- Paperback: 283 pages
- Publisher: Hesperian Foundation; 1st Edition. 14th updated printing 2012 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,019 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)
[Where There Is No Dentist is] a full on do-it-yourself guide for community health workers, educators and individuals on how to diagnose common dental problems, handle dental equipment, use local anesthetics, place fillings without drilling and remove teeth. The book uses simple instructions to make dentistry as accessible as can be. The new edition even includes a chapter on oral health and HIV/AIDS, as well as a guide to treat the dental problems commonly faced by people living with HIV/AIDS. --Benjamin Joffe-Walt, Chief of Staff, Change.org, USA
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.
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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
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.