TITLE

Guideline on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Patients at Risk for Infection

PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Pediatric Dentistry;2009 Reference Manual, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p228
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an official statement of the guidelines adopted by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) regarding the use of prophylactic antibiotic therapy. The methods used to formulate these guidelines are described, and a synopsis of the statement's purpose and background is provided. The AAPD's guidelines on antibiotics use emphasize the problem of antibiotics resistance in microorganisms, and address complicating factors such as cardiac conditions, medical devices such as shunts, and patients with compromised immune systems.
ACCESSION #
44725623

 

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