Antimicrobials in Dentistry
This course has been reviewed and approved for 8 hour.
Ernest Lado DDS
A 1967 graduate of Georgetown School of Dentistry, Dr. Ernest Lado Jr., practiced general dentistry for over a decade in New York. He left his private practice in 1981 to join the faculty at the University of Florida College of Dentistry where he honed his diagnostic skills with over 25 years experience diagnosing oral pain. During this time he has taught medical emergency preparedness for the dental office and radiographic interpretation. He has been published in numerous referred journals and started a sterilizer monitoring service in 1989 that presently monitors over 700 sterilizers statewide.
Matthew J. Dennis, DDS.
This course reviews the development of antimicrobials and their place in dentistry.
The goal is to enable you to select appropriate antibiotics in terms of potency against
oral pathogens and to balance that potency against possible toxicity and hypersensitivity
reactions. You'll learn to classify antibiotics according to their effect on target pathogens
and range of activity so that you will quickly bring odontogenic infections under control.
Refresh your knowledge of penicillin and the best alternatives when penicillin cannot be
prescribed. Be prepared to recognize when antifungal agents are required. Finally, you'll be
prepared to manage patients who need antibiotic prophylaxis for endocarditis and those who
are taking antibiotics prescribed for medical conditions. The world of microbes can affect
dental treatment. After taking this course, you can be confident in your ability to conquer that world.
Length: 8 hours
500MHz Pentium or faster with 512MB Ram (1GB recommended)
1024 x 768 minimum monitor screen resolution with 16-bit video card
Windows 2000, XP or later
Broadband connection (256 kbps or greater) connection recommended
Internet Explorer 6.0+ or Firefox 2.0+
Flash Player 9.0+ required for most courses
Sound card with speakers or headphones for audio playback