Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Antibiotic Stewardship, Appropriate Antibiotic Use
DR. TOM PAUMIER
DATE: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
TIME: 8:15 AM – 11:30 AM
AUDIENCE: Dentist, RDH, DA, EFDA
CE UNITS: 3.0
LECTURE #: 030
AGD CODE: 010
MODERATORS: Dr. Scott Gradwell and Dr. Donna Corvino
Are you confused about when it is necessary to use antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with prosthetic joints, cardiac valve replacements, kidney dialysis, AV shunts, transplant patients and other medical conditions? This course will make you confident you are treating these patients appropriately. The use of antibiotic prophylaxis and how it affects bacteremia and distant site infections will be discussed. The biology and physiology of prosthetic joint infections and infective endocarditis as well as the related Clinical Practice Guidelines will be reviewed. The risks and benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis will be demonstrated.
Antibiotics have improved health outcomes since the discovery of penicillin. However, their overuse and misuse has now threatened their effectiveness and led to superbug infections that are untreatable. This course will provide antibiotic stewardship guidance. It will also review the latest ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines related to when antibiotics are appropriate for patients with odontogenic infections as well as prescribing recommendations.
- 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
- Understand the current Clinical Practice Guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis and appropriate antibiotic use for odontogenic infections
- Understand the risks and benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis and therapeutic antibiotics
- Be aware of antibiotic resistance and superbug infection causes and risks and ways to increase antibiotic stewardship
Early Bird Tuition by
OCTOBER 11, 2021
Second District Members: Complimentary*
ADA Members Outside of Second District: $155
Non-ADA Members: $255
See policy on LUNCHEON TICKETS.
Purchase a special FREEDOM PASS for $635.
*Complimentary lectures for Second District Dentists who practice in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery or Northampton counties and have paid their ADA/PDA/SD 2021 dues. (Hands-On Courses Not Included)
THOMAS M. PAUMIER, DDS
Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Antibiotic Stewardship and Use (#030)
Dr. 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 Mercy Medical Center GPR in Canton and is a Fellow in the International and American College of Dentists. He served on the ADA Strategic Planning Steering Committee, ADA Budget and Finance Committee, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs Expert Panel on Prosthetic Joint Prophylaxis, ADA/AAOS Expert Panel for Prosthetic Joint Prophylaxis Appropriate Use Criteria, and ADA Expert Panel on Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Odontogenic Infections. He is the past Chair of the ADA Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Programs. Most recently he served on the ADA Dental Practice Recovery Task Force which wrote the guidelines for reopening after the COVID-19 Pandemic. He is a Past President of the Ohio Dental Association.