Antibiotic Use in Dentistry

Antibiotic Use in Dentistry 

This course will provide an overview of the antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal formulations most frequently used in the scope of dental treatment for oral and maxillofacial infections which are caused by pathogenic organisms. Also discussed will be the spectrum of microbial activity, drug interactions, common indications for administration and potential side effects.

AGD Subject Code: 016


Hours: 3.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program


Dynamic Dental Educators is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-SWK-DDE-5047-V2
Hours: 3
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Review the most common oral antibiotics used in dentistry
Understand the different mechanisms by which these medications work.
Review the side effects and drug interactions which occur among the commonly prescribed antibiotics used in dentistry.
Appreciate how systemic diseases can alter the metabolism and the excretion of these medications.
Review the most common oral antifungal medications prescribed for oral and facial fungal infections.
Review the most common antiviral medication utilized for viral diseases which affect the oral and maxillofacial complex.
Understand the concept of microbial resistance as it applies to any of these medications.
Develop and maintain an appreciation of the spectrum of activity and the limitations inherent in these medications.


For the course outline, please refer to the Table of Contents found in the course PDF.

Instructor: Dynamic Dental Educators
Disclosure: Dynamic Dental Educators has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Dental Professionals; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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