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ADA Offers Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions

July 27, 2012

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CHICAGO, July 27, 2012 – The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering a new publication, The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions, to help dentists deliver safe and coordinated care for patients with chronic medical conditions with a book that provides detailed references, images and expert advice from 25 academicians and clinicians.

"We are pleased to offer a new book that delivers evidence-based, clinical and practical information for dentists with a patient-focused approach to dental care," said William R. Calnon, D.D.S., President, American Dental Association.

The ADA Practical Guide addresses 20 medical topics including cardiovascular diseases, endocrine disorders, neurologic and psychiatric disorders, geriatric health and functional issues, HIV/AIDS and medical emergencies. The book Includes 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 sources.

The ADA collaborated with Wiley-Blackwell, an international scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publisher of nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed journals and 1,500+ new books annually in print and online.

The book is $59.95 for ADA members and $89.95 for non-members. To order, call 800.947.4746 or visit

Editor’s Note: Reporters are invited to follow ADA media relations on Twitter @ADAmediapr

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 162,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website