Essentials of Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry,
Edition 1
By Frank J. Dowd, DDS, PhD and Angelo Mariotti, BS, DDS, PhD

Publication Date: 20 Nov 2023

Choose the pharmacology textbook that’s ideal for the classroom, chairside use, and reference! Essentials of Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry provides a clear, succinct guide to the pharmacologic information you need to know in dental practice. The book’s streamlined approach makes it easier to understand and apply the principles of pharmacology, the ways that drugs affect the body, and the risk of adverse drug interactions. With this knowledge, you will prepare for success on the IMBDE — and optimize patient care by factoring in the drugs they take. Written by noted dental educators Frank Dowd and Angelo Mariotti, Essentials includes a fully searchable eBook version free with each print purchase.

Key Features

  • Emphasis on dental applications of pharmacology helps students connect pharmacologic concepts, principles, and medications with clinical practice.
  • eBook version is included with print purchase, allowing students to access all of the text, figures, and references, plus self-test questions, animations, and video discussions, with the ability to search, customize content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.
  • Concise, key content focuses on the material students need to know to prepare for the INBDE (Integrated National Board Dental Examination).
  • 200 full-color illustrations depict important content and make understanding easier.
  • Animations and video discussions accompany each chapter, and may be accessed through the eBook included with print purchase.
  • INBDE-style, self-test questions help students assess their knowledge of the material.
About the author
By Frank J. Dowd, DDS, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology; Professor, Department of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE and Angelo Mariotti, BS, DDS, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Creighton University, School of Medicine and School of Dentistry, Omaha, Nebraska
Table of Contents
1. Pharmacodynamics: Mechanisms of Drug Action
2. Pharmacokinetics: The Absorption, Distribution, and Fate of Drugs
3. Pharmacotherapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs
4. Introduction to Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
5. Cholinergic Agonists and Muscarinic Receptor Antagonists
6. Drugs Acting at Nicotinic Cholinergic Receptors or Near the Neuromuscular Junction
7. Adrenergic Receptor Agonists
8. Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists
9. Central Nervous System (CNS) Drugs
10. General Anesthetics
11. Local Anesthetics
12. Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
13. Anti-Infective Drugs
14. Analgesics and Acute Pan Control
15. Bone Sparing Drugs: Bisphosphonates and RANKL Inhibitors
16. Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System
17. Endocrine Drugs
18. Drugs Acting on The Respiratory System
19. Dental Therapeutics
Appendix 1: Drugs Used to Treat Parkinson’s Disease
Appendix 2: Antiseizures Medications
Appendix 3: Autacoids
Appendix 4: Gastrointestinal Drugs
Appendix 5: Immunosuppressant Drugs
Appendix 6: Anticancer Drugs
Appendix 7: Emergency Drugs
Appendix 8: Prescription Writing
Book details
ISBN: 9780323826594
Page Count: 216
Illustrations : Approx. 200 illustrations (200 in full color)
Retail Price : £38.99

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