The revised Second Edition of Physical Evaluation and Treatment Planning in Dental Practice has been expanded to include information pertinent when considering comprehensive treatment planning for a wide variety of dental procedures. Written by internationally recognized specialists and discipline experts in their field, the Second Edition offers new chapters on dental and oral diseases and disorders, including insights and diagnostics for each category. Readers will learn about diagnosis and planning considerations for orofacial pain, caries, periodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, restorative, prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry, and more.
Beginning with a complete introduction of oral health and associated systemic health, the book incorporates discussions of patient history profiles, basic procedures in physical examinations, including examination of the head, neck, extraoral and intraoral tissues, radiographic examination and interpretation, as well as laboratory methods. Readers will also find:
- A thorough introduction to the orofacial clinical processes, including the essential phases in treatment, quality management, patient-doctor communication, documentation, and management of critical patient information.
- An exploration of basic procedures in physical examinations in dentistry, including inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, olfaction, and evaluation of function, form, and detailed analysis.
- A thorough review of the head and neck complex.
- An analysis of the examination and diagnosis of the intraoral and extraoral features, including all hard and soft tissues of the orofacial complex.
Designed for general dental practitioners, periodontists, prosthodontists, dental residents and fellows, and dental students, Physical Evaluation and Treatment Planning in Dental Practice is a logically organized one-stop reference for patient evaluation and treatment.