Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

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by Barbara S. Requa-Clark
     
 

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Provides up-to-date, accurate information on some of the most important topics for dental hygiene students, including antineoplastic drugs, respiratory and gastrointestinal drugs, hormones, and drugs used to treat common oral entities. The book is organized into four sections that deal with the basic principles of pharmacology, drugs grouped by class, mainteinance

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Provides up-to-date, accurate information on some of the most important topics for dental hygiene students, including antineoplastic drugs, respiratory and gastrointestinal drugs, hormones, and drugs used to treat common oral entities. The book is organized into four sections that deal with the basic principles of pharmacology, drugs grouped by class, mainteinance drugs, emergency drugs and what effects pregnancy and breast feeding have on dental treatment, drug interactions, and drug abuse. Numerous tables and colorful graphics are included.

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5 Stars! from Doody
Michael F. Gewerth
This book is a compilation of current informationavailable from the field of pharmacology as it impacts on themanagement of patients by the dental hygienist. The purpose is toeducate dental hygienists in a manner which prepares them to managepatients who may be taking a wide variety of medications. It isintended for training dental hygiene students as well as to serve as auseful reference for practicing dental hygienists. The contentsinclude two-color charts, current reference material, and flow charts.These are easy-to-use reference sources to quickly assess patientmedications and their impact on planned dental care. Keeping up withchanges in pharmacology is imperative for the safe and effectivepractice of dental medicine. This text serves to better define theindications for pre-medication and drug interactions relative to dentalhygiene treatment. The reference section is extremely useful tosupport clinical decision making. It should also prove to be veryuseful in the arena of teaching, continuing education, in-service, andtraining lectures. Finally this book will be of value when patientspose questions regarding the medications they are taking. The authorhas done an excellent job of addressing these issues through thistext.

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ISBN-13:
9780323005227
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Pages:
512

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Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is unfortunate that this book has been published. It is full of errors and is poorly organized. The author's attempts at humor are not only inappropriate in an academic text book, but they are also just plain immature (i.e. Referring to the sacral nerves as the 'butt nerves'). I suppose this text was originally intended to be written for dentists and dental students, but the sheer stupidity and immaturity of the text caused the editors to designate it only for the 'dental hygienist' in the title. Your money should not be wasted on this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a poor excuse for a serious text. There are several errors per chapter. The information is presented in what at first seems a logical approach and then the reader is completely baffled by the authors attempt to clarify a point by muddying the water. There is not enough space here, nor time in the day to point out the numerous problems with this text. If you want a good laugh, puchase this confusing tome. If you want serious literature concerning the subject of therapeutic pharmacology I suggest that one spends their cash with another author.