienists, and to outline roles that dental hygienists may play in dental public health.
This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, easily read resource book that facilitates an understanding of dental public health principles for both the non-dental health care providers and dental hygiene students.
The information provided on various career opportunities could be valuable in assisting any dental hygienist in choosing a career path related to dental public health.
The chapters are divided into four units, with the first unit acting as an introduction to dental public health that includes the historical development of the dental hygiene profession (very interesting) and reminds readers that "dental hygiene is the only health care profession that is truly focused on preventive health care as its foundation." There is information on dental care delivery in the United States and in other countries, and also a discussion of the legislative issues that affect dental hygiene practice around the world.
Barker, RDH, MA, is associate professor in the Department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science; Karen B.
Stuart Boulton, director of dental public health for Coventry, said: "By improving people's calorific intake and the nutritional value of their food they should be healthier.
Sections III and IV address the distribution of dental disease and prevention, research in dental public health, epidemiology, effective community prevention programs, planning and evaluation of programs, biostatistics, and analysis of dental literature.
WHAT's the director of dental public health got to do with a new cookery competition?
Dental hygiene students in the dental public health course sequence must apply the skills learned in classes to issues associated with community assessment, program planning, implementation, and evaluation while completing their extramural clinical rotations.
The discount scheme has the full backing of Stuart Boulton, director of dental public health for Coventry.
Stuart Boulton, director of dental public health for Coventry, said: "There is going to be a problem if students want to hit high earnings early in their career rather than wait and work their way up a structured salary ladder.