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Antibiotic Stewardship: Evidence Based Practice, Programs and Resources in Dentistry

Saturday, April 15

9 AM - Noon *Updated time

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA

About the Course

In dentistry, evidence for antibiotic stewardship is shaping clinical practice. This session will discuss the evidence, program and policies that support patient and population safety by practicing antibiotic stewardship. By the end of the session, you will have the tools to develop an antibiotic stewardship program in your own practice or state.

This session will enable participants to:
- Describe the current evidence on antibiotic use in dentistry and define the practice of antibiotic stewardship
- Understand the mindset shift and influence clinical practice guidelines for antibiotic use have on patient safety
- Critically evaluate and apply clinical practice guidelines, patient tools and communication strategies to clinical care.
- Identify and apply resources in a clinical setting to develop an antibiotic stewardship program for your practice or state


Erinne Kennedy, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.M.Sc

Dr. Erinne Kennedy graduated from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine in 2015. She completed a 1-year GPR residency at a VA Hospital in 2016, a Dental Public Health residency in 2018 and a MMSc in Dental Education at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2019. She serves as the director of pre-doctoral education at Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine in Joplin, Missouri.
She has a passion for antibiotic stewardship and has been a part of the American Dental Association (ADA) expert panel for developing the guidelines on the Use of Antibiotics for the Emergency Management of Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis, Symptomatic Apical Periodontitis and Localized Acute Apical Abscess.

Conflict of Interest: None reported

Erinne Kennedy, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.M.Sc
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