This 2012 updated reprint features information on Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART), a way to fill cavities without the use of a dental drill, as well as updated information on other training material and resources. This book is an important companion to Hesperian’s classic book Where There Is No Doctor. All Hesperian books are regularly updated and reprinted to reflect accurate medical information.
Community health workers, educators and individuals from around the world use Where There Is No Dentist to help people care for their teeth and gums. This book’s broad focus makes it an invaluable resource. The author uses straightforward language and careful instructions to explain how to
diagnose common dental problems
make and use dental equipment
use local anesthetics
and remove teeth
There is also a special chapter on oral health and HIV/AIDS, which provides the dental worker with a detailed, well-illustrated discussion of the special problems faced by people living with HIV/AIDS, and appropriate treatment.