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  • Utilization of antibiotics as an adjunctive therapy to our therapeutic dental procedures is very common and is increasing in contemporary dental therapy. Antibiotics are not a benign therapeutic entity. With the emergence of bacterial resistance from over usage, the potential for negative drug interactions and concern regarding the level of clinical effectiveness, good stewardship in prescribing antibiotics for our dental patients is essential. Practical clinical approaches with evidence regarding therapeutic value in antibiotic usage in the management of periodontal disease. implant therapy with associated grafting for site development, endodontic infections, and combined endodontic/periodontal infections will be discussed. Antibiotic usage in treatment of dental patients relative to the updated guidelines on orthopedic joint replacements, cardiovascular concerns as well as the risk for allergic response, adverse reactions and negative drug interactions will also be reviewed.

    • - List which antibiotics are currently being prescribed in contemporary dental practices
    • - Examine adjunctive local and systemic antibiotic usage in periodontal therapy
    • - Understand antibiotic therapy as a preventive treatment in patients with medical conditions
    • - Compare the level of antibiotic effectiveness in various clinical cases
    • - Describe the adverse reactions, side effects, and drug interactions with antibiotic usage
    • - Review adjunctive antibiotic usage in implant therapy and extraction/site development
    • - Discuss adjunctive antibiotic usage in the management of periimplant disease


  • Speakers: John Dominici, DDS/Timothy Hempton, DDS/Julie Hempton, PA, MMSc

    Moderator: Ancy Verdier, DMD

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