- Frieda Atherton Pickett, RDH, MS, Dental Hygiene Educator, Author, Lecturer, Former Associate Professor, Caruth School of Dental Hygiene, Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas
- Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA, Endowed Professor in Clinical Dentistry, Dental School Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Dental Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Basic Principles of Pharmacology with Dental Hygiene Applications presents up-to-date pharmacological principles and identifies applications of these principles in day-to-day dental hygiene practice. The text coordinates principles of pharmacology with pathophysiology and identifies applications to the oral health treatment plan and treatment record information. Coverage includes subjects not found in other pharmacology textbooks for dental hygiene students: adverse drug effects, drugs used by the dental hygienist, sources to help patients or personnel seek treatment for substance abuse problems, and herbal supplements. Each chapter includes case studies, self-study questions, end-of-chapter dental hygiene application summaries, and clinical application exercises.
- Key terms are bolded and the definitions are summarized on each chapter-opening page and in the glossary
- Self-study review questions identify and reinforce main concepts and provides a guideline for test preparation
- Boxes summarize dental hygiene applications of the chapter information
- Eight-page color insert illustrates the impact of adverse drug effects within the oral cavity
- Clinical application exercises are related to dental hygiene services, including issues that would be addressed by the dental hygienist as part of the drug history review and determination of treatment plan modifications
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