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CE Showcase ASM2017: Anti-Infectives in the Dental Office: What’s New?

Dr. Aviv Ouanounou, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the Unoiversity of Toronto, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his session in the upcoming ASM 2017. 

Highlights

  • Clinical dental practice is immersed in the primary treatment and corrective management of infectious diseases of the oral and peri-oral region. Dental practitioners are faced daily to bacterial, fungal and viral infections.
  • It has been estimated that 10 percent of all anti-infective prescriptions are related with dental infections. All antimicrobial agents may cause adverse reactions of varying degrees of severity.
  • Understanding the interplay of host, microorganism and antimicrobials fosters advances in therapeutic choices and delivery systems when treating oral diseases.
  • Understanding the rational use of anti-infective agents in dentistry, both in terms of the management of existing orofacial infections and for prophylaxis against the development of bacterial endocarditis or other infection post-treatment, is crucial.
  • The lecture will discuss the common antibiotics, antifungals and antiviral drugs used in the dental office.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the prevalence of the various bacterial, fungal and viral infections in the daily dental practice
  • Understand the rational use of anti-infective dentistry, both in terms of the management of existing orofacial infections and for prophylaxis
  • Be informed of the adverse reactions and drug interactions that arise between medications the patient may be taking and antimicrobials prescribed

 

 

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