Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry

By

  • John Yagiela, DDS, PhD, Professor and Chair, Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, Professor of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Frank Dowd, DDS, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology; Professor, Department of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Bart Johnson, DDS, MS, Director, General Practice Residency Program, Swedish Medical Center; Private Practice, Seattle Special Dentistry, Seattle, WA
  • Angelo Mariotti, DDS, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Enid Neidle, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology, New York University, New York, NY; Former Assistant Executive Director, Scientific Affairs, American Dental Association, Chicago, IL

Use your knowledge of pharmacology to enhance oral care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 6th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic fundamentals of pharmacology, special topics such as pain control, fear and anxiety, and oral complications of cancer therapy, and most importantly, the actions of specific drug groups on the human body. Whether you’re concerned about the drugs a patient is already taking or the drugs you prescribe for treatment, this book helps you reduce risk and provide effective dental care.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2010
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09427-6


Table of Contents

Part I Principles of Pharmacology

1. Pharmacodynamics: Mechanisms of Drug Action

2. Pharmacokinetics: The Absorption, Distribution, and Fate of Drugs

3. Pharmacotherapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs

4. Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics NEW!

Part II Pharmacology of Specific Drug Groups

5. Introduction to Autonomic Nervous System Drugs

6. Adrenergic Agonists

7. Adrenergic Blocking Drugs

8. Cholinergic Drugs

9. Antimuscarinic Drugs

10. Drugs Affecting Nicotinic Receptors

11. Introduction to Central Nervous System Drugs

12. Psychopharmacology: Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Drugs

13. Sedative-Hypnotics, Antianxiety Drugs, and Centrally Acting Muscle Relaxants

14. Anticonvulsants

15. Antiparkinson Drugs

16. Local Anesthetics

17. Principles of General Anesthesia

18. Agents Used in General Anesthesia, Deep Sedation and Conscious Sedation

19. Introduction to Antinociceptive Drugs

20. Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists

21. Nonopioid Analgesics, Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs, and Antirheumatic

and Antigout Drugs

22. Histamine and Histamine Antagonists

23. Drugs Affecting Serotonin, Antimigraine Drugs, and Drugs for Other Pain

Syndromes

24. Antiarrhythmic Drugs

25. Cardiac Glycosides and Other Drugs Used in Heart Failure

26. Antianginal Drugs

27. Diuretic Drugs

28. Antihypertensive Drugs

29. Lipid-Lowering Drugs

30. Antianemic and Hematopoietic Stimulating Drugs

31. Procoagulant, Anticoagulant, and Thrombolytic Drugs

32. Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System

33. Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract

34. Pituitary, Thyroid and Parathyroid Pharmacology

35. Adrenal Corticosteroids

36 Insulin, Oral Hypoglycemics and Glucagon

37. Steroid Hormones of Reproduction and Sexual Development

38. Principles of Antibiotic Therapy

39. Antibacterial and Antibiotic Drugs

40. Antifungal and Antiviral Agents

41. Immunotherapy

42. Antineoplastic Drugs

43. Aliphatic Alcohols

44. Anticaries Agents

45. Antiplaque/Antigingivitis Agents

46. Antiseptics and Disinfectants

Part III Special Subjects in Pharmacology and Therapeutics

47. Analgesic Use for Effective Pain Control

48. Management of Fear and Anxiety

49. Antibiotic Prophylaxis

50. Oral Complications of Cancer Therapy

51. Drugs of Abuse

52. Toxicology

53. Geriatric Pharmacology

54. Drugs for Medical Emergencies

55. Prescription Writing and Drug Regulations

56. Alternative Medicine in Dentistry

Appendix I Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry

Appendix II Glossary of Abbreviations