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The Dental Hygienist's Guide to Nutritional Care, 3rd Edition (Evolve Learning System Courses)

The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Nutritional Care, 3rd Edition, is specifically tailored to address relevant nutritional concerns for practicing hygienists and dental hygiene students. Authored by a team of leading dietitians and dental hygienists, the text provides you with a balanced and comprehensive view of the field. Besides offering basic nutritional advice relevant for dental hygienists, it also covers current nutritional concerns, such as high-protein diets and bottled water versus tap water, and fully incorporates the most recent MyPyramid recommendations from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The full-color text is packed with study aids such as Key Terms and Learning Objectives, and the online Evolve website provides interactive learning activities. The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Nutritional Care really has it all.

  • Multi-disciplinary author team, including registered dental hygienists and licensed dietitians, ensures that you learn the full scope of nutritional care for the dental hygienist.
  • Boxes with information on Nutritional Directions and Dental Hygiene Considerations outline important facts from each chapter that can double as patient educational resources or be used to assess and evaluate a client’s needed dental care.
  • Learning Objectives, Key Terms, and Test Your NQ, a true-false format pre-test at the beginning of each chapter, guide students through the text to reinforce knowledge.
  • Case Applications for the Dental Hygienist near the end of each chapter asks students to think critically about real-life situations they may encounter in practice.
  • Evolve Website includes ready-made instructor resources. Students will benefit from expanded information available as Weblinks, food guides from around the world, and printable forms such as an interactive Food Diary Form and the Dietary Analysis Form.
    • NEW information on relevant cultural issues, such as:
      Pros and cons of popular high-protein diets
      Vitamin D deficiency in the United States
      Vitamin/mineral supplements
    Information on bottled water, energy drinks, and sports drinks

  • UPDATED content addresses the newly released MyPyramid dietary guidelines!
  • FULL-COLOR design better illustrates concepts, especially the effects vitamin deficiency can have on the oral cavity.


“This text is essential reading for both dental hygiene students and the practising dental hygienist as it provides a foundation for the application of sound principles when assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient’s nutritional needs… The authors were challenged to write a text that would appeal to both students and the practising hygienist. Overall the objective was met, and the text serves as a useful guide and resource to both.” Team in Practice,  July 2010

I just got my copy and I am reading through it. The chapters on caries and periodontal disease are very current. I will be able to add these not only to my CE courses but to my research studies in oral biology. Thank you for this timely textbook.

Book was in better condition than described! It looked brand new. There was some highlighting on a few pages as it said there would be but no wear and tear at all!

Product Details :

  • Series: Evolve Learning System Courses
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 3 edition (April 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416063986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416063988
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.3 x 10.6 inches

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