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Physical Evaluation in Dental Practice

ISBN: 978-0-8138-2131-3
252 pages
August 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Physical Evaluation in Dental Practice introduces the general concepts of physical evaluation, teaching essential skills and values in patient care and offering a quick reference to common problems of the head and neck. This practical clinical guide provides concise, illustrated synopses of the manifestation of common diseases and conditions in the mouth, head, and neck. Offering the practicing dentist a solid grounding in patient examination, evaluation, and diagnosis, Physical Evaluation in Dental Practice is an invaluable chair-side reference aimed at predoctoral dentists, dental hygiene students, practicing dentists, and hygienists.
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Table of Contents

1. The Diagnostic Process.

2. The Historical Profile.

3. Basic Procedures in Physical Examination.

4. Examination of the Head and Neck.

5. Examination of the Oral Cavity.

6. Radiographic Examination.

7. Laboratory Methods.

8. Consultations and Referrals.

9. Introduction to the Clinical Process

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Author Information

Géza Terézhalmy is Professor and Dean Emeritus in the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio . His specialist training is in oral medicine. He is a renowned researcher and educator, having published several successful textbooks and references.

Michaell A. Huber is an Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Oral Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Anne Cale Jones is a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • An integrated clinical guide to patient evaluation and diagnosis
  • Unique integrated approach tailored to the dental student
  • Offers guidance in these essential clinical skills
  • Highly illustrated with clinical photography profiling commonly encountered conditions
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