Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 6th Edition

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Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 6th Edition


Easy to read and easy to follow, Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 6th Edition provides an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology. It covers the most common drugs that you will encounter in clinical practice —the drugs a patient may already be taking and the drugs prescribed by the dentist. A logical and consistent organization makes it easy to look up drug group indications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and dosages. Ensure patient safety with this essential reference!

  • Drug interactions are emphasized, with explanations of why specific drugs may or may not be appropriate for use in a dental treatment plan.
  • Note boxes highlight important concepts, indications, contraindications, memory tools, warnings, and more.
  • Chapter review questions help you assess your understanding.
  • Informative appendixes make it easy to look up need-to-know information.
  • A new Hygiene-Related Oral Disorders chapter summarizes prevention and treatment of dental caries, gingivitis, and tooth hypersensitivity.
  • A new Natural/Herbal Products and Dietary Supplements chapter relates this fast-growing area to dental hygiene.
  • New Dental Hygiene Considerations boxes show how principles of pharmacology apply specifically to dental hygienists.
  • Additional illustrations and tables simplify difficult concepts, including topics such as receptors and metabolism.
  • A new full-color insert illustrates examples of many common oral pathological conditions.

Part One: General Principles

1. Information, Sources, Regulatory Agencies, Drug Legislation, and Prescription Writing

2. Drug Action and Handling

3. Adverse Reactions

Part Two: Drugs Used in Dentistry

4. Autonomic Drugs

5. Nonopioid (Nonnarcotic) Analgesics

6. Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics and Antagonists

7. Antiinfective Agents

8. Antifungal and Antiviral Agents

9. Local Anesthetics

10. General Anesthetics

11. Antianxiety Agents

12. Vitamins and Minerals

13. Oral Conditions and Their Treatment

14. Hygiene-Related Oral Disorders NEW!

Part Three: Drugs That May Alter Dental Treatment

15. Cardiovascular Drugs

16. Anticonvulsants

17. Psychotherapeutic Agents

18. Autocoids and Antihistamines

19. Adrenocorticosteroids

20. Other Hormones

21. Antineoplastic Drugs

22. Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Drugs

Part Four: Special Situations

23. Emergency Drugs

24. Pregnancy and Breast Feeding

25. Drug Abuse

26. Natural/Herbal Products and Dietary Supplements NEW!


A. Top 200 Drugs

B. Medical Acronyms

C. Medical Terminology

D. What If…

E. Oral Manifestations: Xerostomia and Taste Changes

F. Children’s Dose Calculations


Drug Index


Elena Bablenis Haveles, BS Pharm, Pharm D, Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology, School of Dental Hygiene, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; Instructor, Pharmacy Technician Program, Stratford University, Virginia Beach, VA
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