Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist

Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist
13th Ed.
2021 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Charlotte J. Wyche, RDH, MS; Jane F. Halaris, ASDH, MA; Linda D. Boyd, RDH, RD, EdD; Lisa F. Mallonee, MPH, RDH, RD, LD
ISBN-10: 1-4963-9627-8 / ISBN-13: 978-1-4963-9627-3
eISBN-10: 1-284-20691-2 / eISBN-13: 978-1-284-20691-3
Dental Hygiene, Dentistry


Staying true to Esther Wilkins’ pioneering vision that made her best-selling 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 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, used in almost every dental hygiene education program in the country, has been meticulously updated by previous co-authors, Linda Boyd and Charlotte Wyche, and new co-author Lisa Mallonee to even better meet the needs of today’s students and faculty, while reflecting the current state of practice in dental hygiene. Maintaining the hallmark outline format, the Thirteenth Edition continues to offer the breadth and depth necessary not only for foundation courses but for use throughout the entire dental hygiene curriculum.

Features and Benefits:

  • • Includes updated evidence-based content, such as new periodontal classifications
  • • Chapters in the section on patients with special needs have been reorganized by life cycle and then by conditions associated with body systems
  • • A new chapter on the patient with autoimmune disease has been added, addressing a rapidly emerging area in the medically complex patient
  • • Maintains the hallmark feature of an outline format narrative for ease of study and reference, and comprehension of key concepts
  • • Provides updated clinically relevant color photos and real-world examples to help students connect what they are 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

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