Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780323171113, 9780323294539

Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

7th Edition

Authors: Elena Haveles
eBook ISBN: 9780323294539
eBook ISBN: 9780323226233
Paperback ISBN: 9780323171113
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 17th March 2015
Page Count: 368

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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!

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage provides an in-depth understanding of the most commonly used drugs, how they work, and how they affect patients’ oral health and dental treatment options. 
  • A dental focus addresses the drug interactions of clinical interest in dentistry, with explanations as to why certain drugs are used or contraindicated in a dental treatment plan.
  • A logical format organizes chapters into four parts: 1) general pharmacologic principles, 2) drugs used in dentistry, 3) drugs that may alter dental treatment, and 4) special situations.
  • Clinical Skills Assessment offers review questions at the end of each chapter, helping you assess your knowledge of the material.
  • Dental Hygiene Considerations boxes show how principles of pharmacology apply specifically to dental hygienists.
  • Note boxes highlight important concepts, indications, contraindications, memory tools, warnings, and more.
  • Key terms are bolded and in color within each chapter and defined in a handy glossary. 
  • Summary tables and boxes serve as useful review and study tools with quick, easy-to-read summaries of key concepts.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter set goals for what you will accomplish and provide a useful study guide for examinations.
  • A bibliography in each chapter lists resource citations for additional research and study of dental-related topics.
  • Quick-reference appendixes include resources such as the top 200 drugs, medical acronyms, and information on herbal and dietary supplements.
  • A drug index provides easy look-up of specific drugs and types of drugs.

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. 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
Drug Index


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About the Author

Elena Haveles

Affiliations and Expertise

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