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A Critical Resource with Information You Won't Find Anywhere Else.
Dentists of all specialties prescribe drugs for their patients, from pain medications to sedatives to antibiotics, and know all too well that making an evidenced-based decision on which drug to prescribe is more than just looking up a drug on the computer or PDA and requires more comprehensive consideration than the current drug reference books offer.
For example, should an antibiotic be prescribed for implant placement or for sinus augmentation procedures? If so, what antibiotic is recommended (backed up with references), when should it be started, and for how long? Which is the antibiotic of choice for an odontogenic infection and how do you know if that antibiotic is working?
Improve Your Decision Making with this Essential Guide. The Dentist’s Drug and Prescription Guide is the only book to offer comprehensive coverage of this topic and has quickly become the go-to reference for dental students, general dentists, periodontists, oral surgeons, dental hygienists.
Written for dental professionals seeking quick advice on prescribing medications for their patients, the book offers:
An easy-to-read question-and-answer format, the text describes evidenced-based pharmacologic therapy with current and up-to-date references regarding adjunctive pharmacologic treatment of the dental patient
Easy-to-follow drug tables that summarize the main pharmacologic features of the different disciplines, including periodontics, implantology, oral surgery, and endodontics, with recommendations for pharmacologic treatment with periodontal and implant surgery as well as treatment of periodontal diseases, dental pain, and infection
Detailed strategies to manage and prevent drug interactions in the dental practice
Instructions and guidelines for the patient on how to take the drugs (e.g., to avoid GI upset when taking antibiotics acidophilus or yogurt can be taken).
Plus, sample prescriptions, coverage of proper documentation in the patient's chart, and more!
“This is a great reference to have on hand for dental practitioners and for those who will be providing oral healthcare to a diverse patient population. The authors have effectively organized the book into a guide that is simple to follow while making pharmacology and prescribing medications across the formulary an easy exercise. I have used a number of clinical pharmacology books for dental practice, and this ranks highly as one that is up-to-date and very user-friendly.” (Doody’s, 8 November 2013)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Janet H. Southerland, DDS, MPH, PhD (Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry) Description: This book uses a thorough and integrative approach to guide dental practitioners through a review of pharmacology and the use of drugs in the practice of dentistry. A series of commonly asked questions introduces basic concepts of pharmacology to help dental clinicians understand drug actions, interactions, and dosages. A number of quick reference tables throughout the book enable easy access to information on commonly used drugs and dosages as well as altered doses needed for pediatric, medically complex, and elderly patients. Purpose: The stated purpose is to explain the rationale for prescribing various medications for different dental conditions and to help dental practitioners choose the appropriate medication. In addition, the book will help practitioners understand how drugs produce their effect and the different pharmacological actions and adverse effects that drugs can generate. Intended as a quick reference guide to current drug therapy and evidence-based prescribing methods, the book is well organized so that information on medications can be accessed using the drug formulary. The book includes additional topics such as herbal and natural remedies, smoking cessation therapy, antibiotic prophylaxis, and others, which make the book a more complete guide. Audience: It is intended for dental professionals seeking quick advice on prescribing medications for their patients. Because of the easy-to-read format and the organization of the material, it also is an excellent reference for dental residents and dental students who have successfully completed their course work in pharmacology. Features: The book provides a comprehensive review of pharmacology particularly as it relates to drug actions, interactions, and dosing. It demonstrates how to effectively calculate dosages based on weight and covers decreases needed in instances of systems diseases. It includes descriptions of drug categories as well as formulary indexes. The book also covers prescription writing and provides examples. Unique features are the question-answer format and the inclusion of the additional topics of smoking cessation therapy, bisphosphonates, and natural remedies. This is a thorough review and a good guide for dental providers. Assessment: This is a great reference to have on hand for dental practitioners and for those who will be providing oral healthcare to a diverse patient population. The authors have effectively organized the book into a guide that is simple to follow while making pharmacology and prescribing medications across the formulary an easy exercise. I have used a number of clinical pharmacology books for dental practice, and this ranks highly as one that is up-to-date and very user-friendly.
Mea Weinberg, DMD, MSD, RPh, is a practicing periodontist and licensed pharmacist, giving her a unique position in the fields of dentistry and pharmacology. She is a clinical associate professor of Periodontology and Implantology at New York University.
Stuart J. Froum, DDS is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Research at the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, New York University Krieser Dental Center. He maintains a Private Practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in New York City. He has lectured nationally and internationally, has authored over 100 published research articles, and authored and contributed to five books related to periodontics and implant dentistry. He is the editor of the book “Dental Implant Complications: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment”. Dr. Froum is President Elect of the American Academy of Periodontology.