The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions

The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions


264 Pages


With new medications, medical therapies, and increasing numbers of older and medically complex patients seeking dental care, all dentists, hygienists, and students need to understand the background of common diseases, medical management, and dental management to coordinate and deliver safe care.

Written by more than 25 academicians and clinicians who are experts in the content areas, the evidence-based Practical Guide from the American Dental Association takes a patient-focused approach to help you deliver safe, coordinated oral health care for patients with medical conditions.

Systems-based, user-friendly format to save you time! 

  • Each chapter of this Practical Guide discusses individual conditions clearly organized under three headings: background, medical management, and dental management 
  • Other sections include: disease descriptions, pathogenesis, coordination of care between the dentist and physician, and key questions to ask the patient and physician

Key features that make this a must-have book:

  • Coverage of clinical topics including: Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Endocrine Disorders, Bleeding Disorders, Neurologic Disorders, Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders, Geriatric Health and Functional Issues, Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders, HIV/AIDS and Related Conditions and much more
  • Identification of risks related to hemostasis, susceptibility to infection, drug actions/interactions, and ability to tolerate dental care, specific to the patient’s medical condition
  • More than 200 clinical images – which you can downloaded from the book’s website!
  • Over 75 summary tables to help you digest vital information
  • Quick reference points and guides to key dental care issues in each chapter 
  • Companion website with downloadable images and tables and a webliography with click-through links to online sources at

Help your patients improve their oral and overall health. Order today!

You can purchase a print copy of this book directly from the American Dental Association.



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Published 19 April 2012
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EAN13 9781118245293
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Language English

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Contributors vii
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
List of Common Drugs xv
1. Medical History, Physical Evaluation, and Risk Assessment 3
2. Cardiovascular Diseases 25
3. Pulmonary Disease 43
4. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders 69
5. Renal and Urinary Tract Disease 95
6. Hepatic Disease 115
7. Gastrointestinal Disease 127
8. Hematological Disease 143
9. Bleeding Disorders 173
10. Autoimmune and Connective Tissue Diseases 191
11. HIV/AIDS and Related Conditions 217
12. Immunological and Mucocutaneous Disease 243
13. Head and Neck Cancer 257
14. Neurological Disorders 281
15. Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders 305
16. Substance Use Disorders 331
17. Developmental Defects of the Craniofacial Complex and Orthopedic Disorders 357
18. Geriatric Health and Functional Issues 381
19. Women’s Health 399
20. Medical Emergencies 425
Index 437
Companion website
This book is accompanied by a companion website:
The website includes:
• Webliography
• Powerpoints of all fi gures and tables from the book for downloading