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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 832-838

Antibiotic prescribing practices among dentists in Davangere City


1 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Community Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Pedodontics, RKDF Dental College and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
R Siddana Goud
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Context: The theme of "World Health Day 2011" is " Combat drug resistance-No action today, No cure tomorrow" is very applicable, as the present study emphatically demonstrates the current issues related to the overwhelming concerns regarding indiscriminate use of antibiotics, leading to a bleak tomorrow where cures may be few. Aim: To know the prescription pattern of antibiotics for various dental procedures by dental practitioners Materials and Methods: A pretested questionnaire was used. Questionnaire contained two sections pertaining to prescription of antibiotics for healthy and medically compromised patients during various dental procedures, with therapeutic and prophylactic considerations. Results: Questionnaire Response rate of 66.6%.was observed. Amoxicillin emerged as the most preferred antibiotic for dental procedures both as a therapeutic as well as a prophylactic drug. 50% of the Endodontists and 40% of the general dentists opted to prescribe antibiotics during root canal therapy where ideally operative intervention would suffice. Overuse of antibiotics for routine scaling and extraction was observed. Conclusion: The dental profession as a whole needs to acquire a deeper understanding of the global effect of superfluous antibiotic prescription. Antibiotics when judiciously used are precise life-saving drugs.


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