Where There Is No Dentist: A Book of Methods, Aids, and Ideas for Instructors at the Village Level
Community health workers, educators and individuals from around the world use Where There Is No Dentist to help people care for their teeth and gums. This book's broad focus makes it an invaluable resource.
The author uses straightforward language and careful instructions to explain how to: examine patients; diagnose common dental problems; make and use dental equipment; use local anesthetics; place fillings; and remove teeth. There is also a special chapter on oral health and HIV/AIDS, which provides the dental worker with a detailed, well-illustrated discussion of the special problems faced by people living with HIV/AIDS, and appropriate treatment.
This updated 2006 printing features new information on how HIV/AIDS affects the care of teeth and gums, as well as updated information about medications, infection prevention, and safe waste disposal. This books is an important companion to the 2006 version of Where There Is No Doctor. (Hesperian)
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