Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780323393072, 9780323445955

Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry

7th Edition

Authors: Frank Dowd Bart Johnson Angelo Mariotti
eBook ISBN: 9780323445955
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323393072
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 8th August 2016
Page Count: 864

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Gain a complete understanding of drugs affecting patient care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 7th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic principles of pharmacology, the ways that drugs affect the body, and the potential for adverse drug interactions. Developed by Frank Dowd, Barton Johnson, and Angelo Mariotti, with chapters from a team of expert contributors, this is the only book written by dental pharmacologists for the dental market. 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.

Key Features

  • Concise, comprehensive coverage helps you provide safe and effective dental care, exploring the fundamentals of pharmacology and clearly explaining actions of specific drug groups on systems in the human body in addition to covering special topics such as pain control, fear and anxiety, and oral complications of cancer therapy.
  • An emphasis on the dental applications of pharmacology shows how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in any medications the patient may be taking.
  • Practical appendices provide easy access to essential information, summarizing topics such as drug interactions in clinical dentistry, antiseptics and disinfectants, herbs, controlled substances, protein biopharmaceuticals, drugs used to treat glaucoma, and abbreviations.
  • Clinical Rationale for and Significance of Prescription Writing chapter and two appendices on drug prescribing cover both the medications that a patient may already be taking and drugs that a dentist may prescribe for treatment.
  • Nearly 50 expert contributors represent a diverse, authoritative panel of authors from many of the major dental schools.

Table of Contents

Part 1: 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: Pharmacogenomics
Part 2: Pharmacology of Specific Drug Groups
5. Introduction to Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
6. Cholinergic Agonists and Muscarinic Receptor Antagonists
7. Drugs Affecting Nicotinic Receptors
8. Adrenergic Agonists
9. Adrenergic Antagonists
10. Psychopharmacology: Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Drugs
11. Sedative-Hypnotics, Antianxiety Drugs and Centrally Acting Muscle Relaxants
12. Anticonvulsants
13. Antiparkinson Drugs
14. Local Anesthetics
15. General Anesthesia
16. Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists
17. Non-Opioid Analgesics; Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs; Antirheumatic and Antigout Drugs
18. Histamine and Histamine Antagonists
19. Antiarrhythmic Drugs
20. Drugs Used in Heart Failure
21. Antianginal Drugs
22. Diuretic Drugs
23. Antihypertensive Drugs
24. Lipid-Lowering Drugs
25. Antianemic and Hematopoietic Stimulating Drugs
26. Procoagulant, Anticoagulant, and Thrombolytic Drugs
27. Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
28. Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract
29. Pituitary, Thyroid and Parathyroid Pharmacology
30. Adrenal Corticosteroids
31. Insulin, Oral Hypoglycemics, and Glucagon
32. Steroid Hormones of Reproduction and Sexual Development
33. Antibiotic Therapy
34. Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
35. Immunotherapy
36. Antineoplastic Drugs
Part 3: Special Subjects in Pharmacology and Therapeutics
37. Medications for Management of Chronic, Non-Odontogenic Pain
38. Management of Fear and Anxiety
39. Drugs of Abuse
40. Toxicology
41. Drugs for Medical Emergencies
42. Clinical Rationale for and Significance of Prescription Writing
Appendix 1: Protein Biopharmaceuticals
Appendix 2: The Use of Herbs and Herbal Dietary Supplements in Dentistry
Appendix 3: Antiseptics and Disinfectants
Appendix 4: Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry
Appendix 5: Drugs Used to Treat Glaucoma
Appendix 6: Prescription Writing
Appendix 7: Controlled Substances and Drug Schedules
Appendix 8: Regulations and Drug Prescribing
Appendix 9: Glossary of Abbreviations


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About the Authors

Frank Dowd

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmacology; Professor, Department of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Bart Johnson

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, General Practice Residency Program, Swedish Medical Center; Private Practice, Seattle Special Dentistry, Seattle, WA

Angelo Mariotti

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH