Use of Antibiotics in Endodontics 2010
Objectives and Goals
- The students will be able to describe the indications and contra-indications for the use of antibiotics for the treatment of infections of endodontic origin.
- The students will be able to describe a hierarchy of antibiotics for the treatment of infections of endodontic origin.
- The students will be able to discuss minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of antibiotics and how to achieve MIC in patients.
- The students will be able to describe the indications for the use of prophylactic antibiotics as recommended by the American Heart Association.
Abstracts should include: title, authors, purpose, M&M, results, author's conclusions, & your conclusions. - Critically evaluate the findings.
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