Superbugs: Antimicrobial Resistance and the Dental Practice
Free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy
Live interactive and On Demand Dental CE Webinar
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TITLE: SUPERBUGS - ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND THE DENTAL PRACTICE
COURSE FEE: Free
CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 2 credits
AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 010 Microbiology, Immunology
MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live Lecture - Interactive Webinar
SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS (Bio below)
AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser
COURSE SUMMARY: Antibiotics prevent millions of deaths each year and remain the primary treatment for potentially fatal bacterial infections. Yet inappropriate prescription rates and overuse of antibiotics have led to resistance that has created a global health emergency and kills at least 700,000 people a year. If no action is taken, it is predicted to increase to 10 million deaths per year by 2050 - making it deadlier than cancer. - WHO
This continuing education course will review the current emerging threat of “superbugs” and dentistry’s role in contributing to and reducing this threat.
Define the term “superbug”
Review current data and and trends
Compare antibiotic resistance to antimicrobial resistance
Describe how antibiotic resistance develops
Recognize overprescribing, misuse of antibiotics, and agricultural use as contributors to antibiotic resistance.
Comprehend the impact of antibiotic resistance on public health
Review indications for antibiotic prophylaxis in the dental practice
Demonstrate Antibiotic Stewardship and illustrate the role of the dental clinician
About the Speaker:
Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy administered by Virtual Dontics®. She completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Dr. Roling is credited as an early pioneer of Teledentistry. Her clinical practice spans pediatrics to geriatrics. Previously an Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF; and Public Health Preceptor, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Dr. Roling also held the position as Chief for the Office of Oral Health, Maricopa County, Department of Public Health where she administed the nation's largest pediatric oral health prevention programs for the third largest U.S. public health department. As a mobile dental provider, she commanded a large teledentistry practice to treat homebound geriatric patients. She is a recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program (POHAP) scholarship and provided dental services pro bono to at risk infants and foster children. She has completed certification through the American Dental Education Association in conjunction with the Academy of Academy Leadership and Institute for Allied Health Educators "Advances in Educational Methodology." In 2017 she was published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, and in 2018 interviewed on National Public Radio.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy. She is not paid an honorarium. She declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy. For written documentation contact email@example.com.
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