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Decision making in health care means navigating through a complex and tangled web of diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainties, patient preferences and values, and costs. In addition, medical therapies may include side effects, surgery may lead to undesirable complications, and diagnostic technologies may produce inconclusive results. In many clinical and health policy decisions it is necessary to counterbalance benefits and risks, and to trade off competing objectives such as maximizing life expectancy vs optimizing quality of life vs minimizing the required resources. This textbook plots a clear course through these complex and conflicting variables. It clearly explains and illustrates tools for integrating quantitative evidence-based data and subjective outcome values in making clinical and health policy decisions. An accompanying CD-ROM features solutions to the exercises, PowerPoint® presentations of the illustrations, and sample models and tables.

Learn the business skills you need to run a dental office! Practice Management for the Dental Team, 8th Edition, is comprehensive one-stop resource for dental practice management and the only one that includes EagleSoft practice management software screen shots and exercises for a realistic office experience. This unique text provides practical information on a wide range of dental office skills, from managing patients to running the business. The 8th Edition covers changes in technology in the dental office, including the electronic health record (EHR); telecommunications; appointment scheduling and tracking, and dental office accounting and financial management.

  • UNIQUE! Patterson Dental EagleSoft practice management content includes screen shots and original exercises that equip you with valuable realistic practice experience.
  • Comprehensive coverage on the business of managing a dental practice provides vital information to ensure the success of any dental practice.
  • Key terminology defined in the chapter’s glossary and called out in boldface color within chapter discussions helps you understand dental practice and clinical dentistry terminology essential to the success of any team member.
  • Learning Activities and Practice Notes encourage you to apply the content to realistic office situations and convey important tips and advice.
  • Learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter frame the content and serve as checkpoints for comprehension and study.
  • Summary tables and boxes provide easy-to-read summaries of text discussions that support visual learners and serve as useful review and study tools.
  • Expert author Betty Ladley Finkbeiner imparts knowledge and advice from her years of experience and wide reach in practice and education.
  • Bibliographical citations direct you to targeted sources of information where additional dental-related information can be located.
  • Appendixes provide supplemental information for quick and handy office reference.
  • Ancillary content supplements the core text presentations, providing opportunities for practice and study.
  • NEW and UPDATED! Electronic health record (EHR) content addresses the changes in technology related to the paperless dental office, telecommunications, appointment management, and financial systems to help you become compliant with EHR federal mandates.
  • NEW! Practice quizzes for each chapter on the Evolve website help you test comprehension and prepare for classroom and board exams.
  • NEW! Artwork focuses on new equipment and technology, specifically the paperless dental office.

The parallel aims of a dental practice are to deliver excellent patient care through highly trained and motivated employees and to maximise income and profit. Achieving these aims as a practice manager demands a clear vision, sound preparation, planning and marshalling of resources, broad business knowledge, an understanding of a rapidly changing world, and above all wise judgement. So why Genghis Khan? Although some in the West see him in negative terms, the Mongol leader created one of the world's greatest empires. His hugely successful strategies included intelligence gathering, understanding his rivals' motivations, being quick to learn and adopt new technologies and ideas, and successful people management. Genghis Khan is one of history's most charismatic and dynamic leaders - and you will need all his skill, strength and tenacity to succeed in both dentistry and business. This how to.' book on survival and empire-building in the dentistry business is ideal for anyone who owns, aspires to own, or is involved in managing a practice. It contains advice relevant to both small and large practices, to dentists working in the National Health Service (NHS) and private practice, and to general and specialist practices.

"Dentist's Guide to Medical Conditions and Complications" is a highly accessible reference to dental treatment of medically compromised patients. The ability to treat medically compromised patients is necessary for most dentists and dental professionals, and this book serves as a guide to effectively treat these patients. In a succinct, easy-to-use format, "Dentist's Guide to Medical Conditions and Complications" outlines protocols for treating patients with common conditions, presents essential drug interaction information, and guides the dental professional through the prevention and management of in-office medical emergencies.

Covering a variety of common conditions, the book's practical format will help practicing dentists hone their skills for treating medically compromised patients. "Dentist's Guide to Medical Conditions and Complications" is useful for practicing dentists, dental students, and dental hygienists.

An excellent source book for those who are beginning the medical or dental school application process. Included are profiles on every U.S. And Canadian medical and dental school as well as information on select foreign medical schools. Also included are sections on osteopathic schools, chiropractic schools, and podiatric schools. Important information is also included on undergraduate preparation, the application process, financial aid, and graduation requirements.

Learn to confidently recognize and manage more than 300 dental instruments with Dental Instruments: A Pocket Guide, 5th Edition. A unique flashcard-style format pairs descriptions with high-quality photographs and illustrations. A pocket-sized, spiral-bound format makes for quick reference. This edition also features content a new chapter on patient monitoring equipment and new content on facebow equipment, dental imaging devices, nitrous oxide equipment, and more to support expanded duties in dental assisting. With its portable and highly visual nature, Dental Instruments is ideal for both studying and for chairside reference.

  • More than 450 high-quality photographs and illustrations include both full and close-up views to enhance your ability to quickly and accurately identify dental instruments.
  • UNIQUE! Flashcard format makes it easy to assess your knowledge of dental instruments.
  • Practice Notes and Sterilization boxes help you ensure compliance with common practice standards and state regulations.
  • Well-organized format includes a text description of each instrument along with its name, functions, and characteristics. Chapters move from basic instruments into those used within specialty areas of dentistry.
  • Pocket-sized, spiral-bound design provides easy, at-a-glance access to key information.
  • NEW! Chapter on Patient Monitoring Equipment covers electrocardiography, capnography, and more.
  • NEW! Artwork features images of the latest equipment models along with a significant increase in the number of "in-use" photos.
  • UPDATED! New content on facebow transfers, dental imaging devices, nitrous oxide equipment, and more.

Praise for this book:Highly recommended...no other currently available textbook offers an equivalent level of information in one place...[the] illustrations are exquisitely detailed and realistic...a truly outstanding addition to any health care professional's library.--JAMAThis anatomy textbook excels at every level and is highly recommended to all students and practitioners involved in treating any aspect of the head and neck.--Journal of Clinical OncologyHead and Neck Anatomy for Dental Medicine combines concise but thorough explanatory text with stunning full-color illustrations to guide the reader through every structure of the head and neck. Its exquisite artwork and detailed coverage make this atlas an essential learning tool and reference for every student and practitioner of dental medicine. It will also be useful for otolaryngologists, speech pathologists, or anyone who deals primarily with the head and neck.Featuring expanded material derived from the bestselling THIEME Atlas of Anatomy series, this one-volume atlas is intuitively arranged to simplify the learning process. Coverage of each region begins with the skeletal framework and then adds the muscles, the vasculature, the nerves, and then finally presents the topographic anatomy for a comprehensive overview. Key features of this atlas:

  • A specific focus on head and neck anatomy aimed directly at students of dental medicine and anyone who must have an understanding of this complex anatomic area
  • More than 800 large, full-color, highly detailed illustrations with clear and thorough labeling and descriptive captions plus schematics to elucidate concepts
  • Over 90 tables summarize key information for review and reference
  • A full chapter devoted to sectional anatomy, including radiographic images to demonstrate anatomy as seen in the clinical setting
  • An innovative, user-friendly format in which each two-page spread presents a self-contained guide to a specific topic
  • Head and Neck Anatomy for Dental Medicine includes access to WinkingSkull.com PLUS, the interactive online study aid, with more than 600 full-color illustrations and radiographs from this and Thieme's bestselling anatomy and radiology publications. Review or test your anatomy knowledge with timed self-tests with instant results using the labels on-and-off function on the illustrations.Teaching anatomy? We have the educational e-product you need.Instructors can use the Thieme Teaching Assistant: Anatomy to download and easily import 2,000+ full-color illustrations to enhance presentations, course materials, and handouts.