The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions
is designed to assist in the safe delivery of coordinated oral health care for
patients with medical conditions. Within each chapter, individual conditions are
discussed under three major sections: background, medical management, and dental
management. Other sections include description of diseases, pathogenesis,
coordination of care between the dentist and patient, and key questions to ask
the patient and physician.
include cardiovascular disease; pulmonary disease; endocrine disorders;
bleeding disorders; neurologic disorders; geriatric health and functional
issues; neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders; HIV/AIDS and related
conditions; medical emergencies; and many more. Displays over 200
images, over 75 tables, and numerous quick reference points in each chapter. A
companion website provides readers with downloadable images and tables, case
studies, and a webliography with click-through links to online
Edited by Lauren L.
Patton, DDS, and written by 25 leading experts.