Practice Dentistry Pain-Free

Evidence-based Strategies to Prevent Pain and Extend Your Career

Author: Bethany Valachi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980077803

Category: Dental offices

Page: 239

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In her groundbreaking new book, Bethany Valachi has taken the problem of work-related pain in dentistry and distilled it into the basic 'whys¿ and 'hows¿ that are imperative to effective injury prevention and treatment. Solidly backed with over 300 scientific references, this comprehensive wellness guide raises the bar in the industry¿bridging the gap between occupational pain and dental ergonomics. Dentists, hygienists, assistants, faculty and students will find this book a valuable resource to:¿ Recognize pain syndromes unique to dentistry¿ Implement appropriate interventions for chronic back, neck, shoulder, hand or wrist pain¿ Select the proper equipment that fits you and your operatory¿ Correct damaging posture and body mechanics before they cause pain¿ Perform chairside stretches in your operatory to prevent microtrauma¿ Identify which exercises benefit dental professionals and which ones to avoidHealthcare professionals who treat dental professionals will find the book an invaluable resource to alleviate chronic pain syndromes.

Four-Handed Dentistry

A Handbook of Clinical Application and Ergonomic Concepts

Author: Betty Ladley Finkbeiner

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130304131

Category: Medical

Page: 56

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This review of sit-down, four-handed dentistry is an ideal how-to reference manual for the entire dental health team. Extensively illustrated with step-by-step procedure boxes and "how to" pictures, it outlines the implementation of efficient procedures for a productive stress free clinical environment--i.e., how to practice efficiently and how to select equipment that is ergonomically sound--that will improve productivity and reduce strain. Coverage begins with an overview of the principles of four-handed dentistry and motion economy, moves on to treatment room design, types of delivery systems, and basic equipment selection, and then details the basic techniques used to promote ergonomic concepts during routine dental treatment, such as seating the patient and operating team, instrument transfer, oral evacuation. For dentists, dental students, dental assistants, or dental hygienists.

Relieving Pain in America:

A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research

Author: Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030921484X

Category: Medical

Page: 382

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Chronic pain costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enlist the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in examining pain as a public health problem. In this report, the IOM offers a blueprint for action in transforming prevention, care, education, and research, with the goal of providing relief for people with pain in America. To reach the vast multitude of people with various types of pain, the nation must adopt a population-level prevention and management strategy. The IOM recommends that HHS develop a comprehensive plan with specific goals, actions, and timeframes. Better data are needed to help shape efforts, especially on the groups of people currently underdiagnosed and undertreated, and the IOM encourages federal and state agencies and private organizations to accelerate the collection of data on pain incidence, prevalence, and treatments. Because pain varies from patient to patient, healthcare providers should increasingly aim at tailoring pain care to each person's experience, and self-management of pain should be promoted. In addition, because there are major gaps in knowledge about pain across health care and society alike, the IOM recommends that federal agencies and other stakeholders redesign education programs to bridge these gaps. Pain is a major driver for visits to physicians, a major reason for taking medications, a major cause of disability, and a key factor in quality of life and productivity. Given the burden of pain in human lives, dollars, and social consequences, relieving pain should be a national priority.

Mind Your Body

Pilates for the Seated Professional

Author: Juli Kagan

Publisher: Mindbody Pub

ISBN: 9780978714505

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 155

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Finally, there is a fitness regime that removes boredom and repetition! Infusing mental clarity and perfect posture, Mind Your Body: Pilates for the Seated Professional shows how making the mental and physical connection while doing Pilates is both powerful and empowering.Mind Your Body: Pilates for the Seated Professional takes a unique approach to tackling a subject that no other book of its kind has addressed. Out of necessity, the author designed this book to help people become more aware of their posture, particularly while seated. The fact is that the majority of our population is now at a computer, desk, or chair for the better part of their day. The negative results of being seated are staggering and our workforce is in a crisis.The primary focus of the book is to learn exercises that show how strengthening the core and trunk helps the seated professional sit upright, with a strong spine and long back, ultimately working more comfortably and effectively. It is important to stretch and exercise but mostly, keep moving throughout your day! Mind Your Body: Pilates for the Seated Professional is an exercise book that shows the positive effects of mindful movement. It is much more than a fitness routine; it is a way to create a more conscious and responsive life. Readers learn that mindfully living your best life enhances energy and decreases stress. The ultimate goal is a balanced body and mind. How can you not love that!

SAVVY SUCCESS

Achieving Professional Excellence and Career Satisfaction in the Dental Hygiene Profession Volume III: Technology-Ethics-Career Success

Author: Christine A. Hovliaras

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1477208836

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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SAVVY SUCCESS Achieving Professional Excellence and Career Satisfaction in the Dental Hygiene Profession Volume III: Technology-Ethics-Career Success Volume III: Technology-Ethics-Career Success covers new trends occurring in practice to help dental hygienists in time management and efficiency in their positions; use of technology such as digital radiography in practice; trends in polishing practices; the oralsystemic link and its connection to overall wellness; the use of teledentistry to care for access to care populations; ethical decision making; risk management; medical emergencies and tobacco cessation. The seventh unit of Volume III is on Dental Hygiene and Securing Career Satisfaction. Volume III concludes with the importance of lifelong learning; balancing work and personal life; and dental hygiene and career satisfaction focuses on insights that I and other dental hygienists I have interviewed provide on how to achieve career satisfaction and what skills and attributes can assist dental hygienists in reaching this level of happiness and success in their professional careers Glossary of Terms, Index and Appendix in each of the 3 textbooks, Volume I-III of SAVVY SUCCESS includes a Glossary of Terms which defines key terms utilized in the chapters included in each textbook that students, faculty members and practicing dental hygienists can review to define these key words. An index is also included in the three volumes. In Volume III of SAVVY SUCCESS an appendix is included which highlights information from the Chapter 41 author on the ADHA Code of Ethics.

Building or Refreshing Your Dental Practice

A Guide to Dental Office Design

Author: American Dental Association

Publisher: American Dental Association

ISBN: 1941807380

Category: Medical

Page: 226

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Provides expert insights and full-color photos related to building, renovating, or refreshing dental office space. Contributors include dental architects, design consultants, and practicing dentists.

Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals

Author: Kathy Bassett,Arthur DiMarco,Doreen Naughton

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133824489

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Pain Control, Local Anesthesia in Dentistry, and Nitrous Oxide Sedation (minimal sedation) in Dentistry. Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals, 2/e provides a user-friendly, primary resource for instructors and students of pain control. This text is appropriate for both dental and dental hygiene students and provides step-by-step instructions that are also useful to practicing clinicians seeking to improve their skills or learn new injection techniques. In addition to the superb illustrations, step-by-step approach, and easy-to-understand language established in the first edition, the new second edition includes both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation. Extensive online resources and a companion technique DVD augment this text, providing a comprehensive resource for students and dental professionals. Teaching and Learning Experience Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals, 2/e provides unparalleled coverage in a straightforward, user-friendly format. It provides: Comprehensive yet accessible content: The text is an all-in-one resource in local anesthesia for dental and dental hygiene students and professionals. Real-world learning: Chapters present practical expertise, case studies, and resources that will be referenced again and again. Extensive teaching and learning resources: Numerous text features and supplemental materials facilitate both teaching and learning.

Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain

Author: Lucy Whyte Ferguson,Robert Gerwin

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0683306200

Category: Medical

Page: 428

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This concise and easily referenced clinical text brings together editors from a range of disciplines to address therapeutic approaches to common muscle and joint pain. Organized by chief complaint, each chapter follows a structured format that takes readers from overview and assessment, through a case history, to a planned program of rehabilitation, generalization to similar conditions, and a treatment protocol. (Midwest).

CDT 2019

Dental Procedure Codes

Author: American Dental Association

Publisher: American Dental Association

ISBN: 1684470315

Category: Medical

Page: 172

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CDT 2019: Dental Procedure Codes, developed and published by the American Dental Association, is the most up-to-date coding resource and only HIPAA-recognized code set for dentistry. The new 2019 edition includes 15 new codes, 5 revised codes, and 4 deleted codes. Changes include delivery of non-opioid drugs for pain management, measuring and documenting glucose levels just prior to a procedure, use of translation services, and more. This resource is critical for keeping current and submitting accurate dental insurance claims for reimbursement. Organized into twelve categories of service with two-color text and spiralbinding for easy reference. Purchase of the book includes access to the ADA's coding hotline.

Sports Injury

Prevention & Rehabilitation

Author: N.A

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange

ISBN: 9780071354752

Category: Medical

Page: 513

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A guide to sports injury prevention and rehabilitation that includes a detailed biomechanical analysis of each injury, coverage of sport-specific injuries and their treatment, and insight on the causes, cures, and prevention of the most common injuries in twelve major sports.

Working Identity

Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

Author: Herminia Ibarra

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422160653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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How Successful Career Changers Turn Fantasy into Reality Whether as a daydream or a spoken desire, nearly all of us have entertained the notion of reinventing ourselves. Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, or just plain unhappy with what we’re doing, we long to make that leap into the unknown. But we also hold on, white-knuckled, to the years of time and effort we’ve invested in our current profession. In this powerful book, Herminia Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything we’ve learned from "career experts." While common wisdom holds that we must first know what we want to do before we can act, Ibarra argues that this advice is backward. Knowing, she says, is the result of doing and experimenting. Career transition is not a straight path toward some predetermined identity, but a crooked journey along which we try on a host of "possible selves" we might become. Based on her in-depth research on professionals and managers in transition, Ibarra outlines an active process of career reinvention that leverages three ways of "working identity": experimenting with new professional activities, interacting in new networks of people, and making sense of what is happening to us in light of emerging possibilities. Through engrossing stories—from a literature professor turned stockbroker to an investment banker turned novelist—Ibarra reveals a set of guidelines that all successful reinventions share. She explores specific ways that hopeful career changers of any background can: Explore possible selves Craft and execute "identity experiments" Create "small wins" that keep momentum going Survive the rocky period between career identities Connect with role models and mentors who can ease the transition Make time for reflection—without missing out on windows of opportunity Decide when to abandon the old path in order to follow the new Arrange new events into a coherent story of who we are becoming. A call to the dreamer in each of us, Working Identity explores the process for crafting a more fulfilling future. Where we end up may surprise us.

Ergonomics and the Dental Care Worker

Author: Denise C. Murphy

Publisher: Amer Public Health Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 546

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This book is a practical source of information about ergonomics and the dental worker, including aims of ergonomic principals, musculoskeletal and psychosocial disorders and risk factors, ergonomic intervention, dental equipment design, and workplace layout.

Beat the Heart Attack Gene

The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes

Author: Bradley Bale,Amy Doneen

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781681620213

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 340

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A revolutionary, personalized guide to preventing heart disease based on genetic factors Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in America. It affects 81 million Americans and is the culprit in one of every two deaths in the United States. Most people think that they are not at risk of a heart attack if they control their cholesterol and blood pressure, but they aren’t aware of other major risk factors. The good news is that with the right information and strategies, heart attacks are preventable—even if heart disease runs in the family. In Beat the Heart Attack Gene, world-renowned cardiovascular specialists Bradley Bale, MD and Amy Doneen, ARNP, present a new model for understanding and preventing heart disease. They explain the three different genetic types of cholesterol profiles and tailor treatments for each type, using their cutting-edge Bale/Doneen Method, a simple, comprehensive prevention plan that detects cardiovascular disease (CVD) at early stages. Beat the Heart Attack Gene includes easy quizzes and self-tests that show how to determine cholesterol genotype as well as advice for how to apply that knowledge through nutritional and lifestyle changes. For heart attack and stroke survivors, the Bale/Doneen Method also helps prevent recurrences by identifying and treating what's triggering the patient's disease—a crucial step that many cardiologists neglect. With their proven method utilized by healthcare professionals worldwide, Bale and Doneen empower readers by alerting them to potential health threats, and then offer personalized, evidence-based strategies so they can live healthy, active lives without fear of heart attack or stroke. Specifically, Beat the Heart Attack Gene addresses: *The hidden cause of most heart attacks *Early prevention methods *The dangerous cholesterol most doctors don’t check *Major red flags for heart attack and stroke risk, including gum disease *The gene that increases cardiovascular risk as much as smoking *The best and worst supplements for your heart *10 surprising ways to prevent heart attacks

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Author: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publisher: Occupational Outlook Handbook

ISBN: 9781598889765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1216

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For hundreds of occupations, this book includes information on a variety of topics, including pay, education required, number of jobs, work environment, work schedules, and much more.

Pain in Older People

Author: Peter Crome,Chris J. Main,Frank Lally

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199212619

Category: Medical

Page: 186

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Pain in later life is both quite common and disabling, and it differs significantly in terms of its aetiology, diagnosis and treatment from pain in the general adult population. Older people often have complicated co-morbidities, have a high prevalence of mental health problems (e.g., anxiety, cognitive impairment, and depression) and respond to treatment in different ways compared to younger people. Their specific needs are rarely discussed specifically in more general texts.Part of the "Oxford Pain Management Library," this pocketbook will serve as a concise companion for healthcare professionals who manage older patients suffering with pain. Concise chapters will summarise up-to-date research literature in a practical style that will have direct relevance to busy clinicians. Introductory chapters will include the epidemiology of pain in older people as well as the proper assessment of older patients with pain conditions. Later chapters will focus on specificpainful conditions common in the elderly, including arthritis and rheumatism, osteoporosis, abdominal pain, and cancer.The book will appeal to a wide variety of health care professionals in both primary care and secondary care services such as geriatric medicine, rheumatology, orthopaedics, surgery, pain management and palliative medicine. The book will also be of relevance to nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, pharmacists and other health care providers.

The Collapse of Parenting

How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

Author: Leonard Sax

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465073840

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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In The Collapse of Parenting, physician, psychologist, and internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax presents data documenting a dramatic decline in the achievement and psychological health of American children. Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people—as well as the explosion in prescribing psychiatric medications to kids—can all be traced to parents letting their kids call the shots. Many parents are afraid of seeming too dictatorial and end up abdicating their authority rather than taking a stand with their own children. If kids refuse to eat anything green and demand pizza instead, some parents give in, inadvertently raising children who are more likely to become obese. If children are given smartphones and allowed to spend the bulk of their free time texting, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, they become increasingly reliant on peers and the media for guidance on how to live, rather than getting such guidance at home. And if they won't sit still in class or listen to adults, they're often prescribed medication, a quick fix that actually undermines their self-control. In short, Sax argues, parents are failing to prioritize the parent-child relationship and are allowing a child-peer dynamic to take precedence. The result is children who have no absolute standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction, instead of looking to their parents. But there is hope. Sax shows how parents can help their kids by reasserting their authority—by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table and at bedtime, and by teaching humility and perspective. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers across the United States and around the world, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relationships with their children to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.

Health Professions Education

A Bridge to Quality

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Health Professions Education Summit

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309133197

Category: Medical

Page: 191

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The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across disciplines and occupations developed ideas about how to integrate a core set of competencies into health professions education. These core competencies include patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. This book recommends a mix of approaches to health education improvement, including those related to oversight processes, the training environment, research, public reporting, and leadership. Educators, administrators, and health professionals can use this book to help achieve an approach to education that better prepares clinicians to meet both the needs of patients and the requirements of a changing health care system.

Teeth

The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

Author: Mary Otto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781620974827

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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An NPR Best Book of 2017 exposing our oral health crisis and the astonishing role that teeth play in our society In this brilliant debut book, hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "a call for sweeping, radical change," veteran health journalist Mary Otto looks inside America's mouth, revealing unsettling truths about our unequal society. Teeth takes readers on a disturbing journey into the role teeth play in our health and our social mobility. Otto "doesn't just dwell on the numbers," according to NPR, "she makes what could have been a turgid health policy tome spark with outrage over the stories of people who have suffered." Her subjects include the pioneering dentist who made Shirley Temple and Judy Garland's teeth sparkle on the silver screen; an up-and-coming beauty queen awarded thousands of dollars of free cosmetic dental care; and Deamonte Driver, a young Baltimore boy whose death from an abscessed tooth sparked Congressional hearings. Offering "an astute examination of the complex, insular business of oral health care" (Kirkus Reviews), Otto combines searing critique with forward-looking ideas for reform, "sympathetically explor[ing] a range of ideas for improving the current system" (The New Republic). Muckraking and paradigm-shifting, Teeth exposes for the first time the extent and meaning of our oral health crisis.