WEBINAR: Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Dental Patients with Prosthetic Joints: What is the Evidence?
May 1, 2017 (Mon)  10:00 AM  US/Central

The 2014 Council of Scientific Affairs panel review of the evidence failed to find an association between dental procedures and prosthetic joint infection, concluding that prophylactic antibiotic use is generally not recommended prior to dental procedures. This course will explore why this clinical recommendation should be integrated with the practitioner's professional judgment and the patient's needs and preferences. Additionally, information pertaining to the appropriate-use criteria on prophylactic antibiotic use in dental patients with prosthetic joints will be presented.

This 60 minute course will help participants:
• Examine the rationale for the use of prophylactic antibiotics
• Identify the evidence regarding antibiotic prophylaxis in a patient with a prosthetic joint
• Describe the reasoning behind the ADA’s clinical practice guideline on this topic area


The ADA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.