For more than 60 years, Quintessence Publishing has been providing cutting-edge scientific and clinical information for dental practitioners, researchers, and students. Yet over the years, more and more dental hygienists have been asking for clinical manuals and textbooks specifically for their field. With Evidence-Based Dentistry for the Dental Hygienist, Julie Frantsve-Hawley and Quintessence answer the call of dental hygienists and provide them with a book written specifically for them and the types of patient situations they face.
Dental hygienists regularly practice scaling and root planing, caries prevention, and patient education. As the first line of contact for the patient, they must be equipped to answer patients’ questions, yet how are they to keep up with the overwhelming amount of evidence published regarding caries and other dental concerns? Julie Frantsve-Hawley, RDH, PhD, has asked that same question and spearheaded an effort to provide a resource for these dental professionals. As Senior Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at the American Dental Association, she says, “With current changes in health care and the increasing volume of scientific literature published annually, it is increasingly important, yet also increasingly challenging, for health care providers to maintain current scientific knowledge pertaining to their area of specialty. This is particularly true for dentistry and specifically for dental hygienists.”
This book is intended as a textbook for dental hygienists to learn the importance of evidence-based dentistry (EBD) in the practice of dental hygiene as well as how to implement EBD practices and share EBD findings among office staff. As the dental knowledge base evolves and scientific discoveries are made, dental hygienists must understand how to seek out and evaluate findings and, if appropriate, apply them in their clinical practice, and this book provides all the necessary tools to do just that.
The book is divided into two main parts. The first section addresses the specific skills needed to implement an evidence-based approach into practice. The second section addresses current evidence on topics of interest to the dental hygienist like dental hygiene, dental public health, caries preventive strategies, community water fluoridation, periodontal diseases, screening for cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, as well as antiresorptive agent–induced osteonecrosis. It is an exceptional resource that will help dental hygienists build a foundational knowledge base in order to effectively and quickly implement EBD throughout their career.
The 1st International Symposium on Digital Dentistry: Technologies That Enhance Clinical Outcomes will take place at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Florida, from October 23-25, 2014. Scientific Chair, Dr Jonathan Ferencz, DDS, FACP, has gathered an impressive group of world-class clinicians and technicians for this ground-breaking symposium. Focusing on open architecture systems that allow practitioners to customize digital CAD/CAM technologies for their specific practice needs, this is an event not to be missed.
The deadline for registering for the symposium is October 10, 2014, so plan now to attend this unique educational opportunity. For more information or to register, visit www.quintpub.com/dd.
If you’ve been in the dental industry for some time, chances are you are quite familiar with the Quintessence International Publishing Group brand. Founded in 1949, Quintessence first began publishing a monthly journal Die Quintessenz devoted to the idea of providing the “essence of dentistry,” from which the company took its name. The company initially published only German-language journals and books in dentistry. Dr h.c. Walter Haase led the company in the early years of its development. The first English-language journal, Quintessence International, was launched in 1969, followed by the opening of the US office in Chicago in 1973.
After nearly two decades of leadership from Dr Walter Haase, his son, Dr med dent h.c. Horst-Wolfgang Haase, took over the family business in 1969. His commitment to excellence in business proved instrumental in the company’s rapid growth in books, journals, multimedia, and symposia programming. During his tenure, the company has expanded its operations worldwide, establishing its own publishing houses in 14 countries and licensing partners in another 7 countries. Publication partners oversee the translation of books into more than 15 languages.
Dr Horst-Wolfgang Haase is still active in the business, working with his son, Christian Haase, to expand the company’s footprint in the marketplace. Meeting the needs of both the beginning dental student and the experienced practitioner, the company has published 61 professional journals; more than 1,500 book titles; and over 300 videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and multimedia programs worldwide by more than 3,000 authors. The Quintessence brand is synonymous with the highest standards of quality, largely owing to the work of the Haase family, and Quintessence will continue to serve the dental community with excellence for years to come.
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The Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2013 in New York saw more than 2,000 dental professionals come together to explore the latest developments, innovative technology, and clinical approaches in implant dentistry. Videos and summaries from each day of the event can be seen at www.nobelbiocare.com/newyork2013.
Several new developments from Nobel Biocare were revealed.
The Quintessence International Publishing Group is committed to sharing cutting-edge research in dental science and technology. Most recently, we completed the 2nd International Quintessence Dental Arab Conference (IQDAC), hosted by the Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy on April 24-26, 2013.
Held in the capital of Saudi Arabia, IQDAC is the among the few that are hosted in the Middle East. With caries remaining a serious problem for 70 percent of Saudi children with permanent dentition, the conference stemmed from a desire to meet and exceed the high demand for global innovations in dental and oral health.
The event theme was “A New Era in the World of Dentistry” and showcased the most recent advances in the science and art of dentistry. The 2-day conference featured sessions with a panoply of world-renowned speakers on topics including minimally invasive solutions, contemporary endodontic procedures, challenging tooth prognoses, and infectious risks of implant dentistry.
In Chicago for the CDS Midwinter Meeting today? This evening, February 21, the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy is hosting a Celebration of Smiles reception from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (Regency Ballroom A; hotel located at 2233 S. Martin Luther King, Chicago, IL). Dr Gordon Christensen is hosting the evening, and Savannah Robinson, America’s ToothFairy Ambassador, will be performing. It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month–come support the foundation and its efforts to promote children’s oral health. You can order the first book in the Magical ToothFairies series, The Secret of the Magic Dust, here, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.
With the controversy surrounding the treatment of TMDs, Treatment of TMDs: Bridging the Gap Between Advances in Research and Clinical Patient Management is a welcome addition to the dental literature. Instead of advocating for a specific treatment based on clinical experience, as so many books on this subject do, Drs Greene and Laskin apply the latest scientific research to the clinical management of TMDs. By focusing on a single question—what is happening in various research areas that will be clinically applicable to the mangement of TMDs?—the authors discuss the anatomy, biochemistry, neurophysiology, and psychology of common disorders before explaining how this knowledge may apply to the diagnosis and treatment of TMD patients.
Although much of the information discovered about musculoskeletal disorders through new research tools and innovative experimental designs can be directly or indirectly applied to TMJs, many dental clinicians are unaware of this type of information because it is presented mainly in medical publications or nonclinical scientific journals. This book therefore brings the research to the reader, going one step further to explain the potential of new research for changing future patient care. Covering such clinically relevant topics as the relation of abnormal joint function to joint pathology, the prediction of treatment responsiveness, how sleep disorders affect TMJs and facial pain, the role of comorbid conditions in pain response and management, and the evolving field of pharmacotherapeutics, this book is sure to transform the way clinicians think about TMDs and how they approach TMD treatment. Click here for a preview of the book and order here.
It is a feat to become certified by the American Board of Periodontology (ABP), and attaining the diplomate status shows a dedication to the specialty of periodontics and a commitment to become the best periodontist possible. The ABP Qualifying Examinations are comprehensive, difficult to prepare for, and often very overwhelming, and that is where this study guide comes in.
Dr Termeie’s own experience preparing for the ABP examinations inspired her to write a comprehensive study guide. Her book, Periodontal Review: A Study Guide, is detailed and well organized and provides prospective candidates with all the information and literature review that they need to prepare for the examinations. Set in a question/answer format, the text provides complete yet succinct, evidence-based responses to questions with references to pertinent research. Each chapter covers its topic in full, divided into sections for easy reference.
When appropriate, answers are provided as lists, tables, and with graphic design elements to aid in memorization and recall. Clinical images are also included as needed to elucidate the text. The final chapter provides sample case presentations with questions to allow the reader to prepare for the protocol portion of the examination and offers helpful advice such as when a well-supported response based on sound rationale, rather than a specific answer, is required.
This is a highly recommended resource for all those seeking certification or recertification from the ABP, or who would like to have a comprehensive reference guide in periodontology.