This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing dentoalveolar infections. The objective is to be practical. The biology of infections is used as a foundation to allow the practitioner to select the best combination of dental and pharmacological treatments to manage dental infections. In addition, potential adverse effects and their management will be reviewed. Want to know which antibiotic to use? How to manage most endodontic infections with local treatment instead of antibiotics? Which endodontic procedures offers the optimal way to reduce/eliminate endodontic pathogens? ? This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in addressing endodontic infection problems with useful solutions.
·At the completion of this course, the practitioner should be able to:
·Describe a practical method that combines non-pharmacological treatment with the appropriate antibiotics for managing dental infections.
·Understand the growing recognition of bacterial strains resistant to current antibiotics and be able to describe how to manage this problem.
·Describe clinical outcome studies comparing one appointment to multiple appointment procedures