BOOKS REVIEW

Levison’s Textbook for Dental Nurses

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25241/stomaeduj.2020.7(3).bookreview.2

Authors: Carole Hollins

Dr. Carole Hollins, author of the 12th edition of Levison’s Textbook for Dental Nurses is a General Dental Practitioner, member of the British Dental Association and has been a dental nurse trainer for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) qualifications for 23 years and Examiner for the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.
The book is divided into 18 chapters, each chapter being accompanied by key learning points to help readers, and also an index.
The first chapters present the Structure of the Dental Profession, The Dental Nurse and Legal and Ethical Issues. After presenting the criteria for Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and the role of the Dental Nurse, the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health (2002), and Health and Safety Regulation (1992) are described. We are then informed on the General Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Emergencies, Microbiology and Pathology, Infection Control and Cleanliness, Head and Neck Anatomy and Physiology, Oral Anatomy and Physiology. With the basic information provided, there follow presentations of Oral Disease, Oral Health Assessment and Diagnosis, Oral Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Pain and Anxiety Control.
The involvement of dental care in the therapeutic, prosthetic and minor oral surgery acts is described in the last chapters. The book is an indispensable resource for the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing, summing up recent developments in dental nursing practice and education, according to the latest General Dental Council standards, and also a great benefit to dental nurses studying for the City & Guilds Diploma in Dental Nurses, Level 3.
The manual contains representative images in each chapter, and a website to test knowledge through interactive MCQs and EMQs. Although this book was intended to be a source of information for dentists in the UK, the book is recommended as a guide for any dentist anywhere.

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