ANTIBIOTICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE: ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP AND APPROPRIATE ANTIBIOTIC USE
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Recorded March 31, 2023. Review December 31, 2023.
TITLE: ANTIBIOTICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE: ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP AND APPROPRIATE ANTIBIOTIC USE.
COURSE FEE: Complimentary
CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 3.5 credits
AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 134 Prescription Medication Management
CE SUPPORTER: Perio Protect LLC
MODE: Electronically Mediated | Recorded March 31, 2023. Review December 31, 2023. On Demand Webinar
SPEAKER: Thomas M. Paumier, DDS
AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists
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COURSE SUMMARY: Antibiotics have improved health outcomes since the discovery of penicillin and its widespread use during WW II. However, their overuse and misuse has now threatened their effectiveness and led to superbug infections that are untreatable, as well as an increase in antibiotic associated C. diff infections. This course will provide antibiotic stewardship guidance and cover the risks of inappropriate antibiotic use, including antibiotic resistance. It will also review the latest ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines related to when antibiotics are appropriate for patients with odontogenic infections. Prescribing recommendations as well as when and why antibiotics are indicated or not indicated will be covered. The topic of antibiotic prophylaxis, current research and clinical practice guidelines related to prosthetic joints, cardiac conditions, transplants and many other medical conditions will be covered. How to manage these complex patients in daily practice will be covered so you will be confident you are practicing to the standard of care.
Understand the current Clinical Practice Guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis and antibiotic use for odontogenic infections.
Understand the risks and benefits of antibiotic use including antibiotic resistance and C. diff infection.
Understand and be able to implement antibiotic stewardship best practices in your practice.
Understand oral bacteremia and the association with distant site infections.
Understand how antibiotic prophylaxis affects oral bacteremia and distant site infections.
Understand the biology and physiology of prosthetic joint infections and infective endocarditis.
Dr. Thomas M. Paumier, DDS
Dr. Tom Paumier is a cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry class of 1987 and completed a GPR at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio. He has been in private practice in Canton, Ohio since 1988. He is on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital GPR in Canton and is a Fellow in the International and American College of Dentists. He was a member of the ADA and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons expert panels who wrote the Clinical Practice Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria for Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Prosthetic Joint Patients. He also was a co-author of the ADA Clinical Practice Guideline for Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Odontogenic Infections and was the 2019 recipient of the ADA Evidence Based Dentistry Clinical Practice Award. He was one of 6 dentists appointed to the ADA Dental Practice Recovery Task Force during the COVID-19 Pandemic. He regularly lectures to dental residents and students at Case School of Dental Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is vice-chair of the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital Board and Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Development Foundation. He is a past president of the Ohio Dental Association and the Stark County Dental Society.
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CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER: This webinar is supported by Perio Protect LLC. Dr. Tom Paumier, DDS has received an honorarium for his presentation today by Perio Protect LLC.
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