Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist

Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist
14th Ed.
2023 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Lisa F. Mallonee, MPH, RDH, RD, LD; Linda D. Boyd, RDH, RD, EdD
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-25599-7
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-26423-4
Dental Hygiene, Allied Health, Dentistry


Wilkins' Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, Fourteenth 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 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 Fourteenth Edition continues to offer the breadth and depth of coverage necessary not only for foundation courses but for use throughout the entire dental hygiene curriculum.

Key Features and Updates of the Fourteenth Edition:

  • • Chapters have been extensively updated with the best available evidence, edited, and reorganized to minimize redundancy.
  • • New content areas include new sections on the airborne transmission of disease (including coronavirus), new information on respiratory protection, new data on infection control related to aerosol-generating procedures, updates related to silver diamine fluoride (SDF), and much more!
  • • A step-by-step format of instruction, that covers all aspects of dental hygiene from radiologic diagnosis and technique to treating patients with special needs and dental/medical areas of concern, such as infectious disease, allergic reactions, blood disorders, and medications.

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