Dentistry and Medicine Conference Series – Dental Infections: Beyond Penicillin VK
Studies have found statistically signiﬁcant correlation of acute dental infections, complications and death with medically compromising diseases, such as diabetes, renal insufficiency, hepatic cirrhosis, myeloproliferative disorders, and chemotherapy. Delay of diagnosis owing to vagueness of early symptoms in dental abscess is one of the primary reasons for the high risk of mortality. This activity will address the microbiology of common dental infections and best pharmacological treatment based on culture results.
Dentists, Dental Specialists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Pain Management, Neurologists, ENT, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Physician Assistants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and other healthcare practitioners.
- Define and discuss the microbiology of common dental infections.
- Distinguish between the myriad of oral antibiotics that can be used to treat common dental infections, and interpret culture results.
- Determine the best of the various oral antibiotics to prescribe based on culture results.
Amy Wecker, M.D.
Infectious Disease Physician
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist, Homestead, South Miami and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Amy Wecker, M.D. has indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that her discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Florida Board of Dentistry
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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