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.
About the Author
Nelson L, Rhodus, DMD, MPH, is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology in the Department of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences in the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, and Director of the Oral Medicine and Xerostomia Clinics.