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Call Number Ranges

Use these call number ranges to browse the General Collection and the Reference Collection.

Also look for e-books and streaming videos.

Subject Call Number Range
Dentistry RK
Preventative RK 60.7 - 60.8
Oral and Dental Anatomy and Physiology RK 280
Oral and Dental Medicine, Pathology, and Disease RK 301 - 493

Reference Sources

Electronic Reference

Recommended Titles

Wilkens' Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist

Presents crucial topics in dental hygiene in a straightforward format to ensure students develop the knowledge and skills they need for successful, evidence-based practice in today's rapidly changing oral health care environment.

Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

Focused on the most commonly used drugs in dentistry, Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 8th ed., provides an in-depth understanding of the pharmacologic principles needed for safe and effective dental treatment and oral health care.

Patient Assessment Tutorials: a Step-By-Step Guide for the Dental Hygienist

Gehrig's highly visual, step-by-step guide takes dental hygienists-in-training through the process of patient assessment, emphasizing both the actual physical assessment and the human interaction involved.

Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene

Offers everything you need to succeed in your coursework, at certification, and in clinical practice. No other dental hygiene text incorporates the clinical skills, theory, and evidence-based practice in such an approachable way.

Dental Assistants and Hygienists

Why choose a career in the dental health field? -- Forming a career plan -- Pursuing the education path -- Writing your resume and interviewing.

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