Concordance of antibiotic prescribing with the American Dental Association acute oral infection guidelines within Veterans’ Affairs (VA) dentistry

  04 March 2021

United States dentists prescribe 10% of all outpatient antibiotics. Assessing appropriateness of antibiotic prescribing has been challenging due to a lack of guidelines for oral infections. In 2019, the American Dental Association (ADA) published clinical practice guidelines (CPG) on the management of acute oral infections. Our objective was to describe baseline national antibiotic prescribing for acute oral infections prior to the release of the ADA CPG and to identify patient-level variables associated with an antibiotic prescription.

Author(s): Daniel B. Carlsen , Michael J. Durkin , Gretchen Gibson , M. Marianne Jurasic , Ursula Patel , Linda Poggensee , Margaret A. Fitzpatrick , Kelly Echevarria , Jessina McGregor , Charlesnika T. Evans and Katie J. Suda
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