Oral Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist / Edition 1

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A comprehensive oral pharmacology book that reviews the principles of pharmacology and their application to dental hygiene practice. Extremely practical, this book discusses many oral manifestations of drugs that the dental hygiene student should be aware of. Quick drug guides in the beginning of each chapter, fun facts, and unique rapid dental hints within each chapter help the reader understand different pharmacologic principles while reinforcing key information. Case studies extensively review the medical conditions, potential drug interactions and dental management of these interactions. Readers will easily be able to apply information learned from the book to everyday dental hygiene practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130492869
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I General Principles of Pharmacology

1 Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology

2 Prescription writing

3 Fundamental of Drug Action

4 Drug Interactions in Dentistry

Section II Drugs Used in Dental Practice

5 Drugs for Pain Control: Non-narcotic analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and Narcotic Analgesics

6 Antimicrobial agents: systemic and topical agents

7 Antiviral and Antifungal Agents

8 Local Anesthetics

9 Moderate Sedation and General Anesthetics

10 Fluorides in Dental Practice

11 Vitamins and Minerals

12 Pharmacologic Management of Oral Lesions/conditions

Section III Drugs Used by Dental Patients

13 Autonomic Drugs

14 Cardiovascular Drugs

15 Respiratory Drugs

16 Gastrointestinal Drugs

17 Anticonvulsants and Parkinsonism Drugs

18 Psychotropic Drugs

19 Endocrine/hormonal Drugs

20 Infectious Disease Drugs: Antiretroviral, Antituberculosis drugs and interferons

21 Antineoplastic and Immunosuppressant Drugs

22 Nutraceuticals

Section IV

Special Topics

1 Oral Manifestations of Drug Reactions

2 Bisphosphonates and Oral Health

3 Smoking Cessation Products

4 Medical Emergency Drugs in the Dental Office


1 Controlled Substances

2 Pregnancy and Breast Feeding

3 Drugs that cause photosensitivity


Answers to board review questions


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