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Nazemi salman B, Rezazadeh F, Vahabi S, Shirinbak I, Basir shabestari S. The prevalence of inappropriate prescription of antibiotics and mouthwash in periodontal disease among general dentists . ijpd. 2018; 13 (2) :43-52
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Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
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Background:Due to the increasing desire to the application of chemical therapy for periodontal disease among dentists, the percentage of inappropriate drug prescription is also on the rise.
Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of inappropriate antibiotic and mouthwashes prescription among general dentists participating in the pediatric dentistry congress.
Materials and methods:This descriptive analytical study was done with the aid of two questionnaires distributed among 60 randomly chosen general dentists participating in pediatric dentistry congress.
Results:The highest percentage of antibiotic prescription was related to periodontal abscess (81%) while no one prescribed antibiotic for refractory periodontitis. About 60% of general dentists prescribed antibiotics before or during treatment. Only 15% of dentists, had done surgical treatment and mechanical debridement on patients with pocket depth more than 4 mm before mouthwash prescription. About 15% of dentists were not confirmed mouthwash prescription alone for periodontitis.
Conclusion:Around 75% of dentists’ antibiotic prescription was inappropriate. Moreover 66.6% of them were also considered the wrong duration for antibiotic therapy.
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Type of Article: Research Article | Subject: General
Received: 2018/09/22 | Accepted: 2018/09/22 | Published: 2018/09/22

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