Oral Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist eBook (2e) : 9780133463309

Oral Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist eBook (2e)

Weinberg,M et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For courses in Oral Pharmacology and Dental Hygiene.


Oral Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist offers a comprehensive review of the principles of pharmacology and their application to dental hygiene practice. This practical textbook covers many oral manifestations of drugs of which the dental hygiene student should be aware. Quick drug guides, fun facts, and unique rapid dental hints in each chapter help students understand different pharmacologic principles while reinforcing key information. Case studies extensively review the medical conditions, potential drug interactions, and dental management of drug interactions.

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Table of contents
  • 1.      Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology
  • 2.      Fundamentals of Drug Action    
  • 3.      Autonomic Drug
  • 4.      Local Anaesthetics    
  • 5.      Sedation and General Anaesthetics
  • 6.      Drugs for Pain Control
  • 7.      Anti-infective Agents
  • 8.      Antiviral and Antifungal Agents
  • 9.      Antineoplastic and Immunosuppressant Drugs
  • 10.  Fluorides
  • 11.  Cardiovascular Drugs
  • 12.  Gastrointestinal Drugs
  • 13.  Respiratory Drugs
  • 14.  Neurologic Drugs
  • 15.  Psychotropic Drugs
  • 16.  Endocrine and Hormonal Drugs
  • 17. Herbal and Natural Remedies
  • Glossary 
  • Appendices
  •     A. Pregnancy and Breast Feeding
  •     B. Quick Drug Reference
  •     C. Drug Interactions in Dentistry
  • Case Studies
  • Answers and Explanations to Case Studies
  • Answers to Board Review Questions
  • Index
Features & benefits


Quick Drug Guide–located at the beginning of each chapter for easy reference.

  • Contains a complete list of all the drugs discussed in the chapter. 

Guidelines–Inform students about how the patient should take a specific drug and how the student should manage a patient taking that drug.


Case Studies–Help students integrate all information within the chapter and the book.


Board Review Questions–Prepare students for the pharmacology section of the national boards.


Rapid Dental Hints–remind students about key information or a task that should be performed that is related to the medical condition or drug topic.


Did You Know? Facts–Provide interesting information about a drug or medical condition.


Drug Classifications–an easy-to-use reference for drugs used in the textbook, complete with corresponding page numbers.


Drug Interactions–Many examples of drug-drug, drug-herb, drug-disease, and drug-food interactions are given within each chapter. The management of these interactions is also discussed.

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