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Where There Is No Dentist

Michael Blake (Editor), Murray Dickson, Joan Thompson (Illustrator)


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Community health workers from around the world use this book to help people care for their teeth and gums. A focus on the treatment of urgent dental problems and the importance of prevention make this book an invaluable resource. "Where There Is No Dentist" provides detailed and well-illustrated information on using dental equipment, placing fillings, and removing teeth, as well as methods for teaching hygiene and nutrition. The book was developed as a companion volume to "Where There is No Doctor", and encourages people to care for their own teeth and prevent tooth and gum problems in their communities.

Praise For Where There Is No Dentist

“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,, USA

Hesperian Foundation, 9780942364057, 188pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1983