Little and Falace’s Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 7th Edition


  • James W. Little, DMD, MS, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry-Minneapolis, MN;
  • Donald Falace, DMD, Professor and Division Chief, University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Science, Lexington, KY;
  • Craig Miller, DMD, MS, Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Oral Health Science, College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY, USA; and
  • Nelson L. Rhodus, DMD, MPH, Morse Distinguished Professor and Director, Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Radiology, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry and College of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN

Book Description

Ensure your patients’ health and safety! Practical guidance helps you determine the severity and stability of common medical disorders in the dental office, so you’ll always know how to proceed to provide the best possible care and avoid complications. Concise, clinically focused coverage details the basic disease process for each condition, along with the incidence and prevalence, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, currently accepted medical therapies, and recommendations for specific dental management.

  • Reference lists provide places where the reader can go to obtain more detailed information on the topics discussed in the chapter.
  • Dental Management Summary Table synthesizes important factors for consideration in the dental management of medically compromised patients.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings appendix provides certified standards for infection control.
  • Therapeutic Management of Common Oral Lesions appendix provides quick reference for lesions commonly encountered in dental practice.
  • Drug Interactions of Significance to Dentistry appendix alerts practitioners to potential drug interactions.
  • For the first time, the table of contents will be divided into parts by the category of medical condition, making it faster and easier for the dental professional to search by condition.
  • Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis, Chapter 2, incorporates the latest American Heart Association guidelines to help prevent endocarditis.
  • Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation, Chapter 8, discusses the systemic and oral effects of smoking and includes suggestions for encouraging smoker cessation.
  • Tuberculosis, Chapter 9, clearly defines related oral complications and adverse drug effects of the disease and identifies methods for management in dental patients.
  • Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders, Chapter 10, details obstructive sleep apnea and treatment options including oral appliances and surgical procedures.
  • Rheumatologic and Connective Tissue Disorders, Chapter 21, discusses treatment options for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Lyme Disease, and Sjögren’s Syndrome.
  • Chapters 23 and 24 highlight the oral complications of both red and white blood cell disorders.
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders, Chapters 28 and 29, provide guidelines for managing conditions like depression, eating disorders, anxiety, and schizophrenia, and indicate proper drugs for treatment.
  • Alternative Drugs Appendix provides treatment options from the growing areas of alternative and complementary medicine.

Editorial Reviews

Book Description

The only book of its kind to contain the very latest information of the dental management of patients suffering from specific medical problems –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

A great and helpful book, October 25, 2007
the book helped me in my training practice since i am a dental student. it listed in a very clear and simple way the special measures i must take when treating a patient with a medical condition. and the summery table in the begining of the book, is a quick and easyly understood resourse.
Good Text, September 17, 2009

This book was required for my dental hygiene class and everyone else bought the newer 7th edition, but I got by just fine with this one and they really are not that different.

Not for everyone, not anymore!, January 31, 2008
A little bit out-of-date in the way body systems are reviewed in the Center (body) part of the book. Principally, the single section that I found valuable throughout my Dental school was the summary review of systems that is offered at the front of the book, which worked as a fast reference (basically, I tore that section off from the rest of the book!). Nevertheless, it might still work in a better way when it comes to being used by some residents in certain fields like that of surgery, GPR, AEGD, and so forth where they need to go over the boring center (body) of the book.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 7 edition (July 24, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323045359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323045353
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds


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