Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource, 5th Edition
Take your understanding to a whole new level with Pageburst digital books on VitalSource! Easy-to-use, interactive features let you make highlights, share notes, run instant topic searches, and so much more. Best of all, with Pageburst, you get flexible online, offline, and mobile access to all your digital books. Be absolutely certain you have the pharmacology knowledge you need to safeguard your patients with Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 5th Edition. Its effective approach equips you with a practical understanding of pharmacology concepts that will alert you to possible drug interactions and treatment considerations in the dental office. Respected pharmacology author and instructor Elena Haveles brings her professional expertise and academic perspective to this new edition of Barbara Requa-Clark's authoritative coverage - from complete coverage of drugs used in dentistry to drugs that may alter dental treatment, emergency drugs, drug interactions, drug abuse, and the pregnant and nursing patient. This essential textbook should be a part of every dental hygienist's educational foundation.
New to This Edition
- Updated information throughout brings all coverage in line with current practice.
- A user-friendly approach makes essential pharmacology concepts even more memorable, featuring a logical organization, comprehensive glossary, chapter outlines and review questions, and informative margin notes.
- Standardized drug information includes a consistent format for each drug group that lists indications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and dosages.
- Clinical Skills Assessment review questions help you evaluate your knowledge of chapter material.
- Six informative appendixes provide quick access to important information: Top 200 Drugs lists the most-prescribed drugs of 2005; Medical Acronyms familiarizes you with commonly used acronyms; Medical Terminology explains how a drug's name reveals its classification; What If... provides succinct answers to a collection of patient-related questions; Xerostomia and Taste Changes shows a table of drugs that may cause xerostomia and alter tastes; and Natural/Herbal Products discusses what dental professionals need to know about common supplements
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