Dentistry and the Pregnant Patient

ISBN: 9780867157796
ISBN-10: 0867157798
Copyright: 2018
Edition: 1st
Author: Ninan, Daniel
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 88
Reviewer: Janet Southerland,  DDS, MPH, PhD  (The University of Texas Medical Branch)
This book provides guidance for dental practitioners on how to manage pregnant patients. The book is organized to help dentists from all specialties provide safe and effective treatment for patients who are pregnant. The book is well designed with an attractive cover and color scheme. Unique elements include over 50 quick reference tables and charts and treatment recommendations for each trimester.
The purpose is to provide a quick reference guide for dentists that will maximize the safety of the pregnant woman and her unborn child while undergoing dental care. These are worthy objectives as there is limited data available from clinical trials that can definitively refute or support that providing dental intervention is adverse or completely safe for the pregnant patient and unborn baby. The book meets the outlined objectives by providing information on treatment guidelines, safety of commonly used dental drugs, and descriptions of pregnancy related conditions.
The audience is dental professionals, from general dentistry to all areas of specialty practice. The book also can be useful for residents and allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of the pregnant patient. The book meets the needs of the target audience.
A comprehensive review is provided of management of the pregnant patient and many of the considerations that the dental professional should understand when providing dental care to this population. The topics include drug administration, focused on medications and local anesthetics and new FDA drug classifications. Additionally, perceptions about dental care, treatment guidelines, and complications are covered. The best aspects of the book are its organization, quick reference tables and charts, and appendixes. There are no significant shortcomings or missing information.
This well-done book is easy to navigate to find information. The content is up-to-date and is very useful for the target audience. There are not many books on this topic, but this one is timely and comparable to books such as Dental Management of the Pregnant Patient, Skouteris (Wiley-Blackwell, 2018).
Review Questionnaire
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1-10 Are the author's objectives met? 10
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 10
1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 3
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 3
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 4
1-5 Rate the print quality of the illustrations. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 3
1-5 Rate the pertinence of the references. 4
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 4
1-5 If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book N/A
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? N/A