At a time when both dentistry and medicine are galloping ahead at break-neck speed, it is critical for the dental professional to understand developments in medicine that can critically impact care of their patients.
Part A: Resolving the Angst Around Antibiotic Premedication for Prosthetic Joints, Finally
The American Dental Association spent years deliberating recommendations for antibiotic premedication in prosthetic joint patients. What took so long?
In Part A, you’ll learn how a tiny subset of patients forced the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons to issue guidelines about antibiotic premedication, thereby greatly reducing access to it.
Part B: Use of Antibiotics with Dental Implants
Is it ever appropriate to use antibiotics on patients receiving dental implants? Information on the topic is limited.
In Part B, you’ll learn how to balance the benefits and risks of using antibiotics on patients receiving dental implants.
This is MODULE FIVE in a 13-module video lecture series, UCS Companion Video Series, developed and presented by Dr. Leslie Fang.
This module is worth 1 Credit Hour. Receive significant savings when purchasing the full series.
Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles.
NOTE: Many dental boards require that a specified portion of your CE credits be via in-person attendance at live courses. Check your state's rules!
Discover how the ADA guidelines came into being
Learn the appropriateness of antibiotic use on dental implant patients
Learn to balance the benefits and risks of using antibiotics on dental implant patience
(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)
690 (Implants: Complications) – 0.5 hour
750 (Special Patient Care: Medically Compromised) – 0.5 hour
Total hours: 1 hour