AAE Online CE
Endodontics and Antibiotic Update | Fall 2019
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.
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