Covering the most commonly used drugs in dentistry, Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 7th Edition provides an in-depth understanding of the pharmacologic principles needed for safe and effective dental treatment and oral health care. It discusses drug properties and mechanisms of action, dosages, intended effects, interactions, and adverse reactions — both for the medications a patient may already be taking and for the drugs prescribed by the dentist. New to this edition are topics such as drug-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis to reduce the risk of infection, cholesterol and cardiovascular guidelines, and new information on type 2 diabetes. Written by dental hygiene educator Elena Haveles, this trusted text prepares you for the expanding role of the dental hygienist!
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. Oral Conditions and Their Treatment 13. Hygiene-Related Oral Disorders
Part Three: Drugs That May Alter Dental Treatment 14. Drugs for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 15. Drugs for the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases 16. Drugs for the Treatment of Seizure Disorders 17. Drugs for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders 18. Adrenocorticosteroids 19. Drugs for the Treatment of Respiratory Disorders 20. Drugs for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis 21. Drugs for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus 22. Drugs for the Treatment of Other Endocrine Disorders 23. Antineoplastic Drugs
Part Four: Special Situations 24. Emergency Drugs 25. Pregnancy and Breast Feeding 26. Drug Abuse 27. Natural/Herbal Products and Dietary Supplements Appendix A: Top 200 Drugs Appendix B: Medical Acronyms Appendix C: Medical Terminology Appendix D: What if… Appendix E: Oral Manifestations: Xerostomia and Taste Changes Appendix F: Children’s Dose Calculations Appendix G: Photo Credits Listing Glossary Drug Index Index