Achieving Oral Health, The Social Context of Dental Care, 2nd Edition

Achieving Oral Health

2nd Edition The Social Context of Dental Care

By Ray Croucher, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health, Department of Dental Public Health, St. Bartholmew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London; and Gerry Kent, PhD, DipClinPsychol, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Sheffield, UK


CONTENTS: Foreword (Professor F C Smales); Acknowledgements; 1. Challenges for modern dentistry: Achieving oral health; Aims of the book; References; 2. The social context of oral health: Definitions of health; What is oral health? Variations in oral health; Social class; The contribution of the dentist to achieving oral health; Summary; Practice implications; References; 3. Lay and professional contributions to oral health: Formal and informal health care activity; Health behaviour and illness behaviour; Accessing primary dental care; Becoming a dentist; Summary; Practice implications; References; 4. Helping patients to achieve oral health: Models of health behaviour; The educational approach; The motivational approach; Designing a preventative programme; Summary; Practice implications; References; 5. The nature and causes of anxiety: The nature of anxiety; The causes of anxiety; Summary; Practice implications; References; 6. Alleviating anxiety: Modelling; Reducing uncertainty; Emotional support; Relaxation; Cognitive approaches; Choosing between interventions; Summary; Practice implications; References; 7. Pain: The experience of pain; Measuring pain; Alleviating pain; Summary; Practice iomplications; References; 8. Special groups: Orthodontics; Elderly patients; Patients with handicaps; Mental health problems; Summary; Practice implications; References; 9. Communication and consent in dental practice: Communication; Teaching communication skills; Ethical issues; Summary; Practice implications; References; Index.