“Premedication Guidelines for Dental Professionals”
Compared with previous recommendations, there are currently very few patients who require antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) prior to dental procedures. The purpose of this course is to help dental professionals understand the current guidelines for AP prior to dental procedures. We will examine the growing concern for antibiotic resistance and the role dental professionals have in antibiotic stewardship. This course will also focus on the 2021 AHA Scientific Statement which reaffirms the 2007 recommendations that emphasizes good oral health and regular access to dental care as more important that AP for a dental procedure.
1.Define the etiology of bacteremia and identify the incidence of bacteremia reported for daily activities vs. a dental cleaning.
2.Review the history of antibiotic prophylaxis.
3.Understand the current AHA, ADA and AAOS guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental procedures.
4.Examine the role of dental professionals toward antibiotic stewardship.
5.Recognize that maintenance of good oral health and regular access to dental care is more important than AP for a dental procedure.
“Treating Patients During Pregnancy”
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American Dental Association both state that preventive, diagnostic, and restorative dental treatment are safe during pregnancy. Despite ample evidence that dental care during pregnancy is safe, confusion still surrounds the topic of treating patients during pregnancy; resulting in an oral health care disparity among pregnant women in the US. This course will review the current evidence for the safe delivery of oral health care for your pregnant patients and the safety of delivering oral health care for the pregnant provider.
1.Overview of hormonal changes during pregnancy
2.Review the oral health changes that take place during pregnancy
3.Preparing dental patients for pregnancy
4.Barriers to oral care
5.Providing dental care during pregnancy
6.Risks that can be passed on to the child