Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry

6th Edition


  • John Yagiela
  • Frank Dowd
  • Bart Johnson
  • Angelo Mariotti
  • Enid Neidle
  • Key Features

    • An emphasis on the dental applications of pharmacology relates drugs to dental considerations in clinical practice.
    • Dental aspects of many drug classes are expanded to include antibiotics, analgesics, and anesthetics.
    • The Alternative Medicine in Dentistry chapter discusses chemicals used as alternative medicines and assesses their potential benefits and risks.
    • The Nonopioid Analgesics chapter groups together non-opioid analgesics, nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and antirheumatic and antigout drugs, making these easier to locate and study.
    • Coverage of the endocrine system includes four separate chapters for the most comprehensive coverage.
    • Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry appendix lists potential interactions between drugs a patient is taking for nondental conditions and drugs that may be used or prescribed during dental treatment, including effects and recommendations.
    • Glossary of Abbreviations appendix includes the most common abbreviations used for drugs or conditions.

    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


    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


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    About the authors

    John Yagiela

    Affiliations and Expertise

    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

    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

    Enid Neidle

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology, New York University, New York, NY; Former Assistant Executive Director, Scientific Affairs, American Dental Association, Chicago, IL