Basic Principles of Pharmacology with Dental Hygiene Applications PDF

Basic Principles of Pharmacology with Dental Hygiene Applications PDF

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The primary goals of this textbook are to present up-to-date pharmacologic principles in an easy-to-read language while identifying applications of the information to every-day life of dental hygiene practice. The unique author team of Frieda Pickett, RDH, MS, a dental hygiene educator. and Giza Tethrhabray, DDS, MA, Professor of Oral Medicine and Pharmacology, have developed a text that coordinates prin-ciples of pharmacology with pathophysiology and identifies applications to the oral health treatment plan and treatment record information. Previous texts on this topic have not been directly relevant to clinical uses of pharmacologic information in dental hy-giene practice, whereas this textbook includes several useful subjects that are not found in other pharmacology textbooks for dental hygiene students. This information includes: • a chapter dealing specifically with adverse drug effect (Chapter 5) • a chapter dealing with substance abuse, which includes sources for assisting the oral health professional with a substance abuse problem (Chapter 23) • a chapter discussing herbal products used in oral can (Chapter 20) • an eight-page color insert containing clinical images of adverse drug effects • information on Canadian regulatory agencies The text emphasis is on drug products that are likely to be administered by dental hygienists or taken by dental patients. Detailed information on product selection is discussed in the chapters dealing with local and topical anesthetics, fluorides, and desensitizing agents. Attention is paid to the use of dental drugs in special populations, such as during pregnancy and lactation, or in client taking medications to control the effects of common chronic diseases. Because dental hygienists do not write prescriptions (other than in one province ofCanada), less emphasis is given to pharmacokinetics of various drug classifications than is found in other textbooks. This textbook cm be used in conjunction with the same author team’s Dental Drug Reference with Clinical Implica-tions, published in 2008, which includes detailed information on clinical considerations for the dental professional.

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