November 3, 2023
Presented at the 3 Rivers Dental Conference at Nemacolin

New Dental Antibiotic Guidance

3 Credit Hours

Supported in collaboration with DSWP and International College of Dentists (ICD-US Section 3)

This program aims to discuss new dental literature on the prophylactic and therapeutic use of antibiotics to guide dentists to make appropriate antibiotic decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review new guidance on the use of clindamycin and quinolones
  • Discuss 5 antibiotic practice changes dentists should make
  • Describe the prevalence of antibiotic resistance and its impact on dental patients
  • Analyze new studies that evaluate dental antibiotic use for prophylaxis and treatment
  • Define the role of dentists in dental antibiotic stewardship based on the ADA endorsement of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for dentists
dr. debra goff


Dr. Debra Goff

Dr. Goff is an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist and the founding member of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC). Dr. Goff collaborated with the CDC on the first Dental Antibiotic Stewardship initiative involving private practice dentists and orthopedic surgeons in June 2018 Columbus OH. They examined one of the most challenging topics in dentistry; the use of dental antibiotic prophylaxis in joint implant patients. Thirty local dentists and orthopedic surgeons participated in their workshop. She conducted the first US study with private practice dentists to evaluate their antibiotic prescribing and identify appropriate use. She has experience working with dentists and listening to the educational needs of dentists related to the appropriate use of antibiotics.

She founded the OSU-South Africa Train-the-Trainer Antibiotic Stewardship Program in 2012 and received the 2019 OSU Distinguished International Outreach and Engagement Award for her work in South Africa. Dr. Goff is one of twenty-five global experts selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) to implement antibiotic stewardship programs in low-middle income countries. She lectures nationally and internationally and has over 110 peer-reviewed publications and 50 grants.

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Dental Society of Western PA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by Pennsylvania Dental Association.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Dental Society of Western PA designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.