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Contemporary Dental Pharmacology

Evidence-Based Considerations

  • Arthur H. Jeske

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  6. Issa A. Hanna, Amir All-Atabakhsh, John A. Valenza
    Pages 47-67
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About this book


This book on current approaches to the use of drugs in dentistry aims to equip practitioners with a sound understanding of both the scientific evidence for various interventions and the comparative efficacy of those interventions. The focus is on the drugs most commonly used in conjunction with dental treatment, including local anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics, sedatives, and drugs for the management of medical emergencies. Summaries of the scientific evidence from the available published literature are provided, with assessment of the level and quality of the evidence base. A unique aspect of the book is its focus on current, evidence-based recommendations from professional organizations with regard to special topics, such as antibiotic prophylaxis, pediatric considerations, and management of medically compromised patients. Emphasis is placed on evidence from randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and  in order to further enhance the up-to-date nature of the book, each chapter includes guidance on online resources, such as useful non-commercial websites .


Drugs in dentistry Dental pain management Local anesthetics in dentistry Dental emergency drugs Antibiotic prophylaxis

Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur H. Jeske
    • 1
  1. 1.UTHealth School of DentistryHoustonUSA

About the editors

Arthur H. Jeske is a professor (tenured) in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, where he is also Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Continuing Dental Education.  He is Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  Dr. Jeske is a Consultant to the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs, and has served as an Evidence Reviewer for the American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry.  He is the Pharmacology Section Editor for The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice, and has served as Editor-in-Chief for the 8th through 12th editions of Mosby’s Dental Drug Reference.   

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Contemporary Dental Pharmacology
  • Book Subtitle Evidence-Based Considerations
  • Editors Arthur H. Jeske
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-99851-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-99852-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 123
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dentistry
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