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Where There Is No Dentist Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0942364057 ISBN-10: 0942364058 Edition: 1st Edition. 13th updated printing 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 283 pages
  • Publisher: Hesperian Foundation; 1st Edition. 13th updated printing 2010 edition (July 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0942364058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0942364057
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a nurse educator, I can say that the Where There Is No Dentist text by the Hesperian Foundation, has been an excellent health resource text for us. Both its content, its diagrams and the educational level it was written for, have proven to be extremely useful. The content has been very practical in teaching lay Brazilians about oral hygiene and health care, as well as for identifying when oral and dental health problems exist and when and how to refer people to a dentist. It is rare that excellent health texts like this are written for the lay individuals. ----Janette Ryan, Health Director Project AmaZon Mission [PAZ], Brazil

By giving a well-balanced mixture of illustrations and simple, succinct text in layman's terms, the book provides valuable, hands-on advice for the most important oral health issues: oral health promotion in the community and basic oral care in low-resource settings. -- --Habib Benzian World Dental Federation (FDI)

By giving a well-balanced mixture of illustrations and simple, succinct text in layman's terms, the book provides valuable, hands-on advice for the most important oral health issues: oral health promotion in the community and basic oral care in low-resource settings. -- --Habib Benzian World Dental Federation (FDI)

By giving a well-balanced mixture of illustrations and simple, succinct text in layman's terms, the book provides valuable, hands-on advice for the most important oral health issues: oral health promotion in the community and basic oral care in low-resource settings. ----Habib Benzian World Dental Federation (FDI)

About the Author

Murray Dickson has worked in community health and oral health promotion in marginalized communities locally and internationally for several decades. As a CUSO cooperant, he and his family lived for two-year periods in Nigeria, Papua New Guinea and Mozambique. He twice evaluated a national dental training program in Cambodia, and has been a member of the project monitoring team for an HIV/AIDS control project in Kenya. Currently he is training consultant for the Training for Health Renewal Program (THRP), a partnership between the University of Saskatchewan and Mozambique s Ministry of Health.

Customer Reviews

This book is a must have for anyone doing any prepping.
lorraine
My sister recommended this as well as the "Where There Is No Doctor" book for times of crisis and one can't always get to a doctor or dentist.
LaLauna Bandmann
The book is written in a very basic way that is easy for non-medical professionals to understand.
Tradecraft

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328 of 354 people found the following review helpful By R. P. Creagan on August 24, 2009
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The series of books that started with "Where there is no doctor" is wonderful and useful.

I imagine the where there is no dentist is no exception. BUT there is a 2009 edition that is much more up to date and has greatly expanded, AND the entire book is available for download FREE on the Hesperian Foundation website (slong with FREE downloads of all there other excellent series including Where there is no doctor. Many translations into obscure languages are also available) At least go to the Hesperian website before buying this older version. AMAZON you need to update your list to reflect this latest update. Richard Creagan MD
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52 of 59 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 6, 1999
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Where there is no Dentist by Murray Dickson is an excellant book for those traveling in remore areas of the world. Information in the book will allow the non dental care person to give emergency care to those they may come in contact with in third world countries as well as themselves or companions. This book and a small dental kit will get one through the journey and back to civilization with reduced or "cured" pain fron the dental demons.
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55 of 68 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 26, 1999
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Too bad there are'nt more writer's of the same mind, filling in the gap between costly expertise andlayman srticture. The book is a well-balanced workbetween hand drawn illustrationsand simple, succinct text, explaining procedures for teeth cleaning,pulling, simple filling, brokenteeth, etc., to the uneducated, 3rd -worldvillage healthcare worker, anddescribes how to construct the necessary instruments and materialsout of what bits can be found at hand, for all the procedures. At one end, we pay for the dentist's scent & muzak, at the other, with this book, they discardthe intervening fluff and tripeand get something done themslves. Actually, the book deals with poorer standards than readersanywhere else would like to seeaddressed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Jones on November 26, 2013
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The description of this book indicates it is useful when a dentist is not available. It is also recommended by another website that offers information to help prepare for major disasters. None of the information in the book is beyond common sense AND in each instance, the text indicates that one should "see a dentist." If a dentist were available, we wouldn't need a book entitled Where There Is no Dentist! An enormous disappointment!
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31 of 44 people found the following review helpful By J. Holdahl on April 26, 2007
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I don't like to leave negative reviews, but I was sorely disappointed with this book and it's counterpart, "Where there is no doctor". It is deefinately written at the most basic level, almost insultingly so...things like "clean your teeth daily", while providing ways to make toothbrushes, but completely leaving out which plants would work (very well) to keep the bacteria count down. Same thing for pain and other items. Still, it has it's place as a very general reference that even your children could follow should you become disabled.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rich on July 18, 2009
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A good book that no survivalist should be without. In short it further convinced me that I need to floss and care for my teeth to the maximum of my ability but it gives a lot of tips if you find yourself without modern American dentistry. A good addition to my bookshelf.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By appletree83 on October 16, 2009
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This is a very good book to have on hand if the economy collapses and things go south here in the U.S. We also own the companion book, "Where There Is No Doctor", and it's an excellent resource as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Wier on January 18, 2014
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This book is frequently recommended by "Preppers" as a good resource to
have in one's library. The day may come when a person just flat does
not have the money to pay a dentist or has no access to one. This book gives
thorough instruction on the basics of taking care of your teeth and helpful hints on what can
be done to treat dental problems.
This book was designed originally for use by international health care
workers, missionaries, etc. Part One is : Learning and teaching about
teeth and gums. Part Two is: Treating Dental Problems. The chapters
in this section are: Examination and Diagnosis; Treating some common
problems:; Scaling teeth; Injecting inside the mouth; Cement fillings; and
Taking out a tooth.
The Reference pages include: The Dental Kit (Medicines, Instruments, and
Supplies); Records, reports and surveys: Story telling (about dental care for
pregnant women); Dental Health Teaching Materials; Vocabulary; and Index.
The book is prolifically illustrated in black and white drawings which are
very helpful.
All in all, I believe it is thorough enough, and explained simply enough for
anyone to be able to deal with emergency dental care in a situation where
one has no access to a certified dentist, such as when SHTF. I am relieved
to have it as a reference book for just such a possible scenario.
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