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The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions

ISBN: 978-1-118-24529-3
492 pages
April 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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With new medications, medical therapies, and increasing numbers of older and medically complex patients seeking dental care, all dentists, hygienists, and students need to understand the background of common diseases, medical management, and dental management to coordinate and deliver safe care.

Written by more than 25 academicians and clinicians who are experts in the content areas, the evidence-based Practical Guide from the American Dental Association takes a patient-focused approach to help you deliver safe, coordinated oral health care for patients with medical conditions.

Systems-based, user-friendly format to save you time! 

  • Each chapter of this Practical Guide discusses individual conditions clearly organized under three headings: background, medical management, and dental management 
  • Other sections include: disease descriptions, pathogenesis, coordination of care between the dentist and physician, and key questions to ask the patient and physician

Key features that make this a must-have book:

  • Coverage of clinical topics including: Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Endocrine Disorders, Bleeding Disorders, Neurologic Disorders, Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders, Geriatric Health and Functional Issues, Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders, HIV/AIDS and Related Conditions and much more
  • Identification of risks related to hemostasis, susceptibility to infection, drug actions/interactions, and ability to tolerate dental care, specific to the patient’s medical condition
  • More than 200 clinical images – which you can downloaded from the book’s website!
  • Over 75 summary tables to help you digest vital information
  • Quick reference points and guides to key dental care issues in each chapter 
  • Companion website with downloadable images and tables and a webliography with click-through links to online sources at www.wiley.com/go/patton

Help your patients improve their oral and overall health. Order today!

You can purchase a print copy of this book directly from the American Dental Association.

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Contributors vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

List of Common Drugs xv

1. Medical History, Physical Evaluation, and Risk Assessment 3

2. Cardiovascular Diseases 25

3. Pulmonary Disease 43

4. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders 69

5. Renal and Urinary Tract Disease 95

6. Hepatic Disease 115

7. Gastrointestinal Disease 127

8. Hematological Disease 143

9. Bleeding Disorders 173

10. Autoimmune and Connective Tissue Diseases 191

11. HIV/AIDS and Related Conditions 217

12. Immunological and Mucocutaneous Disease 243

13. Head and Neck Cancer 257

14. Neurological Disorders 281

15. Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders 305

16. Substance Use Disorders 331

17. Developmental Defects of the Craniofacial Complex and Orthopedic Disorders 357

18. Geriatric Health and Functional Issues 381

19. Women’s Health 399

20. Medical Emergencies 425

Index 437

Companion website

This book is accompanied by a companion website: www.wiley.com/go/patton

The website includes:

• Webliography

• Powerpoints of all fi gures and tables from the book for downloading

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Lauren L. Patton, DDS, Professor and Chair, Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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  • Clinical manual designed to assist in the safe delivery of coordinated oral health care for patients with medical conditions
  • Consistent chapter formatting with coverage on background, medical management, and dental management for each condition
  • Topics include: Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease Endocrine Disorders, Bleeding Disorders, Neurologic Disorders, Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders, Geriatric Health and Functional Issues, Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders, HIV/AIDS and Related Conditions and much more
  • Includes over 200 images, over 75 tables, and numerous quick reference points in each chapter
  • Must-have resource for all dentists in practice
  • Companion website provides readers with downloadable images and tables, case studies, and a webliography with click-through links to online sources
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"This book is one any dental office should have on its shelves.  It is comprehensive and eminently readable. Who needs the Internet when you can search through a book like this?."  (Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society, 1 July 2013)

“The book provides a practical and easy-to-use resource for diagnosing diseases and making evidence-based treatment decisions to help manage these oral conditions . . . This publication is an excellent way for Wiley to help promote the ADA's mission of advancing the oral health of the public and raising public awareness of the importance of oral health to overall health.”  (Medical News, 4  October 2012)

“The book provides a practical and easy-to-use resource for diagnosing diseases and making evidence-based treatment decisions to help manage these oral conditions.”  (Phys.org, 3 October 2012)

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