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2016 Annual Conf Antibiotic Resistance

OSAP 2016 Annual Conference - Leading the Way to the Safest Dental Visit™

TITLE    Antibiotic Resistance and Stewardship in Dentistry



Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have contributed to selective pressure on bacteria to adapt to the antibiotics designed to kill them and antibiotic resistance is now one of our most serious global health threats. This lecture describes how antibiotic resistance occurs and discusses the importance of antibiotic stewardship in the dental profession. The panel will address dentists’ knowledge and behaviors regarding antibiotic use, challenges faced and clinical tips for responsible antibiotic prescribing.




 Marie T. Fluent DDS

 Peter Jacobsen PhD, DDS




After attending this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how antibiotic resistance occurs.

  • List several important antibiotic resistance pathogens that pose current issues in healthcare settings.

  • Discuss current antibiotic prescribing practices in dentistry.
  • Summarize initial steps to improve antibiotic prescribing in dentistry.





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