Dentistry and Medicine Conference Series – Dental Infections: Beyond Penicillin VK

MIami, FL US
June 7, 2016

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.

Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
Additional information
Schedule: 

6:00 p.m. ♦ Dinner and Registration

6:30 p.m. ♦ Lecture

7:30 p.m. ♦ Adjourn

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
05/07/2016
Course expires: 
06/24/2016
Event starts: 
06/07/2016 - 6:30pm
Event ends: 
06/07/2016 - 7:30pm
Baptist Hospital of Miami
8900 N. Kendall Drive
Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute Conference Room 5
MIami, FL 33176
United States

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.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/07/2016
Course expires: 
06/24/2016
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