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Get the facts on drugs in dentistry with modern handbook

October 08, 2018 Image of Dental Drug bookWhat are the most frequently used drugs in dentistry today? How are they prescribed and managed in medically complex patients? What are ADA guidelines when it comes to antibiotic prophylaxis, medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw and the use of general anesthesia?

Dental professionals can find answers to these and many other dental drug-related questions in the ADA Dental Drug Handbook: A Quick Reference, which was launched in September and is available online at

The ADA worked with pharmacology experts to bring this reference manual up-to-date with the latest information on drugs most commonly used in dental practice, with information about dosage, drug interactions and potential complications.

Among the topics covered in the book are analgesics, antibiotics, antifungals, fluorides, smoking cessation, local anesthetics and drug management for pediatrics, emergency situations and special care patients.

The book includes details such as sample prescriptions with dosage, frequency and route of administration; detailed monographs with black box warnings, potential adverse reactions and more; discussion of the rationale behind drug selection; and suggested reading lists for more information.

Readers can save 15 percent on all ADA Catalog products with promo code 18141 until Dec. 21. To order, visit or call 1-800-947-4746.