Prudent Antibiotic Usage in Dentistry: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

     Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:00pm 

Credits: 1 CE Hour*



John Dominici, DDS: is a board-certified endodontist and prosthodontist. He has been Program Director of Advanced Prosthodontic Residency and is responsible for endodontic instruction in the GPR program. He has lectured on endodontic and implant prosthodontics topics.


Julie Hempton: is a Physician Assistant at the Department of Veterans Affairs Boston, Emergency Department and is also an Instructor at Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.

Timothy Hempton

Timothy Hempton, DDS: is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the recipient of the 2011 Yankee Dental Congress Clinician of the Year award. He maintains a private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dedham, MA

Utilization of antibiotics as an adjunctive therapy to our therapeutic dental procedures is very common and is increasing in contemporary dental therapy. Antibiotics are not a benign therapeutic entity. With the emergence of bacterial resistance from over usage, the potential for negative drug interactions and concern regarding the level of clinical effectiveness, good stewardship in prescribing antibiotics for our dental patients is essential. Practical clinical approaches with evidence regarding therapeutic value in antibiotic usage in the management of periodontal disease. implant therapy with associated grafting for site development, endodontic infections, and combined endodontic/periodontal infections will be discussed. Antibiotic usage in treatment of dental patients relative to the updated guidelines on orthopedic joint replacements, cardiovascular concerns as well as the risk for allergic response, adverse reactions and negative drug interactions will also be reviewed.

  • List which antibiotics are currently being prescribed in contemporary dental practices
  • Examine adjunctive local and systemic antibiotic usage in periodontal therapy
  • Understand antibiotic therapy as a preventive treatment in patients with medical conditions
  • Compare the level of antibiotic effectiveness in various clinical cases
  • Describe the adverse reactions, side effects, and drug interactions with antibiotic usage
  • Review adjunctive antibiotic usage in implant therapy and extraction/site development
  • Discuss adjunctive antibiotic usage in the management of periimplant disease
*Attend all 4 virtual sessions, and receive 4 CE Credits. 
You will receive an additional 3 CE credits for attending the live in-person course at Yankee 2022. 

Ancy Verdier

Ancy Verdier, DMD: is the founder of Worcester Periodontics, a periodontal dental practice located in Worcester , MA where he practices periodontology and implant dentistry. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University, DMD and Periodontal residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Verdier is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists and American College of Dentists. He is also a regular contributor to Tufts Practice Based Research Network.