Prepared by an author of international renown, Scully's Handbook of Medical Problems in Dentistry offers a wealth of information in a handy easy-to-carry format. Containing over 250 colour photographs, artworks and tables, many of which have never been published before, this useful guide covers the main conditions seen in clinical practice together with their relevance to oral health care.
Frequently presented in an alphabetical format for ease of reference, the volume presents topics that range from medical history taking and perioperative assessment and planning to dealing with medical emergencies. The importance of age and gender is also explored together with specific medical and surgical conditions. Additional topics include infection control, therapeutic modalities, trauma, disability and vulnerable people.
Fully up-to-date with the latest international guidelines, the book is rich with 'relevance for dentistry' boxes, abundant full-colour line diagrams and clinical photographs to demonstrate essential information at a glance.
Scully's Handbook of Medical Problems in Dentistry will be ideal for all undergraduate dental and dental professional students, general practitioners, hospital based dental staff, post-graduates in specialist training and other members of the oral healthcare team.
Highlights the main points of human diseases and their relevance to oral healthcare in a practical way
Gives particular focus on areas that are of major concern to dentistry and oral healthcare e.g. allergies, bleeding tendencies, endocrine disorders - especially diabetes - gravid patients, hepatitis and other transmissible diseases, and malignant disease
Explains the process of risk assessment, pain and anxiety control, patient access and positioning, treatment modification and drug use
'Relevance for Dentistry' boxes highlight the most crucial aspects of specific conditions
Contains new national and international guidelines, further reading and up-to-date websites
More than meets the needs of the UK General Dental Council (GDC) document 'Preparing for practice; Dental team learning outcomes for registration'.
Ideal for all dental students, general dental practitioners and hospital-based dentists together with other oral healthcare staff who need to keep up to date with medical knowledge
Crispian Scully is a Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Oral Health-General Health; and is emeritus Professor at UCL. He is Co-Editor of Oral Diseases, Medicina Oral, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry. Crispian Scully is Past-President of the International Academy of Oral Oncology, European Association of Oral Medicine, British Society for Oral Medicine and British Society of Disability and Oral Health, he has served as Dean in Bristol and UCL; on the General Dental Council; on the Councils of the Royals colleges in Glasgow and Edinburgh; and on committees of NICE and CRUK, He has written and edited over 45 books, written over 150 book chapters and has over 1000 papers cited on MEDLINE. He has received the CBE, University of Helsinki Medal of Honour, University of Santiago de Compostela Medal, University of Granada Medal, Fellowship of UCL, and honorary degrees from the Universities of Athens, Granada, Helsinki and Pretoria. He has received the UK Dental Award for the Most Outstanding Achievements in Dentistry, the Awards of the Spanish Society for Oral Medicine and the Hellenic Society for Oral Medicine, and the International Award of the Spanish Society for Oral Surgery.
1 Health 2 Healthcare 3 Main emergencies 4 Age and gender 5 System synopses 6 Trauma 7 Infections 8 Chemical dependence (drug addiction) 9 Therapeutic modalities 10 Disability, vulnerability and impairment Appendix: Normal test values