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Advanced Dental Nursing, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-9267-5
432 pages
June 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Advanced Dental Nursing is a must have companion for every dental nurse for the post-certification courses in oral health education, special care, sedation and orthodontics. It also now contains a brand new section introducing material for the new post-certification course in dental implant nursing.

The book also provides useful information on career development pathways and CPD, as well as aspects of clinical governance and research in primary care.

This second edition has been fully revised and updated in light of recent and significant changes in the dental nursing profession – namely the NHS contract, compulsory registration and continuing professional development.

The structure is user friendly to allow for it to be read from cover to cover or dipped into as required. An essential read for dental nurses pursuing post-certification courses.

  • Includes recommended tasks
  • Features expert contributions from dentists and dental nurses
  • Illustrated throughout
  • Offers practical advice
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Table of Contents

Author Profiles.



1 Career Development Pathways.


Governing bodies and professional associations.

Continuing professional development (CPD).

Further activities and resources for CPD.

Career opportunities.

Interprofessional development.

Teaching and training.

References and further reading.

2 Oral Health Education.

Promoting oral health.

Care of appliances and advanced restorations.

Dental public health.

Planning and setting up a preventive dental unit.

Planning and preparing an exhibition or display.

References and further reading.

3 Special Care Dentistry.


Legislative framework.

Working principles.

A practical approach.

Learning disability.

Physical impairment.

Cardiovascular system.

Cancer of the head and neck region.

Respiratory disorders.

Endocrine disorders.

Gastrointestinal and related disorders.

Neurological and psychiatric disorders.

References and further reading.

4 Sedation.

Management of anxiety.

Patient assessment.

Applied physiology and anatomy.



Sedation techniques: practical considerations.

Medical emergencies.

Medico-legal issues.

References and further reading.

5 Orthodontic Dental Nursing.

Anatomical structures relevant to orthodontics.

Biology of tooth movement.

Classification of occlusion and malocclusion.

Indications for orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic assessment.

Orthodontic appliances and treatment options.

Timing of orthodontic treatment.

Cleft lip and palate.

Infection control.

Laboratory skills.

Oral health and care of appliances.

Orthodontic stock control.

Medico-legal aspects.

Occlusal indices.

References and further reading.

6 Dental Implantology.


Management of the missing tooth.

Applied anatomy.

Patient assessment.

Implant treatment.

Types of surgical procedure.

Implant-retained prostheses.

Maintenance and monitoring of dental implants.

Implant stock control.

Medico-legal aspects.

References and further reading.

7 The Future.

Future developments in training and education.

Information technology development.

Clinical governance.

Research in primary care.

References and further reading.



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Author Information

Professor Robert Ireland has been a part-time lecturer at the University of Liverpool and a senior partner in a group dental practice for 30 years. In 1995 he was appointed Professor of Primary Dental Care and Director of the Dental Therapy Course at the University of Liverpool. He has produced three educational videos for the dental team and has been extensively involved in hospital and practice dental nurse training. He is currently a presiding examiner for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses and external examiner for dental nursing at Trinity College, Dublin.
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