Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist,
Edition 9
By Elena Bablenis Haveles, BS Pharm, Pharm D

Publication Date: 10 Jan 2023

With a focus on the most commonly used drugs in dentistry, Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 9th Edition provides an in-depth understanding of the pharmacologic principles needed for safe and effective dental treatment and oral health care. It discusses drug properties and mechanisms of action, dosages, intended effects, interactions, and adverse reactions — both for the medications a patient may already be taking and for the drugs prescribed by the dentist.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage with a dental hygiene focus provides you with an in-depth understanding of the most commonly used drugs, how they work, and how they affect patients’ oral health and dental treatment options.
  • Multiple opportunities for classroom and board exam prep offers a clinical case study and review questions at the end of each chapter and practice quizzes on the companion Evolve website to help you assess your knowledge of the material.
  • Learning features include Dental Hygiene Considerations, summary boxes and tables, and Note boxes to highlight key concepts.
  • Key terms are bolded and in color within each chapter and defined in a handy glossary for mastering vocabulary.
  • Engaging full-color design includes illustrations showing basic principles and internal processes, along with photographs of oral conditions and side effects.
  • Separate drug index provides easy look-up of specific drugs and types of drugs.
  • Quick-reference appendixes include resources such as medical terminology, medical acronyms, and information on dose calculations for children.

New Features

  • NEW! Updated drug content throughout, including new side effects and warnings for many commonly seen drugs.
About the author
By Elena Bablenis Haveles, BS Pharm, Pharm D, Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology, School of Dental Hygiene, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA and Instructor, Pharmacy Technician Program, Stratford University, Virginia Beach, VA
Table of Contents
Part I: General Principles
1. Information, Sources, Regulatory Agencies, Drug Legislation, and Prescription Writing
2. Drug Action and Handling
3. Adverse Reactions
Part II: Drugs Used in Dentistry
4. Autonomic Drugs
5. Nonopioid (Nonnarcotic) Analgesics
6. Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics and Antagonists
7. Antiinfective Agents
8. Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
9. Antianxiety Agents
10. Local Anesthetics
11. General Anesthetics
Part III: Drugs That May Alter Dental Treatment
12. Drugs for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases
13. Drugs for the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders
14. Drugs for the Treatment of Seizure Disorders
15. Drugs for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders
16. Adrenocorticosteroids
17. Drugs for the Treatment of Respiratory Disorders and Allergic Rhinitis
18. Drugs for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
19. Drugs for the Treatment of Other Endocrine Disorders
20. Antineoplastic Drugs
Part IV: Special Situations
21. Emergency Drugs
22. Pregnancy and Breast Feeding
23. Substance Use Disorders
24. Natural/Herbal Products and Dietary Supplements
25. Oral Conditions and Their Treatment
26. Hygiene-Related Oral Disorders
Appendix A: Medical Acronyms
Appendix B: Medical Terminology
Appendix C: What if…
Appendix D: Oral Manifestations: Xerostomia and Taste Changes
Appendix E: Children’s Dose Calculations
Drug Index
Book details
ISBN: 9780323798631
Page Count: 368
Illustrations : Approx. 205 illustrations (205 in full color)
Retail Price : £64.99