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This course is designed to familiarize the entire health care team with those medical conditions necessitating antibiotic therapy prior to dental treatment.

Emphasis will be placed on the latest American Heart Association’s recommendations for prevention of endocarditis. Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2015) from the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs regarding prophylaxis for patients with prosthetic joints will also be presented.

Learning Objectives

  • The disease known as infective endocarditis
  • Most current American Heart Association recommendations for prophylaxis for prevention of endocarditis.
  • Most current American Dental Association evidence-based clinical practice guidelines regarding prophylaxis for prosthetic joint

Language: English

Release date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Expiration date: Friday, February 28, 2020

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Dr. Thomas Viola RPh, C.C.P, Pharmacist

In addition to his daily practice of the profession of pharmacy, Thomas Viola also serves the dental professions as a clinical educator, published writer and professional speaker. Tom is a member of the faculty of eight colleges, as well as several national board exam review courses.

He is a contributor to several dental professional journals, with pharmacology columns appearing regularly in General Dentistry, AGD Impact, Access Magazine and RDH Magazine. In addition, Tom currently serves on the Advisory Board for General Dentistry and as the Subject Matter Expert for Mosby’s Dental Drug Reference. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses, nationally and internationally, in the areas of dental pharmacology and local anesthesia.

Barbara J. Steinberg DDS, Clinical Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine

BARBARA J. STEINBERG received her D.D.S. from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed a residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.  She is Clinical Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine.

Dr. Steinberg specializes in the treatment of medically compromised patients.  She is a nationally and internationally invited lecturer in the area of dental treatment of the medically compromised patient and women’s health, and has authored numerous articles and contributed to major textbooks on these subjects.

For the last ten years Dr. Steinberg has been named by Dentistry Today “One of the Top Clinicians in Continuing Education”. Dr. Steinberg is a former spokesperson for the American Dental Association on Women’s Oral Health Issues and has had numerous television appearances, including Good Morning America.  She represented the American Dental Association at a congressional briefing on Women’s Oral Health Issues and presently serves on the Health, Nutrition and Fitness Board of Women’s Day Magazine.

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The speaker reports no conflict of interest associated with this work.

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Universal Activity Number (UAN)
Live: 0589-0000-17-001-L01-P
Home Study: 0589-0000-17-001-H01-P

Type of Activity: Knowledge

Target Audience: Pharmacists

Topic Designator: 01 - Disease State Management/Drug therapy

Format: L - Live activities

ACPE CE Credits: 0.1 CEU

“Antibiotic Prophylaxis Update: A continuing education course for Dental and Pharmacy Professionals” is financially supported by Colgate Palmolive. Tribune Group GmbH is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.