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.