This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a concise pocketbook for dental students and general dental practitioners, covering general medicine and the implications of medical conditions for dental practice. Concentrates on the essential core of knowledge on human disease needed by the dentist. Focuses on the implications of conditions and drug treatment for dental practice, with important practice points emphasized in boxes. Uses standardised headings for each condition and concise text to make instant reference easy in clinical situations. Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant conditions from cardiovascular and respiratory disease through to psychiatric disorders, extremes of age and pregnancy. Covers an area that has considerable medicolegal relevance for today's dentists - failure to take account of pre-existing conditions or drug treatments may lead to litigation. Includes procedures for dealing with medical emergencies in the dental surgery are described. Illustrated in full colour.