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A clinical perspective on prescribing antibiotics in dental practice.

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Future Inn

1 William Prance Road

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Plymouth Section BDA invite you to a double-bill…

Order, counter-order, disorder –

A clinical perspective on prescribing antibiotics in dental practice.

Over the last 10 years recommendations for antibiotic prescribing in dental practice has been in constant change. We appear to have almost gone full circle. Current guidance is good but requires the dentist to make a professional judgement to come to a balanced decision. In this plenary we will review the current literature and discuss clinical cases that highlight problems faced in practice such as:

  • The science of antimicrobials and emerging resistance
  • Over prescription & antibiotic stewardship
  • Under prescription & recognising sepsis
  • Dental surgeons not dental physicians; management of odontogenic infections
  • The clinical dilemma of infective endocarditis

This CPD event meets the GDCs learning development outcome C: Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

Speakers:

Dr James Edwards, Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Peninsula Medical School

Mr Simon Heywood, Specialist in Oral Surgery

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Registration 6pm, for 6.30 pm start

Future Inn, Plymouth

BDA members £27, non-members £37, BDA-member FDs, students & DCPs £15

Aim to discuss the principles of “good prescribing” for antibiotics in dental practice

Objectives:

  1. Understand the mode of action of commonly prescribed antimicrobials
  2. Understand some of the mechanisms of emerging antibiotic resistance
  3. Review current literature and guidelines for prescribing antibiotics in practice
  4. Discuss the principles of management for odontogenic infections.
  5. Demonstrate the assessment of patients and the recognition of sepsis.
  6. Develop the principles of Antibiotic stewardship
  7. Critique the role of prophylactic antibiotics and the management of those at risk of infective endocarditis

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the lecture the participants will have explored current literature allowing them to apply this evidence base in their practice when:

  • Prescribing antibiotics

  • Treating Odontogenic infections

  • Recognisisng sepsis

  • Managing patients at risk of infective endocarditis

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