Cases for Student Dental Hygienists 2014
for Online Study to Prepare for National Board Exam (NBDHE)
~ from Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS

Basic Sciences & Oral Biology

Anatomy Online
Anatomy & Physiology Questions 
B and T Cells
Biology Book Online
Biology of the Human Dentition  

Cranial Nerves: watch the scalpel!!!
Code Exploration (PBS)
Dental Anatomy Coloring Book,, NEW 2nd edition
Dental Anatomy Fun One and Two
Digital Anatomist

Examination of the Head & Neck

Facial Bone Anatomy
Gray's Anatomy Online (NO DR. McDreamy!)
Gross Anatomy Practical Exam
Histology Mentor
Human Dentition
Human Genome Article by Slavkin
Immune System Overview
Instant Anatomy

Mixed Dentition Skulls

Molecular Cell Biology (animation fun!!!)

Muscles in Action

Netter Images (Neck)

Nerve Action


Oral Biology Course

Oral Environment (BEST Page)

Oral Examination
Oral Histology  

PCR Tutorial

RNAi on NOVA  (Wozzah!!!)

Skull Practical Exam


Visible Embryo


Classroom Activities, Community Dentistry & Public Health

Animated Teeth Quizzes
Bright Smiles, Bright Futures
Culture, Language and Health Literacy
Fluoride Issues (ADA)
K-12 Oral Health Education Curriculum (PowerPoint Presentations)

Open Wide and Trek Inside (NIH)
Preventing Dental Caries Through School-Based Sealant Programs

SmilePower Curriculum (ADA)

Special Needs Fact Sheets  with Guidance Info (UW and State of Washington)


Without Dental Care (PBS)

Colgate Patient Page for Professionals

Dental Care Page from Oral B and Crest


Instrumentation, Restorative, Patient Care & Pain Management

A Lesson In Ease-Case Study

Bonded Restorations
Comparison of Direct Restorative Dental Materials
Dental Biomaterials: Reporting of Adverse Reactions
Dental Cyberweb Restorative Case Studies 
From NobelBiocare

Guideline on Behavior Guidance for the Pediatric Dental Patient
Habits for Healthy Practice

Implant Case Studies

Matrix Placement

Oral Health Link (Mayo Clinic)

Pregnant Patient

Government Guidelines for Dentistry


General Cases in Dentistry

Case of the Month (Still the Best!!!)
Dialysis Case Study
Dr. Galil's Gross Anatomy Related Cases

Genetics and  Case Studies
MS Case Study
Web Cases

Free Library Case Study List

Google Dental Books

YouTube Case Study Playlist


General Reference & Board Review

Comparison of Dental Hygiene Clinical Exam Regional Testing Agencies (ADHA)
American Association of Dental Examiners (AADE) (State Dental Boards)
American Dental Association (ADA) National Board Dental Hygiene Examination
American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Clinical Examination Board Hints
Canadian National Dental Hygiene Certification Board
Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS)
DH Net: Research Site
Evidence-Based Dentistry (ADA)
Facebook NB Review 2014
How to Read a Paper
Medical Encyclopedia
Medical Student Sites
National Board Review, Inc. 
North East Regional Board (NERB) Online NB Review and Dental  CE

Study Guides and Strategies

Study Skills Guide for Students

Western Regional Examining Board (WREB)

Student Dental Hygienists Case Studies

Student Case #1 From Foothills College

Student Case #2 from Foothills College

Student Cases from MCC

#1 YouTube Case from Georgian College

#2 YouTube Case from Georgian College
ETSU YouTube Case Study

Legal & Ethical Concerns

Dental Litigation News  
Dental Ethics Course
Family Violence Intervention
Pregnant Patient (ADA)
Research Ethics



Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Case in Slideshare
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders (Nova)

Eating Disorders Video
Elderly Nutrition Course
Food and Nutrition 
Food Guide Pyramid
General Cases (Med School)
Nutrition and Aging Article

Nutrition Center Links
Nutrition Book
Nutrition Links
Smart Snacks
Vegetarian Nutrition Resource List


Pathology & Periodontology

*** Case Study of "Tom" ***

Blood Borne Pathogens
CRA/CAMBRA and the dental hygiene process of care
Caries Treatment Online Course 
Caries Overall Discussion
Cranial Reconstruction
Color Atlas of Oral Pathology
Dental Hygiene Diagnosis

Dental Biofilm (Plaque) One and Two
Derm Online Atlas
Diseased Skulls

Early Childhood Caries
Endodontic Case Studies
First Aid Case Studies
Forensic Textbook

Hyposalivation with Xerostomia Screening Tool (ADHA) (and YouTube on How to Use It)
Merck Manual for Dentistry
Oral Pathology Lab

Oral Pathology Sources

Oral Pathology Review

Oral Pathology Cases  

Oral Pathology Image Database  

Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology

Oral Complications of Chemotherapy & Head/Neck Radiation
Oral Health Resources
Oral Medicine Lectures
Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome
Pathology Outlines

Perioscopy System, Part 1: Utilization and Objectives (be sure to check out Part 2, 3, 4 in series by search)

Screening Physical Exam (Go to Head, etc.)


Throat disorders

Tobacco Cessation Links

Tobacco Cessation YouTube


Genetic Dental Abnormalities


Pharmacology & Emergency Medicine

ABCs of Pharmacology (NIGMS)
ASA Physical Status Classification System
Dental Emergencies (ADA)
Emergency Planning and Disaster Recover (ADA)

Emergency Medicine Plus
Meth Mouth (ADA)

Medical Emergencies in the Oral Health Care Setting

Medication Use and Xerostomia (Hyposalivation Tool cited!)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NLM - MedlinePlus
PDR Online

Premedication and Joint Replacement (2012)

Selecting Drugs for the Pregnant Patient (ADA)

Top Drugs for 2012 

Top 200 Drugs (scroll down)

Top 10 Prescribed Drugs (2011)



***Generate an Xray***

Buccal Rule in Radiology  

Case Studies
CBCT rules!  
Guide to Dental Radiographs (ADA and  FDA, 2012)
Image Gallery with CBCT

Label Tubehead / More Tubehead
Normal Maxillary and Mandibular Anatomy Questions
Tooth Development Panoramics
Why Switch to Digitial Radiographs? (ADA)


DH Links Page under Research

See ADHA Research Page


Coloring is being used in formal therapeutic settings such as eye-hand coordination development and to help heal victims of trauma.  Studies also show that coloring can reduce stress.

Regardless of your needs, there is so much to be gained by spending some time coloring. Choosing your colors and the gentle, repetitive motion of your hand as you bring color to paper helps quiet your mind - bringing your usual rapid-fire thoughts down to a much slower pace. So take a break from your studies and find your creative center! 

The diagrams have numbered leader lines with the labels given in a table below each diagram so that students can mask these out for purposes of self-testing. Students report that they find this can be an effective supplementary method for learning anatomy.

Featuring an array of coloring and labeling activities, the DACB provides an easy, fun, and effective way to memorize the structures of the head and neck region as well as the basic body systems affecting dentistry. Each chapter includes several images that you are asked to color and connect with corresponding labels. This edition adds more illustrations and NEW review questions with references to specific chapters in core textbooks where more in-depth explanations can be found.

Developed by Margaret Fehrenbach, a nationally renowned authority in dental professional education, this coloring book makes it easier to identify anatomic landmarks and understand the complex interrelationships involved in dental anatomy and physiology. Access to online student resources on the Evolve companion website for Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck, 4th Edition, including use of the Body Spectrum electronic anatomy coloring book.

Order Second Edition Amazon

Margaret at the 2013 ADEA Elsevier Booth with her new DAC Textbook

First Edition Reviews
Excellent resource! This book is the perfect addition to any Dental Anatomy course textbook. Great pictures, easy to understand.

Perfect addition to my dental hygiene books!!!, I am in my first semester of dental hygiene school and am so excited to have found this book!!! The curriculum is extremely demanding and there is so much information to learn in the beginning. This book has helped me in my detailed head/neck anatomy course and is a great refresher on other body systems. A definite must for the board exam!!!

I LOVE the dental anatomy coloring book you designed!! I wish I had something like this when I was in DH school. The pictures and the quality of the pages is fantastic.  It is a great and relaxing way for students to learn the anatomy!

Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS, donated copies of her Dental Anatomy Coloring Book to the Napa Dental Experience this year to help raise funds for our community service project, which assists transitioning youth in the foster program. The cover of the book alone piqued the interest of dental professionals, volunteers, and even the catering staff. It is obviously a good tool for students to learn head and neck structures, it is of value to anyone wanting to test their knowledge of dental anatomy, and it is also fun as well. 

The coloring book has received very good reviews on the Amazon site, but one reader seemed shocked such a book was not appropriate for children. My guess is that she missed “dental anatomy” and went right to “coloring book” before she purchased. Lory Laughter

Review by oh-so-serious BDJ...



Case Studies for Dental Hygiene Patient Care

Dental Hygienists are a community of professionals devoted to the prevention of oral disease and the promotion and improvement of the public's health. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals who provide educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to the public. As a healthcare professional, a dental hygienist is called on to know a wide range of information related to patient care. These links noted below only begin to show the range needed as a competent dental professional working within quality patient dental care! 

Student Dental Hygienists browse through the 200 plus sites of interest to you listed below by Margaret (now tablet/smart phone ready).  Be sure to also check out the associated webpage DH Links for even more in-depth information on research, patient care, and dental professional associations. Also check out an outline on the ASA PHYSICAL STATUS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (referenced in Wikipedia!) And it is always a good idea to join ADHA as a Student Member.

Dental hygiene faculty (present and future ones), view Margaret's Presentation on Diversity in Dental Hygiene Education or on her YouTube!

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Margaret hugging Nevi at the Hu-Friedy booth at the 2013 ADEA Exhibits - and no he did not hug back- after all he is a cool dude instrument...


Download Entire Textbooks???

Through Elsevier's Evaluation of Websites for Copyright Infringement, it has come to the Margaret's attention that certain sites that promise to download entire textbooks (PDFs) are really trying to trick users into providing personal information, credit card numbers, and/or installing malware on the computer.