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Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

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Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist , 3rd Edition

By Demetra D. Logothetis, RDH, MS

408 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2022
$127.99, Paperback, Reference

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Learn the safe use of local anesthesia with the only book written specifically for dental hygienists! Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist, 3rd Edition provides a complete guide to pharmacology and anesthetic techniques, helping you learn procedures before you work with actual patients. Detailed drawings show dental anatomy and full-color photos illustrate specific injection techniques; case studies let you apply your knowledge to clinical practice. The Evolve website includes procedure videos and prepares you for success on board exams with practice questions and a mock licensure exam. Writing in a warm, humanistic style, dental hygiene educator Demetra Logothetis will allay any fears you may have in working with local and topical anesthetics.

Key Features

  • Clear, approachable writing style makes it easier to learn proper techniques and gain confidence, acknowledging not only the patient’s fear of injection but also the fears of the inexperienced clinician. 
  • More than 400 full-color photographs and illustrations show techniques, procedures, and instruments. 
  • Procedures boxes provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for performing specific procedures, including indications, contraindications, nerves and teeth affected, operator and patient positioning, insertion point, penetration, amount of anesthetic, and working time.
  • Case studies make it easier to apply concepts to the clinical setting and to develop problem-solving skills.
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter provide the opportunity to assess your understanding, and the Evolve website provides chapter practice quizzes and a 55-question mock examination. 
  • Dental Hygiene Considerations boxes summarize key points and tips for optimal care.
  • Expert author Demetra Logothetis is an educator with more than 20 years of experience teaching local anesthesia administration for dental hygienists.
  • Key terms are highlighted within the text and defined in the glossary.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Updated information is provided on local anesthesia guidelines.
  • NEW! Videos of 15 local anesthesia procedures on the Evolve website demonstrate how to perform procedures.
  • NEW! Updated clinical photos are added to show examples of both proper and improper technique.
  • NEW! Updated case studies, procedure boxes, and multiple-choice review questions allow you to measure your progress.

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