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Antibiotic Use in Periodontal Therapy among French Dentists and Factors Which Influence Prescribing Practices

University of Lille, Inserm, CHU Lille, U1008—Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and Biomaterials, F-59000 Lille, France
Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Lille, Place de Verdun, 59000 Lille, France
Faculté d’Odontologie, Université de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 69008 Lyon, France
Hospices Civils de Lyon, Service d’Odontologie, 69007 Lyon, France
Laboratory Orofacial Pathologies, Imaging and Biotherapies URP2496, Université de Paris, F-92120 Montrouge, France
Service de Médecine Bucco-Dentaire, AP-HP, Hôpital Charles Foix, F-94200 Ivry-sur-Seine, France
SFPIO—French Society of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, 44000 Nantes, France
UFR d’Odontologie de Rennes, Bâtiment 15, 2 Avenue du Professeur Léon Bernard, Campus Santé, 35043 Rennes, France
Pôle Odontologie, CHU Rennes, 2 Rue Henri Le Guilloux, 35000 Rennes, France
CNEP—French College of Teachers in Periodontology, 35000 Rennes, France
Laboratoire des Multimatériaux et Interfaces, Université de Lyon—Claude Bernard Lyon 1, UMR CNRS 5615, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France
ReCOL—French Private Dental Practice-Based Research Network, 69007 Lyon, France
University of Lille, CHU Lille, ULR 2694—METRICS: Evaluation of Health Technologies and Medical Practices, F-59000 Lille, France
University of Lille, Inserm, CHU Lille, UMR-S 1172 JPArc, F-59000 Lille, France
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Timo Juhani Lajunen
Received: 17 February 2021 / Revised: 10 March 2021 / Accepted: 12 March 2021 / Published: 15 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antibiotic Use in the Communities)
The aim of the present survey is to investigate the use of antibiotics during periodontal therapy among French dentists with a focus on exploring potential differences between various groups of practitioners. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to different groups of practitioners including members of (i) the French Society of Periodontology and Implantology; (ii) the College of University Teachers in Periodontology and, (iii) private practitioners participating in the French general dental practice-based research network. 272 questionnaires were included in the analysis. Prescription patterns were globally in line with the current recommendations. Systemic antibiotics are most frequently used as a first-line therapy in necrotizing periodontitis (92%) and aggressive periodontitis (53.3% to 66.1%). However, malpractice still exists, including in the management of periodontal abscesses. Antibiotics are prescribed (i) less frequently for periodontal abscesses and (ii) more frequently for generalized aggressive periodontitis by members of the periodontal society and University college (p < 0.05). Amoxicillin (59.9%) and the amoxicillin + metronidazole (59.6%) combination were the most frequently prescribed molecules. Providing a high number of periodontal treatments per week, being more recently graduated, having a post-graduate certificate in periodontology and holding or having held an academic position/hospital practice were all factors associated with a better knowledge of and/or more adequate antibiotic use. View Full-Text
Keywords: antibiotics; drug prescription; antibiotic stewardship; periodontal disease; survey antibiotics; drug prescription; antibiotic stewardship; periodontal disease; survey
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Agossa, K.; Sy, K.; Mainville, T.; Gosset, M.; Jeanne, S.; Grosgogeat, B.; Siepmann, F.; Loingeville, F.; Dubar, M. Antibiotic Use in Periodontal Therapy among French Dentists and Factors Which Influence Prescribing Practices. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 303.

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Agossa K, Sy K, Mainville T, Gosset M, Jeanne S, Grosgogeat B, Siepmann F, Loingeville F, Dubar M. Antibiotic Use in Periodontal Therapy among French Dentists and Factors Which Influence Prescribing Practices. Antibiotics. 2021; 10(3):303.

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Agossa, Kevimy, Kadiatou Sy, Théo Mainville, Marjolaine Gosset, Sylvie Jeanne, Brigitte Grosgogeat, Florence Siepmann, Florence Loingeville, and Marie Dubar. 2021. "Antibiotic Use in Periodontal Therapy among French Dentists and Factors Which Influence Prescribing Practices" Antibiotics 10, no. 3: 303.

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