Oral Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist 2nd Edition offers a comprehensive review of the principles of pharmacology and their application to dental hygiene practice
There is a significant amount of information about pharmacology in the medical/dental field of which it is important for the student and dental clinician to be cognizant. Pharmacology stands alone as a basic science but application of this information to dentistry must be applied to clinical settings to allow for the management of certain medical/dental conditions. Oral Pharmacology studies the principles of pharmacology and their application to dental hygiene practice. With this second edition, we have maintained those attributes while adding more information on the dental management of patients taking the more commonly prescribed drugs.
This Oral Pharmacology was written to (1) help students understand the fundamentals of pharmacology, (2) understand about the different medications their dental patient is taking, (3) show that many medications have oral adverse effects, and (4) show there is a connection among medicine, pharmacology, and dentistry.
Oral Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist reviews the basic concepts of pharmacology. Within most chapters are boxed-in “Patient Guidelines” sections that pertain to a specific drug that has oral adverse effects and explains how the patient can be instructed in how to maintain optimum oral health while taking that drug. “Rapid Dental Hints” remind students about key information or a task that should be performed related to the topic discussed. Additionally, there are Fun Facts found within many chapters that provide whimsical information about the disease or medications. “Quick Drug Guides” at the end of each chapter provide an easy reference to the drugs discussed within the chapter. Special sections on dental drug–drug interactions and prescriptions for common dental conditions are included. Trade names of drugs are in parentheses following the generic name. The extensive glossary should be used while reading the chapters.
The lastest information on treatment of patients on bisphosphonates and antibiotic prophylaxis of patients with total joint replacement is discussed.