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Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 7th Edition

Author Information
By James W. Little, DMD, MS, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry-Minneapolis, MN; Donald Falace, DMD, Professor and Division Chief, University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Science, Lexington, KY; Craig Miller, DMD, MS, Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Oral Health Science, College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY, USA; and Nelson L. Rhodus, DMD, MPH, Morse Distinguished Professor and Director, Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Radiology, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry and College of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN

Key Features
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.

New to this Edition
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.

Table of Contents
Part 1: Evaluation and Risk Assessment

1. Physical Evaluation and Risk Assessment

Part 2: Cardiovascular Disease
2. Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis
3. Hyertension
4. Ischemic Heart Disease
5. Cardiac Arrhythmias
6. Heart Failure

Part 3: Pulmonary Disease
7. Pulmonary Disease
8. Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation
9. Tuberculosis
10. Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

Part 4: Gastrointestinal Disease
11. Liver Disease
12. GI Disease

Part 5: Genitourinary Disease
13. Chronic Renal Failure and Dialysis
14. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Part 6: Endocrine and Metabolic Disease
15. Diabetes Mellitus
16. Adrenal Insufficiency
17. Thyroid Disease
18. Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding

Part 7: Immunologic Disease
19. AIDS, HIV infection, and Related Conditions
20. Allergy
21. Rheumatologic and Connective Tissue Disorders
22. Organ and Bone Marrow Transplantation

Part 8: Hematologic and Oncologic Disease
23. Disorders of Red Blood Cells
24. Disorders of White Blood Cells
25. Bleeding Disorders
26. Cancer and the Oral Care of the Patient

Part 9: Neurologic, Behavioral, and Psychiatric Disorders

27. Neurological Disorders
28. Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders (Anxiety, Delirium, and Eating Disorders)
29. Psychiatric Disorders
30. Dental Management of Older Adults

A. Guidelines for Infection Control In Dental Health Care Settings—2003
B. Therapeutic Management of Common Oral Lesions
C. Drug Interactions of Significance to Dentistry
D. Complementary Medicines and Dentistry