Written and designed for first-year, first-semester dental hygiene programs, this easy-to-read and well-organized resource helps the reader develop basic introductory and practical skills. Each clinical process is written in a step-by-step fashion, an ideal format for the hands-on learner. Features: "Preclinical Tips" showcased in each chapter-interesting facts designed to measure and broaden the learner's knowledge. Fundamental objectives and key terms listed at the beginning of each chapter establish a basis for understanding. End-of-chapter review questions reinforce comprehension.