To treat patients safely, dentists need to know about
their patients’ overall health issues. These two books cover a huge spectrum of
non-dental factors to help you give safe, coordinated care.
The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical
Conditions has updated guidelines for treatment and
medications, as well as key questions to ask the patient and physician. Topics
include Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Bleeding Disorders,
Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders, Geriatric Health, HIV/AIDS and
Substance Use Disorders and Safe Prescribing is the only book on this topic especially for dentists. It
explains how to prescribe opioids responsibly, spot drug-seeking behaviors,
provide safe pain relief, store controlled substances securely, and refer
patients for treatment.