Antibiotic use for treating dental infections in children: a survey of dentists' prescribing practices.

@article{Cherry2012AntibioticUF,
  title={Antibiotic use for treating dental infections in children: a survey of dentists' prescribing practices.},
  author={William R. Cherry and Jessica Lee and Daniel A. Shugars and Raymond P. White and William Felix Vann},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={143 1},
  pages={31-8}
}
BACKGROUND The authors conducted a study to examine the antibiotic prescribing practices of general and pediatric dentists in the management of odontogenic infections in children. METHODS The authors relied on a cross-sectional study design to assess the antibiotic prescribing practices of general and pediatric dentists in North Carolina. The survey instrument consisted of five clinical case scenarios that included antibiotic-prescribing decisions in a self-administered questionnaire format… CONTINUE READING