Basic Guide to Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Care Professionals, 1e
- Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (September 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470656115
- ISBN-13: 978-0470656112
The Basic Guide to Anatomy and Physiology for Dental CareProfessionals introduces the fundamentals of human anatomy andphysiology to the student Dental Care Professional.
Written in a clear, accessible style, it provides dental nurses,hygienists, therapists and clinical dental technicians withessential grounding in the head and neck area, as well as all thebody systems that have implications for the DCP when things gowrong.
Beginning with a definition of anatomy and physiology, and withall the basics of cell, tissue and organ biology, this Basic Guidecovers: * the cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems, all ofwhich are central to the DCP curriculum * core areas such as skull and oral anatomy, periodontal tissues,blood and nerve supply to the oral cavity, muscles of mastication,and major salivary glands * areas such as jaw and tooth development, and the histology ororal and dental tissue
Each area is covered separately and in depth, giving the readeran understanding of their structure and function in health as wellas illnesses relevant to medical emergencies and dental-relateddisorders (such as acid reflux which causes tooth erosion).