Use your knowledge of pharmacology to enhance oral care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 6th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient's health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic fundamentals of pharmacology, special topics such as pain control, fear and anxiety, and oral complications of cancer therapy, and most importantly, the actions of specific drug groups on the human body. 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.
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.
New to this Edition
New Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics chapter covers the effects of genetic traits of patients on their responses to drugs.
A NEW introductory section offers tips for the study of dental pharmacology and relates pharmacology to dental considerations.
An updated discussion of drug-drug interactions covers the harmful effects of mixing medications.
Coverage of adverse effects and mechanisms of COX-2 inhibitors, antibiotic prophylaxis, and antiplaque agents explains the dental risks relating to common drug treatments.
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
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 Corticosteroids
36 Insulin, Oral Hypoglycemics and Glucagon
37. Steroid Hormones of Reproduction and Sexual Development
38. Principles of Antibiotic Therapy
39. Antibacterial and Antibiotic Drugs
40. Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
42. Antineoplastic Drugs
43. Aliphatic Alcohols
44. Anticaries Agents
45. Antiplaque/Antigingivitis Agents
46. Antiseptics and Disinfectants
Part III Special Subjects in Pharmacology and Therapeutics
47. Analgesic Use for Effective Pain Control
48. Management of Fear and Anxiety
49. Antibiotic Prophylaxis
50. Oral Complications of Cancer Therapy
51. Drugs of Abuse
53. Geriatric Pharmacology
54. Drugs for Medical Emergencies
55. Prescription Writing and Drug Regulations
56. Alternative Medicine in Dentistry
Appendix I Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry
Appendix II Glossary of Abbreviations
By John A. Yagiela, DDS, PhD, 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 J. Dowd, DDS, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology; Professor, Department of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE; Bart Johnson, DDS, MS, Director, General Practice Residency Program, Swedish Medical Center; Private Practice, Seattle Special Dentistry, Seattle, WA; Angelo Mariotti, DDS, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH and Enid A. Neidle, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology, New York University, New York, NY; Former Assistant Executive Director, Scientific Affairs, American Dental Association, Chicago, IL