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Essential Dental Therapeutics

David Wray (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-119-05739-0
208 pages
September 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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Essential Dental Therapeutics is a practical guide to drugs and their effects on dental care. Covering both medical and dental prescribing, all major categories of prescription drugs, their possible side effects, and potential drug interactions are discussed.  The medical section is succinct and easily understandable, providing busy dentists with the information they need about medical conditions and the drugs used to treat them. The dental section offers practical, straightforward information that is relevant to everyday dental prescribing. 

All clinical contributing authors are medically and dentally trained, and both strands are fully integrated throughout the text. Readers can test their knowledge by using the key topics and learning objectives at the start of each chapter, and by accessing the companion website featuring self-assessment questions. Essential Dental Therapeutics is a practical reference for dental students and practitioners, ensuring they are safe and informed in everyday practice. 

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Table of Contents

List of contributors vii

Preface ix

About the companion website xi

1 Introduction to pharmacology and therapeutics – pharmacodynamics 1
Alan Nimmo

2 Introduction to pharmacology and therapeutics – pharmacokinetics 7
Alan Nimmo

3 Introduction to pharmacology and therapeutics – drug safety 15
Alan Nimmo

4 Antimicrobials – antiseptics and disinfectants 23
Martina Shepard

5 Antimicrobials – antibiotics 31
Esther Hullah

6 Antimicrobials – antifungals 41
John Steele and Jenny Taylor

7 Antimicrobials – antivirals 47
John Steele and Jenny Taylor

8 Therapeutics of pain management 53
Roddy McMillan

9 Corticosteroids 65
Jenny Taylor and John Steele

10 Fluoride and toothpaste 69
Sabine Jurge

11 Treatments for dry mouth 73
Roddy McMillan

12 Therapeutics for medical emergencies in dental practice 77
Roddy McMillan

13 Central nervous system 1 – mood disorders 85
Alan Nimmo

14 Central nervous system 2 – neurodegenerative and acquired disorders 93

Alan Nimmo

15 Central nervous system 3 – genetic and developmental disorders 101
Alan Nimmo

16 Endocrine disorders 1 109
Alan Nimmo

17 Endocrine disorders 2 – diabetes mellitus 117
Alan Nimmo

18 Cardiovascular therapeutics 125
Roddy McMillan

19 The respiratory system 137
Martyn Ormond

20 Coagulation 145
Martina Shepard

21 Gastrointestinal pharmacology 153
Esther Hullah

22 Antineoplastic therapeutics 159
Jenny Taylor and John Steele

23 Vitamins and minerals 167
Sabine Jurge

24 Musculoskeletal therapeutics 175
Martyn Ormond

Index 181

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Author Information

About the Editor

David Wray is Emeritus Professor at the University of Glasgow, and previously Dean of the Glasgow Dental School, UK and the Hamdan bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is a former chair of the Dental Advisory Group of the British National Formulary, and his research interests include oral ulceration, candidal infections, mucosal immunology and facial pain.

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