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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology


Antibiotic prescribing practice among general dental practitioners


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Author Details : Sam Prasad, Rukmani Rajesvari

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 14-16


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Abstract

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

How to cite : Prasad S, Rajesvari R, Antibiotic prescribing practice among general dental practitioners. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2017;3(1):14-16

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