Learn how to provide dental care to any patient, regardless of existing medical conditions. Little and Falace's Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 9th Edition, has been thoroughly revised to give you the information you need to assess common problems, and make safe and healthy dental management decisions. The new addition includes expanded coverage of women's health issues and introduces a process for developing a medical-risk source. Also, each chapter features vivid illustrations and well-organized tables to give you in-depth details and overall summaries to help you get to the root of your future patients' needs.
Logical organization of conditions makes it easy for you to understand and follow the material as you prepare to treat patients.
Standardized assessment process helps you to ascertain the severity and stability of common medical disorders.
Dental management summary table summarizes important factors for consideration in the dental management of medically compromised patients.
Over 400 color images provide a visual guide and highlight key information.
Dental management box in each chapter allows you to locate key information for evaluating a medically compromised patient.
NEW! Thoroughly revised content provides you with the most current, evidence-based information you need to make dental management decisions.
NEW! Evidence-based process for creating a medical-risk score enables you to determine whether the benefit of treatment outweighs the risk of a complication.
NEW! Expanded coverage of women's health issues addresses issues specific to women that can impact dental management.
PART ONE: PATIENT EVALUATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT 1: Patient Evaluation and Risk Assessment PART TWO: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE 2: Infective Endocarditis 3: Hypertension 4: Ischemic Heart Disease 5: Cardiac Arrhythmias 6: Heart Failure (or Congestive Heart Failure) PART THREE: PULMONARY DISEASE 7: Pulmonary Disease 8: Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation 9: Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders PART FOUR: GASTROINTESTIAL DISEASE 10: Liver Disease 11: Gastrointestinal Disease PART FIVE: GENITOURINARY DISEASE 12: Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis 13: Sexually Transmitted Diseases PART SIX: ENDOCRINE AND METABOLIC DISEASE 14: Diabetes Mellitus 15: Adrenal Insufficiency 16: Thyroid Diseases 17: Pregnancy and Breast Feeding PART SEVEN: IMMUNOLOGIC DISEASE 18: AIDS, HIV Infection, and Related Conditions 19: Allergy 20: Rheumatologic and Connective Tissue Disorders 21: Organ and Bone Marrow Transplantation PART EIGHT: HEMATOLOGIC AND ONCOLOGIC DISEASE 22: Disorders of Red Blood Cells 23: Disorders of White Blood Cells 24: Acquired Bleeding and Hypercoagulable Disorders 25: Congenital Bleeding and Hypercoagulable Disorders 26: Cancer and Oral Care of the Patient PART NINE: NEUROLOGIC, BEHAVIORAL, AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS 27: Neurologic Disorders 28: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Behavioral Reactions to Illness 29: Psychiatric Disorders 30: Drug and Alcohol Abuse APPENDICES Appendix A: Guide to Management of Common Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office Appendix B: Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings Appendix C: Therapeutic Management of Common Oral Lesions Appendix D: Drug Interactions of Significance to Dentistry Appendix E: Alternative and Complementary Medicine of Potential Importance in Dentistry