A guide to the pharmacologic agents - their uses, doses, complications - in dentistry. The book provides comprehensive coverage of the pharmacologic approach to patient care, in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of orofacial diseases and their manifestations.
Handbook of Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics is a supplement to lectures given in dental schools on the subject of pharmacology in dental practice. The author describes dental therapeutics and pharmacology including the prescription of drugs, legislation of dangerous drugs, posology (dosage), weights and measures, frequency, or administration. He explains the sedatives, hypnotics, and anticonvulsants: he notes that narcotics can depress (not uniformly) all the tissue in the human body. The author also describes the mode of action and the stages induced in general anesthesia; the classification, action, and the therapeutics of analgesics (antipyretics, opiates, synthetic opiates). An interesting subject concerns analeptics or restoratives to resurrect the dying that includes stimulants of the central nervous systems (ephedrine, amphetamine, strychnine). Visits to the dentists should include obtundents and counter-irritants that dull sensation to pain. The author notes that in drilling cavities, the sharper the bur, the less obtundent needed. The author also addresses other drugs (hemostatic, anticoagulants) and those acting on the cardiovascular system or on the blood vessels. This handbook can prove useful for dentists, dental aides, pharmacologists, practitioners of general medicine, as well as students of dental medicine.
This book is specially written to satisfy the needs of the modern dental course in relation to basic and applied pharmacology. It will be invaluable to all dental students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. The new edition is completely revised and updated, and includes a number of new topics.
This book is written mainly for Undergraduate Dental Students. Its user-friendly format provides knowledge of pharmacology without extraneous details—as needed by BDS students. The book will also be useful for practicing Dentists and Pharmacy students. Meets the requirement of the syllabus proposed by Dental Council of India (DCI) Includes drugs with dose, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, drug interactions and therapeutic uses Supplemented with the addition of some new topics like Pharmacovigilance and Drug Dosage Forms Contains important medical emergencies in dental practice and oral side effects of drugs in tabular format Large number of diagrams, flowcharts and tables will facilitate quick learning and greater retention of the concepts Thoroughly updated edition that highlights the important aspects of pharmacology for students pursuing undergraduate courses in Dentistry