Updated ADA Dental Drug Handbook Chairside Instructor provide up-to-date value


The ADA has updated the  ADA Dental Drug Handbook: A Quick Reference as well as The Chairside Instructor, both available for order through the ADA Catalog.

Created by a team of dentists, pharmacists, scientists and experts in pharmacology, the ADA Dental Drug Handbook: A Quick Reference, Second Edition, delivers concise and accurate information about prescribed medications used in dentistry.

This second edition includes the latest, most up-to-date information to assist in treating patients.

The handbook includes:

  • Detailed, full-color drug monographs with black box warnings, cautions and contraindications, potential adverse reactions and possible drug interactions.
  • Sample prescriptions with dosage, frequency and route of administration.
  • Information on over-the-counter products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
  • ADA resources on procedures such as general anesthesia, antibiotic prophylaxis and medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw.
  • Tables presenting adverse drug reactions, drug interactions and generic brands.

The Chairside Instructor,12th Edition, has been revised to include 50 new images and the most up-to-date patient education information on topics ranging from daily hygiene to identifying symptoms of sleep apnea.

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New and expanded content includes these topics:

  • Fluoride.
  • Wisdom teeth removal.
  • Children’s airways.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Dental emergencies.

More than 220 full-color photos and illustrations can educate patients as well as train members of the dental team.

The manual is available in English or Spanish as a book, e-book or app.

To order, visit or call the ADA Member Service Center at 1-800-947-4746. ADA members can save 15% on ADA Catalog products by using the promo code 21114 by Nov. 19.

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