The Dental Hygienists Guide to Nutritional Care 5th Edition by Cynthia A. Stegeman


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Are you a dental hygienist looking to enhance your knowledge of nutritional care for optimal patient outcomes? Look no further than The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Nutritional Care, 5th Edition by Cynthia A. Stegeman. This comprehensive guide not only equips you with the essential principles of nutrition but also demonstrates how proper nutrition can significantly impact both oral and systemic health of your patients.

Here are some key highlights from the book:

  • Biochemistry chapter: Covers essential concepts tested on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE).
  • Vitamins and Minerals coverage: Focuses on the oral effects of micronutrients, providing a unique perspective.
  • Clinically relevant applications: Emphasizes patient education and dental hygiene considerations in each chapter.
  • Case studies and Health Applications: Illustrate how nutrition concepts can be applied to specific patient scenarios.

Additionally, the book includes learning features such as pretests, key terms with glossary definitions, and practice quizzes online for self-assessment and comprehension.

Updated content in the 5th edition addresses interdisciplinary practice, the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act, and expanded coverage on topics like older adults, vitamin D, and nutrigenomics. The latest federal nutrition standards including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Nutrition Facts label are also covered in detail. The book’s full-color illustrations have been updated to include more clinical photos and food-source images in the micronutrient chapters.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Is this book suitable for dental hygienists at all levels of experience?

Yes, the book is designed to cater to dental hygienists at various stages of their careers, providing foundational knowledge as well as advanced concepts.

2. Are there practical applications included in the book?

Absolutely, the book offers case studies and health applications to demonstrate how nutritional care can be integrated into real patient care scenarios.

3. How can I access the online practice quizzes?

Online practice quizzes are available for readers to test their understanding of the material. Details on accessing the quizzes are provided within the book.


The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Nutritional Care, 5th Edition is a valuable resource for dental hygienists seeking to elevate their practice through a thorough understanding of nutrition’s impact on oral health. With updated content, practical applications, and online resources, this book serves as a comprehensive guide for integrating nutritional care into patient treatment plans.

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