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Check out these resources before reporting on dental antibiotic prescribing practices

Mary Otto

Concerns about the overuse of antibiotics in dentistry have been growing in recent times. In 2016, a group of experts weighed in on the problem in an article in the Journal of the American Dental Association, cautioning dental providers about the unintended consequences of antibiotic use.

They have concluded that antibiotics prescribed by dentists may be contributing to the spread of C. diff, which in 2011 killed more than 29,000 people in this country alone.

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