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ADA Updates Clinical Practice Guideline on Antibiotic Use

The American Dental Association (ADA) published an updated clinical practice guideline on antibiotic use for the urgent management of dental pain and intra-oral swelling. According to the guideline, “evidence suggests that antibiotics for the target conditions may provide negligible benefits and probably contribute to…

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Study Shows Many Dentists Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics

A cohort study in the May 2019 issue of JAMA Network Open found that 81% of prescriptions for antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental visits did not follow current guidelines. Compared with previous recommendations, there are currently relatively few patient subpopulations for whom antibiotic…

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WHO Announces World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The World Health Organization (WHO) would like you to be a part of the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week, which will be held during the week of November 16th-22nd. With antimicrobial resistance occurring everywhere in the world, compromising the ability…

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