65
views
2
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    1
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      Antibiotic prescribing practices by dentists: a review

      Read this article at

      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Antibiotics are prescribed by dentists for treatment as well as prevention of infection. Indications for the use of systemic antibiotics in dentistry are limited, since most dental and periodontal diseases are best managed by operative intervention and oral hygiene measures. However, the literature provides evidence of inadequate prescribing practices by dentists, due to a number of factors ranging from inadequate knowledge to social factors. Here we review studies that investigated the pattern of antibiotic use by dentists worldwide. The main defects in the knowledge of antibiotic prescribing are outlined. The main conclusion is that, unfortunately, the prescribing practices of dentists are inadequate and this is manifested by over-prescribing. Recommendations to improve antibiotic prescribing practices are presented in an attempt to curb the increasing incidence of antibiotic resistance and other side effects of antibiotic abuse.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          Ther Clin Risk Manag
          Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
          Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
          Dove Medical Press
          1176-6336
          1178-203X
          2010
          2010
          21 July 2010
          : 6
          : 301-306
          Affiliations
          [1 ]Faculty of Dentistry, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan;
          [2 ]Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
          Author notes
          Correspondence: Najla Saeed, Dar-Odeh, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan, Tel +96 277 716 0801, Fax +96 265 339 289, Email najla_dar_odeh@ 123456yahoo.com
          Article
          tcrm-6-301
          2909496
          20668712
          © 2010 Dar-Odeh et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd.

          This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.

          Categories
          Review

          Medicine

          over-prescribing, recommended practice, antimicrobial resistance, penicillin

          Comments

          Comment on this article