Easy to read and easy to follow, this practical text provides an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology. It covers the most common drugs that you will encounter in clinical practice -the drugs a patient may already be taking and the drugs prescribed by the dentist. A logical and consistent organization makes it easy to look up drug group indications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and dosages. Ensure patient safety with this essential reference!
Comprehensive coverage provides an in-depth understanding of the most commonly used drugs, how they work, and how they affect patients' oral health and dental treatment options.
A dental focus addresses the drug interactions of clinical interest in dentistry, with explanations as to why certain drugs are used or contraindicated in a dental treatment plan.
A logical format organizes chapters into four parts: 1) general pharmacologic principles, 2) drugs used in dentistry, 3) drugs that may alter dental treatment, and 4) special situations.
Clinical Skills Assessment offers review questions at the end of each chapter, helping you assess your knowledge of the material.
Dental Hygiene Considerations boxes show how principles of pharmacology apply specifically to dental hygienists.
Note boxes highlight important concepts, indications, contraindications, memory tools, warnings, and more.
Key terms are bolded and in color within each chapter and defined in a handy glossary.
Summary tables and boxes serve as useful review and study tools with quick, easy-to-read summaries of key concepts.
Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter set goals for what you will accomplish and provide a useful study guide for examinations.
A bibliography in each chapter lists resource citations for additional research and study of dental-related topics.
Quick-reference appendixes include resources such as the top 200 drugs, medical acronyms, and information on herbal and dietary supplements.
A drug index provides easy look-up of specific drugs and types of drugs.
NEW! Updated coverage reflects the latest changes and advances relating to dental treatment, such as adverse drug reactions, antibiotic prophylaxis, osteonecrosis of the jaw, cardiovascular and cholesterol guidelines, oral anticoagulant drugs, and type 2 diabetes.
NEW! Full-color design includes additional illustrations showing basic principles and internal processes, along with photographs of oral conditions and side effects.