Antibiotic Stewardship in the Management of Endodontic Infections

5 (9 votes)

CE: 1.0

Description: 

Antibiotics are useful adjunctive tools in the management of endodontic infections. That said, their overuse and misuse in dentistry and medicine have caused a dramatic increase in the rates of antibiotic resistance. The rise in resistance, among other concerns, underscores the need for stewardship of this valuable resource. Participants in this webinar will understand the diagnosis of endodontic infections, but will more importantly appreciate those situations that may benefit from antibiotic therapy as well as those where antibiotics may not be necessary. Evidence-based strategies for prescription will be reviewed, as will antibiotic premedication in dentistry. 

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:         

  • Define antibiotic stewardship and discuss its necessity.
  • Review the diagnosis of orofacial infections
  • Discuss indications and contraindications for antibiotic therapy in endodontic infection management, as well as evidence-based antibiotic regimens. 

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Antibiotic Stewardship in the Management of Endodontic Infections
03/29/2022 at 6:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
03/29/2022 at 6:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
Evaluation
9 Questions
Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
Certificate
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Rebekah Lucier Pryles, D.M.D.

SP-45 Outcomes in Endodontics: An Evidence-Based Look at Prognosis

Dr. Rebekah Lucier Pryles is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she also received her certificate in Endodontics. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a fellow of both the American and International Colleges of Dentists. She continues to be involved in teaching and research and holds faculty appointments at Tufts and Harvard.  Dr. Lucier Pryles is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.  Dr. Lucier Pryles co-wrote the textbook, Endodontics: A Review, with Dr. Blicher and Dr. Jarshen Lin.  She has published extensively, including in Compendium and the Journal of Periodontics. Together with Dr. Blicher, she founded Pulp Nonfiction Endodontics, an educational collaborative with the mission of developing and delivering evidence-based continuing education in Endodontics.  Dr. Lucier Pryles remains involved in organized dentistry, and is the current President of the Vermont State Dental Society. 

Speaker Disclosure

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation

Brooke Blicher, D.M.D.

Dr. Brooke Blicher is a graduate of Harvard School of Dental Medicine and received her certificate in Endodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Blicher is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and is a fellow of both the American and International Colleges of Dentists. Together with Dr. Pryles, she practices at Upper Valley Endodontics in White River Junction, Vermont. She remains involved in teaching, research and mentorship, holding faculty appointments at Harvard and Tufts, and serving as a member of the surgical faculty at Dartmouth College. She most recently co-wrote the chapter on Diagnosis in Endodontics: Principles and Practice, 6th edition, with Drs. Mahmoud Torabinejad and Rick Walton, as well as the textbook  Endodontics: A Review, with Dr. Lucier Pryles and Dr. Jarshen Lin.  She has published extensively, including in the Journal of Dental Research, General Dentistry and Compendium. Dr. Blicher is involved with the American Association of Endodontists as a past participant in their Leadership Development program and currently serves on the Practice Affairs Committee. 

Speaker Disclosure

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation