Many patients who visit a dentist, oral hygienist or other oral healthcare provider use medicines. As a result of the ageing of the Dutch population, the number of patients using medicines will further increase, including the number of patients who are using more than one medicine. In addition to medicines, many patients, including healthy individuals, use self-care medications. Both medicines and self-care medications can interfere with dental treatment and/or may serve as an explanation for changes that dentists, oral hygienists or other oral healthcare providers observe in and around the mouth. With a series of articles about medicines and oral healthcare, attention will be given to this issue, an issue that will be increasingly important in the future. In addition, suggestions will be made in these articles for medicines for disorders in the head and neck region, keeping in mind that these suggestions should not be seen as dogmatic.
C. de Baat
|Rubriek||Onderzoek en wetenschap|
|Publicatiedatum||9 september 2016|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 123 - editie 9 - september 2016; 411-412|