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Antibiotic Stewardship for the Dental Team

Antibiotic ProphylaxisAntibiotics for the Treatment of Dental InfectionsAntibiotic Stewardship | Adverse Events | State ToolkitsAdditional Resources

Dental team members have an active role in antibiotic stewardship efforts within the dental setting by promoting the appropriate use of antibiotics, helping to improve patient outcomes, and decrease the spread of drug-resistant organisms. Auxiliary team members often initiate patient interviews, review medical histories, and assess potential drug-drug interactions and the potential for other adverse drug events. Team members may also provide patient education regarding antibiotic prescribing and usage, and have an opportunity to improve patient adherence to the antibiotic prescription. Dental team members can find guidance on antibiotic prescribing, stewardship efforts for dental team members, and toolkits to help with antibiotic stewardship efforts below. 

Antibiotic Prophylaxis

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Antibiotics for the Treatment of Dental Infections

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Antibiotic Stewardship 

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Adverse Events

Penicillin Allergies

Opportunistic Infections Clostridium difficile (C. diff) & Antibiotic Resistance


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State Toolkits for Antibiotic Stewardship in the Dental Office

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Additional Resources

Click on the boxes below to view resources for prescribers, policymakers, and patients receiving dental care.

Antibiotic Stewardship for Prescribers   Antibiotic Stewardship for Policymakers    Antibiotic Stewardship for Patients

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