To err on the side of caution, some dentists may hesitate to perform necessary procedures on pregnant patients. However, good oral health is essential to a healthy pregnancy and can help reduce prenatal complications, including preterm delivery and fetal loss. This book serves as an easy-to-use guide to help dentists of all specialties provide safe, effective care for their patients during pregnancy. The book is broken down into chapters on general treatment guidelines, pregnancy-related conditions in each organ system that may impact care, and the safety of the use of common dental drugs, including anesthetics, during pregnancy. With over 50 quick-reference charts and tables and a breakdown of treatment recommendations by trimester, this book is a must-have for any dental office.
"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."
-- Janet Southerland, DDS, MPH, PhD (The University of Texas Medical Branch) Doody's Review
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.