The PAAS study will evaluate the effectiveness of adjunctive antibiotics in the treatment of periodontal disease. Antibiotic stewardship calls for optimizing antibiotic prescribing to effectively treat infections, and to reduce antibiotic misuse to prevent the development of antibiotic-resistant microbial strains. The ADA expert panel recommendation for antibiotics as adjunctive therapies to SRP was considered of weak strength and suggested that larger pragmatic clinical trials would benefit dental professionals in their clinical decision making.
Webinar: Addressing tobacco use in dental care
You can now watch the recordings for the webinar on our YouTube channel. Dr. Sandra Japuntich, a clinical psychologist and researcher, talked about the current state of the tobacco epidemic and how to help patients quit smoking using the “Ask-Advise-Refer” strategy. She also shared with us the details about the Free Samples for Health (FreSH) study, being conducted in the Network.
Dr. Sandra Japuntich was joined by Dr. David Louis, a general dentist from Eden Prairie, MN, Dr. Paul Pentel, a physician at Hennepin Healthcare, MN, and Dr. Brad Rindal, a general dentist and researcher at HealthPartners and the Network node director for the midwest region, in a panel discussion about smoke cessation and the FreSH study. The panelists answered to questions from the audience.
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