Lecture Notes on General Medicine for Dental Practice: A System based Approach with Dental Management Considerations


Soorebettu Ramananda Prabhu
School of Dentistry and Health Sciences, Charles Sturt University Orange, NSW Australia

Andreas Syrimis

David H. Felix

Series: Dental Science, Materials and Technology

This book offers a system based approach covering a broad range of topics in general medicine for dental practice. The book includes chapters on history taking and patient interview, general physical examination, system specific examination, common health related complaints, systemic infections, and diseases of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, immunological, renal, endocrinal, dermatological and musculoskeletal systems. Nutritional disorders, psychiatric disorders, the female patient with menstrual, menopause and pregnancy related disorders, dental management of patients taking medications for systemic conditions and medical emergencies in dental practice have also been discussed in some detail.

The book is written in a lucid and user friendly style. Systemic diseases are discussed starting with definitions or descriptions of the diseases followed by their causes, symptoms and signs including oral manifestations, diagnostic aids and principles of management. Dental management considerations are also dealt with where applicable.

Target readership of this book includes undergraduate and post graduate dental students, practicing dentists and those preparing for licensing, membership, and fellowship and board examinations. The book should also be useful for faculty members in structuring their lectures, short answer questions, multiple choice questions and viva voce examination questions. This book can serve as a quick reference source in the outpatient clinics and hospital wards and for revision purposes prior to examinations. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 – History Taking and the Patient Interview (pp. 1-14)

Chapter 2 – General Physical Examination (pp. 15-22)

Chapter 3 – System-Specific Examination (pp. 23-26)

Chapter 4 – Common Health-Related Complaints (pp. 27-34)

Chapter 5 – Systemic Infections (pp. 35-60)

Chapter 6 – Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System (pp. 61-94)

Chapter 7 – Diseases of the Liver, Gall Bladder and Pancreas (pp. 95-108)

Chapter 8 – Disorders of the Cardiovascular System (pp. 109-128)

Chapter 9 – Diseases of the Respiratory System (pp. 129-144)

Chapter 10 – Diseases of the Renal System (pp. 145-150)

Chapter 11 – Disorders of the Endocrine System and Metabolism (pp. 151-162)

Chapter 12 – Disorders of the Nervous System (pp. 163-180)

Chapter 13 – Haematological Disorders (pp. 181-198)

Chapter 14 – Disorders of the Immune System (pp. 199-208)

Chapter 15 – Musculoskeletal and Joint Disorders (pp. 209-218)

Chapter 16 – Diseases of the Skin (pp. 219-228)

Chapter 17 – Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat (pp. 229-236)

Chapter 18 – Psychiatric and Related Disorders (pp. 237-242)

Chapter 19 – Nutritional Disorders (pp. 243-248)

Chapter 20 – The Female Patient (pp. 249-256)

Chapter 21 – Dental Management of Patients Taking Medications for Systemic Disorders: An Overview (pp. 257-266)

Chapter 22 – Medical Emergencies (pp. 267-280)


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