Essential Human Disease for Dentists

1st Edition


  • Mark McGurk
  • Georgina Burke
  • Christopher Sproat
  • Key Features

    • Concentrates on the essential core of knowledge on human disease needed by the dentist.
    • Focuses on the implications of conditions and drug treatment for dental practice, with important practice points emphasized in boxes.
    • Uses standardised headings for each condition and concise text to make instant reference easy in clinical situations.
    • Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant conditions from cardiovascular and respiratory disease through to psychiatric disorders, extremes of age and pregnancy.
    • Covers an area that has considerable medicolegal relevance for today's dentists - failure to take account of pre-existing conditions or drug treatments may lead to litigation.
    • Includes procedures for dealing with medical emergencies in the dental surgery are described.
    • Illustrated in full colour.

    Table of Contents

    1 Assessment and risk management
    2 Cardiovascular history and examination
    3 Respiratory examination
    4 Gastroenterology
    5 Neurological disorders
    6 Endocrine disease
    7 Musculoskeletal diseases
    8 Liver and renal disease
    9 Haematology
    10 Skin diseases
    11 Infectious diseases
    12 ENT disorders
    13 Immunologically mediated diseases
    14 Psychiatric disorders
    15 Extremes of age
    16 Pregnancy
    17 Transplant patients
    18 Malignant disease
    19 Disability
    20 Health promotion
    21 Medical emergencies in dental practice
    22 Emergency kit
    23 Intravenous cannulation and IM injection


    © 2007
    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the editors

    Mark McGurk

    Mark is Thru-Tubing Fishing Product Line Manager with Baker Oil Tools. Since joining Baker Oil Tools in early 1997 Mark has held positions as thru-tubing operations engineer and live well Interventions operations manager based in the UK. Prior to that he spent 8 years working with coiled tubing service companies as a technical engineer. He relocated to Houston in September 2000 to take up his current position. Mark has written articles for various industry journals and co-authored numerous SPE papers. Mark is also a member of the International Coiled Tubing Association (Icota).

    Christopher Sproat

    Dr Chris Sproat is currently employed in the Maxillofacial Unit at Guy's Hospital London, working with Professor McGurk in the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques for head and neck surgery. His main current research interest is in the development of erbium laser for micro-endoscopic applications. Chris qualified in medicine from King's College London in 1990 with honours and prior to this studied dentistry including an BSc in basic medical sciences.