The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA), and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) published free printed materials and resources to improve antibiotic use in dental care. Dentists prescribe around 10% of overall outpatient antibiotic prescriptions nationally. Improving antibiotic use will keep patients healthy, help prevent side effects, and fight antimicrobial resistance. The new resources include a fact sheet on dental pain and swelling, on-demand recordings from the Antibiotic Stewardship Summit, a brochure about antibiotic use for a safe dental visit, and an antibiotic stewardship toolkit for dental providers.
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