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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.
The book contains two-color illustrations.
|Sect. 1||General Principles||1|
|1||Information, Sources, and Regulatory Agencies||3|
|2||Drug Action and Handling||15|
|Sect. 2||Drugs Used in Dentistry||73|
|6||Nonopioid (Nonnarcotic) Analgesics||103|
|7||Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics and Antagonists||129|
|9||Antifungal and Antiviral Agents||197|
|13||Vitamins and Minerals||277|
|14||Oral Conditions and Their Treatment||303|
|Sect. 3||Drugs That May Alter Dental Treatment||319|
|18||Autacoids and Antihistamines||395|
|22||Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Drugs||455|
|Sect. 4||Special Situations||473|
|24||Pregnancy and Breast Feeding||487|
|App. A||Top 200 Drugs||533|
|App. B||The Latest Drugs on the Market||541|
|App. C||Commonly Prescribed Dental Drugs||545|
|App. D||Medical Acronyms||557|
|App. E||Medical Terminology||561|
|App. F||Internet Searches||563|
|App. G||What If ...?||567|
|App. H||Oral Manifestations - Xerostomia and Taste Changes||575|
|App. I||Altered Pharmacokinetics||579|
|App. J||Natural/Herbal Products||581|
Posted February 19, 2004
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 3, 2003
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.