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October 28, 2022 News DentistryNews

British Dentists Forced to Prescribe Unnecessary Antibiotics for Toothache in Pandemic

by MyScience

The COVID-19 restrictions preventing dentists in England from providing face-to-face treatment required some to unnecessarily prescribe antibiotics for dental pain, a study by University of Manchester researchers has shown. The results of the study were based on an analysis of

October 11, 2022 News DentistryNews

Study Finds Variability in Antibiotic Prescribing with Scaling and Root Planing

by ADA

More periodontists than general dentists prescribe antibiotics with scaling and root planing, highlighting differences in antibiotic prescription patterns, according to a study published in the October issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. “Antibiotic Prescription Patterns Among US

March 7, 2022 News DentistryNews

Most Antibiotics Prescribed for Dental Visits Inconsistent with Guidelines, Study Finds

by Caitlyn Stulpin, Healio

Five out of every six antibiotics prescribed before an appointment with a Veterans Affairs, or VA, dentist were inconsistent with guidelines, researchers found. “Antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines for dental procedures are lacking,” Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS, professor of medicine at the University of

February 17, 2022 News DentistryNews

Less Antibiotic Use in Dentistry Gave No Increase in Endocarditis


Sweden is one of the few countries that have removed the dental health recommendation to give prophylactic antibiotics to people at a higher risk of infection of the heart valves, so-called infective endocarditis. Since the recommendation was removed in 2012,

November 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

FDI World Dental Federation: Prescribing of Dental Antibiotics Up 22% in England During First Year of COVID-19

by FDI World Dental Federation

After years of consecutive decline, the rate of dental antibiotic prescribing increased by over a fifth in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Dentistry was the only part of England’s publicly-funded National Health Service to experience an increase. The steepest rise occurred when

November 12, 2019 News NewsOral Health

AAE Applauds New ADA Guidelines For Antibiotics

by American Association of Endodontics

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), a global membership organization of specialized dentists who provide root canal treatment, applauds the American Dental Association for updating its guidelines on using antibiotics to treat tooth pain. ‘The AAE is a worldwide leader

October 7, 2019 News News

Short Courses Of Abx Can Cause Big Problems For Dental Patients

by MedPage Today

Some dental patients who were inappropriately given antibiotics prior to procedures suffered adverse events potentially connected to the drugs, such as anaphylaxis and Clostridioides difficile infection, researchers said here. Of patients inappropriately prescribed antibiotic prophylaxis prior to a dental procedure, almost 4%

November 5, 2018 News News

NICE Should Change Antibiotic Guidelines for Dental Patients, Study Shows

by University of Sheffield

New research has revealed the impact a change in US guidelines had on the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent a life-threatening heart condition infective endocarditis (IE) in patients before undergoing invasive dental treatment. The findings of the international

September 14, 2018 News News

Antibiotics Destroy Immune Cells and Worsen Oral Infection, Says Study

by Case Western Reserve University, Medical Xpress

New research shows that the body’s own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections. A team of Case Western Reserve University researchers found that antibiotics actually kill the “good” bacteria keeping infection and inflammation at

September 13, 2018 News News

Dentists Prescribing Too Many Antibiotics, Says BCCDC

by Liam Britten, CBC News

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says dentists are prescribing too many antibiotics — and it wants patients to help solve that problem. A new poster campaign launched  by the BCCDC and the B.C. Dental Association is asking people to

September 10, 2018 News News

Woman Develops a ‘Black Hairy Tongue’ After Horrific Car Accident

by Madeline Cox, Kid Spot

She felt nauseous and had a bad taste in her mouth but didn’t think anything of it until she looked in the mirror. After the accident that left the 55-year-old woman with both legs crushed, doctors told her to take antibiotics to prevent

September 29, 2016 News Dental CareDental PharmacologyNewsPreventive Dentistry

Antibiotics Prior to Procedures May Be Helpful in Preventing Infections

by USNewsWire

New American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) criteria specify when it may be appropriate to consider antibiotic administration prior to various dental procedures to prevent infection of orthopaedic replacement joints or implants. “Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the Management of

November 3, 2011 News Pediatric dentistryPharmacologyPharmacotherapeutics

Antibiotics: Use and misuse in pediatric dentistry

by ken

From Marty Jablow DMD – Dental News and Technology Peedikayil FC. Antibiotics: Use and misuse in pediatric dentistry. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2011;29:282-7  Antibiotics are commonly used in dentistry for prophylactic as well as for therapeutic purposes. Most

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I hate your guts takes on a whole new meaning – Bacterial Ecosystems Divide People Into 3 Groups, Scientists Say

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April 7, 2011 News EndodonticsPain management

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by ken

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