Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist


  • Elena Haveles, BS Pharm, Pharm D, Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology, School of Dental Hygiene, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

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!
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Book information

  • Published: February 2010
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09481-8

Table of Contents

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