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Antimicrobial Prescription Habits of Dentists Performing Dental Implant Treatments in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Department of Dental Research, Federico Henriquez y Carvajal University, 10106 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Department of Dentistry, Federico Henriquez y Carvajal University, 10106 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthopedics, School of Dentistry, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, 10105 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Department of Clinical Dentistry, School of Biomedical Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, 28670 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Preclinical Dentistry, School of Biomedical Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, 28670 Madrid, Spain
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Received: 22 May 2020 / Revised: 13 June 2020 / Accepted: 2 July 2020 / Published: 3 July 2020
The use of antibiotics in implant treatments is controversial. The purpose of this research was to study the behaviors of Santo Domingo dentists who prescribe antimicrobials to patients for the placement of dental implants. A total of 99 dentists participated in the study. A share of 1.2% of dentists prescribed antimicrobials solely in the preoperative period, 8.6% after surgery, 44.4% before and after, 19.8% only in specific situations, and 25.9% did not prescribe at all. Amoxicillin was the predominant antimicrobial of choice. A cross-sectional, observational, survey-based study was conducted. The items studied were demographics, self-assessment of knowledge about antibiotics and when they are used, as well as their recommended dosage and duration, in healthy and non-allergic patients. Notable variability was found in the prescription behaviors of antimicrobials. Bridging gaps in knowledge on the subject could help to standardize prescription guidelines. View Full-Text
Keywords: antibiotic prophylaxis; prescription behavior; dental implant surgery; Dominican Republic antibiotic prophylaxis; prescription behavior; dental implant surgery; Dominican Republic
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Aragoneses, J.M.; Aragoneses, J.; Brugal, V.A.; Algar, J.; Suarez, A. Antimicrobial Prescription Habits of Dentists Performing Dental Implant Treatments in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Antibiotics 2020, 9, 376. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antibiotics9070376

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Aragoneses JM, Aragoneses J, Brugal VA, Algar J, Suarez A. Antimicrobial Prescription Habits of Dentists Performing Dental Implant Treatments in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Antibiotics. 2020; 9(7):376. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antibiotics9070376

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Aragoneses, Juan M., Javier Aragoneses, Vanessa A. Brugal, Juan Algar, and Ana Suarez. 2020. "Antimicrobial Prescription Habits of Dentists Performing Dental Implant Treatments in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic" Antibiotics 9, no. 7: 376. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antibiotics9070376

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