Volume : 3
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2395-6194
Print ISSN : 2395-6186
Article First Page : 14
Article End Page : 16
Aim: To assess the antibiotic prescribing practice among general dental practitioners in Chennai.
Materials and Methods: Cross sectional survey involving 100 general dental practitioners was conducted through a questionnaire about the prescribing pattern of antibiotics.
Results: 71% of the dentists in the study prescribe antibiotics to all the patients. 88% of the participants preferred broad spectrum antibiotics. 97% used antibiotics for prophylaxis.
Conclusion: Our study revealed that the antibiotic prescribing practice among dentists in Chennai lack guidelines or protocols leading to its over-usage