ADA issues guideline regarding antibiotics for patients with prosthetic joints


A report from the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs provides dental practitioners a guideline regarding the use of prophylactic antibiotics in patients with prosthetic joints.

Jan 3rd, 2015

A report from the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs provides dental practitioners a guideline regarding the use of prophylactic antibiotics in patients with prosthetic joints. The ADA released the report on Jan. 1.

The report concluded: "In general, for patients with prosthetic joint implants, prophylactic antibiotics are not recommended prior to dental procedures to prevent prosthetic joint infection."

The ADA recommended additional case-control studies to "increase the level of certainty in the evidence to a level higher than moderate."

To read the ADA report in its entirety, click here.

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