Collection Policies

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
DENTAL HYGIENE AND DENTAL ASSISTING
 
Purpose
General Collection Guidelines
Collecting Codes
 
PURPOSE

The Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting offers programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and Master of Science with a major in Dental Hygiene.

The baccalaureate program in Dental Hygiene is designed to prepare men and women as professional dental hygienists, qualified for positions in a variety of health care settings and/or for graduate study in dental hygiene.

The master of science degree is obtained within a multidisciplinary framework that interrelates theory, research, and practical experience. The program integrates dental hygiene with the current and future issues of health care and society. Students may specialize in advanced practice, education, administration/management, research, gerontology, marketing and community health.

The office of Continuing Education offers courses leading to a certificate in Dental Assisting. The Dental Assisting program is designed to prepare qualified individuals for positions as chairside dental assistants, dental laboratory assistants, dental disease-control therapists, and office managers in the dental specialties and general dentistry.

The collection should support the research of faculty and the various subfields that comprise Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting. There will be an interest in the areas of biology, physiology, pharmacology, education, management, radiology, and psychology.

Collections from Dental Schools may be accessed by interlibrary loan and the world wide web and the library of the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA may have some needed material.
 

GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES

Language: English will be the primary language of the collection. It would be very unusual to collect in another language except for faculty research material.

Chronological Guidelines: There is no chronological guide for this collection and subject area.

Geographical Guidelines: U.S., Canada, and Great Britain will comprise the majority of the countries of origin of material for this collection with U.S. being foremost.

Treatment of Subject: Material on technique, textbooks, and standards would be useful in this collection.

Types of Material: Serials, monographs, videos, and electronic formats to include cdroms, web sites, and internet sites would serve this collection and new technology should always be review for its usefulness to Dental Hygiene and Assisting.

Date of Publication: Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting both use current material and seldom will use anything older than the last five years.

Other General Considerations:

 
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY COLLECTING CODES
key to collecting codes
 
LC CLASS
SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS
COLLECTING CODE
COMMENTS
LB 3455  Schoolchildren's teeth
3A
 
QM 306  Mouth anatomy 
3B
 
QM 311  Teeth anatomy 
3B
 
QP 88.6  Teeth physiology 
3B
 
QP 146  Mouth physiology 
3B
 
QR 47  Dental Microbiology 
3B
 
RK 27 to 29 Dictionaries, encyclopedias, nomenclature,terminology, abbreviations, 
communication in dentistry 
3B
 
RK 52,53,55 Public health aspects, Psychological aspects by age group, class 
3B
 
RK 58  Handbooks, manuals, general works 
3B
 
RK 60  Dental Hygiene as a profession; Preventative dentistry 
3B
 
RK 71,76,79, 80 
 
Study and teaching; General works; Continuing education; Dental auxiliary education; Research, Experimentation
3B
 
RK 240  Computer applications 
3A
 
RK 280  Oral and dental anatomy and physiology 
3B
 
RK 281  Nutritional aspects of tooth development and disease 
3B
 
RK 287  Atlases, pictorial works 
3B
 
RK 307  Oral and dental pathology 
3B
 
RK 309  Dental roentgenology 
3B
 
RK 322 - 331  Toothache, oral sepsis, dental deposits, dental carries 
3B
 
RK 351  Diseases of the dental pulp, root, and periapical tissue 
3B
 
RK 361  Diseases of the supporting structures of the teeth 
3B
 
RK 401  Diseases of the gums 
3B
 
RK 470  Diseases and dysfunctions of the tempromandibular joint 
3A
 
RK 501 - 508  Operative dentistry 
3A
 
RK 510 - 512  Operative dentistry; anesthesia in dentistry 
3A
 
RK 521 - 528  Orthodontics 
3A
 
RK 529 - 535  Oral surgery 
3A
 
RK 652 - 655  Dental technology; dental materials 
3B
 
RK 656 - 668  Dentures, complete dentures 
3B
 
RK 681  General works 
3B
 
RK 701  Material medica and pharmacology 
3B
 
 

Dental Hygiene
Date: July 1996
Linda Erickson