Original question:
We are in need of a list of core books for a Dental Hygienist program. I 
was wondering if anyone has access to such a list and wouldn't mind 
sharing it and/or any suggestions on finding appropriate books for a 
Dental Hygienist program.

Summary of responses (*thank you all for taking the time and sharing 
your hard work with me!!*)

The MLA Collection Development Section has a Web site with links to core 
lists. Here's what they have for Dentistry

MLA Dental Section Booklist - 2002/2003

Johnson RC, Mason FO, Sims RH. A basic list of recommended books and 
journals for support of clinical dentistry in a non-dental library. 
[Journal Article]
Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. 85(3):233-8, 1997 Jul.

Stowers, E.  "Building a Dental Science Collection in a General Academic 
Library."  [Journal Article]
Acquisitions Librarian No. 31/32:77-88, 2004. 

MLA's Dental Section folks have the expertise: 

Frank Mason won the MLA Louise Darling Award for his work on dental core 
lists and he is an editor for Doody Core Titles in the Health Sciences 
for dentistry subjects <>.

For other leads, There's also HealthWeb: Dentistry 
<>. I noticed that a link to Dental 
Hygiene is broken,

Of the topics listed in the list, you may be able to do without or 
minimize certain more technical topics for hygiene programs, especially 
if they are represented elsewhere on your campus. In addition to the 
books recommended in the booklist, I would also recommend the following 
books specifically on dental hygienist training.

Applied pharmacology for the dental hygienist / Barbara Requa-Clark. (2000)

Clinical practice of the dental hygienist / Esther M. Wilkins. (2005)

Dental hygiene theory and practice / Michele L. Darby and Margaret 
Walsh. (2003)

Dental hygiene in review / Christina B. DeBiase. (2002)

Fundamentals of periodontal instrumentation & advanced root 
instrumentation / Jill S. Nield-Gehrig. (2004)

Ethics and law in dental hygiene / Phyllis L. Beemsterboer. (2001)

High yield facts of dental hygiene / Demetra Daskalos Logothetis. (2003)

Mosby's comprehensive review of dental hygiene / [edited by] Michele 
Leonardi Darby. (2002)

Mosby's dental hygiene : concepts, cases, and competencies / editors, 
Susan J. Daniel, Sherry A. Harfst. (2004, 2002)

Oral pathology for the dental hygienist / Olga A.C. Ibsen, Joan Andersen 
Phelan. (2002, 2004)

Prentice Hall Healath's Q & A review of dental hygiene / [edited by] 
Caren M. Barnes, Michelle L. Sensat. (2002)

Saliva and oral health / edited by Michael Edgar, Colin Dawes, Denis 

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