Key Features

  • Information is specifically tailored to dentistry by pointing out the dental significance or implications of each subject, including how conditions, medications, emergencies, and more can affect dental treatment.
  • Consistent concise organization makes it easy to locate key information.
  • Covers over 300 topics from simple pharmacologic information to rare medical diseases.
  • Includes ICD-9 CM and CPT diagnostic/treatment codes for insurance records and categorization with outside agencies to help professionals and staff understand how particular conditions fit into insurance continuums and facilitate better communication with outside groups.
  • Discusses when a treatment should/can be referred to other health care providers.
  • Appendices present facts and tips related to a variety of more common conditions in one location for easier treatment planning
  • Clinical algorithms chart possible paths for managing common conditions to expedite decision making.
  • Reference listings suggest reliable sources for more in-depth reading on each topic.
  • CD-ROM contains 950 patient education handouts in English and Spanish to enhance communication between practitioners and their patients.

Table of Contents

Section I: Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologic Conditions

Section II: Medical Diseases and Conditions

Section III: Emergencies

Section IV: Drugs

Section V: Anesthesia

Appendix 1: Common Helpful Information for Medical Diseases and Conditions

Appendix 2: Clinical Algorithms

Index

Details

No. of pages:
592
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323034258
Electronic ISBN:
9780323079006

About the authors

James Hupp

Affiliations and Expertise

Founding Dean and Professor of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

F. Firriolo

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Division of Diagnostic Sciences, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry, University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, Louisville, KY, USA