Endodontics and Antibiotic Update | Fall 2019

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CE Hours: 0.5 

Description:Estimates suggest that pulpal disease may affect up to 30% of the world’s population. When left unchecked, pulpal disease lends itself to a reduced quality of life by means of increased pain, loss of physiologic function and compromised anatomical form of the affected dentition.  Scientific literature consistently highlights the undeniable benefits of antibiotic use in treatment of disease control, more specifically odontogenic bacterial infections. However, the value of these drugs in preventing serious health complications is not always congruent with safety; because their use can be undermined by disruptive prescribing practices and behaviors that lead to misuse of antibiotics and their associated adverse effects (1).

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the clinical and nonclinical indications for proper antibiotic prescribing including dosing and duration.
  • List the updated recommendations regarding antibiotic prescribing for patients with a true penicillin allergy.
  • Describe which antibiotic has a "black box" label and evaluate the recommended indications of this antibiotic.


Endodontics and Antibiotic Update
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7 Questions
CE Test
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
Verification Letter
0.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
0.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Marcus D. Johnson

Dr. Marcus D. Johnson, a Denver native, headed east to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a dentist. A Rutgers University alum and graduate of New York University Dental School, he advanced his knowledge and training, receiving his Certificate of Endodontics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland while earning his Master of Science degree in Dentistry.

Dr. Johnson, an astute, evidence-based clinician, won an award for his research on new treatment techniques in 2011 and was also selected as a 2017 Leadership Development participant by the American Association of Endodontists.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, Dr. Johnson serves as the directing endodontist attending for the General Practice Residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn and owns and operates a private office, City Endodontics PLLC, in midtown Manhattan. He values organized dentistry and is active at the local, state and national levels.

Currently, he is vice president for the New York State Association of Endodontists and sits on the AAE Public and Professional Relations Committee.

Marcus D. Johnson, DDS 

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.