Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist

Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist
6th Ed.
2024 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Jill S. Gehrig RDH, MA; Daniel E. Shin, DDS, MSD
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-26105-9
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-26111-0
Dental Hygiene, Dentistry


With a comprehensive and student-friendly format, Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, Sixth Edition equips dental hygiene students with modern, evidence-based coverage of periodontal anatomy, the periodontal disease process, and classification of periodontal disease. Using an easy-to-follow, detailed outline format, leading experts in the field provide readers with an accessible account of the complex subject of periodontics. Rich with engaging features and student resources, the Sixth Edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the hygienist's increasingly important role in periodontal therapy, while detailing how students can confidently apply what they have learned to clinical patient care.

Key Pedagogical Features of the Sixth Edition:

  • Module Overview and Outline - Each module begins with a concise overview of the module content, while the unique outline format provides the learner with an organizational framework with which to approach new material.
  • Learning Objectives and Key Terms - The Key Terms and Learning Objective sections assist students by calling out important terminology and key areas of content from each chapter.
  • Instructional Design - Each chapter is divided into sections to help the reader recognize major content areas. Chapters are written in an expanded outline format that makes it easy for students to identify, learn, and review key concepts.
  • Focus of Patients - These items allow readers to apply chapter content in the context of clinical practice. Each case provides opportunities for students to integrate their knowledge into their clinical work.
  • Patient Case Studies - Throughout Chapters 35 and 36 students are presented with 11 patient scenarios that give students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills and interpret information.

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