Journal of International Oral Health

: 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 189-

Knowledge of antibiotics among dentists

Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Knowledge of antibiotics among dentists.J Int Oral Health 2017;9:189-189

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Dear Editor,

The report on “Knowledge of antibiotics among dentists” is very interesting.[1] Bhanvadia et al. concluded that “most dentists had medium knowledge in prescribing antibiotic therapy for dental infection.[1]” We would like to share ideas and experience with this interesting observation. In our country, the rational use of antibiotic by dentists is also an interesting concern. The big query is whether there is a sufficient education for the student before they graduate to be a dentist. In fact, “a lack of consistency in the knowledge and practice” is an important problem, and there is a need for setting of a good education.[2] Indeed, the curriculum might have several data, but there must be a selection on the necessary one. The dentist might not be permitted to use all kinds of antibiotics. The basic knowledge on the necessary drug that dentist must know and effectively use should be included in the curriculum. In addition, for dentist, the attendance to “lectures and workshops to stay up to date on current concepts in odontogenic infection management [3]” is also required.

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1Al-Khuzaei NM, Assery MK, Al-Rahbeni T, Al-Mansoori M. Knowledge of antibiotics among dentists in Saudi Arabia. J Int Oral Health 2017;9:71-80.
2Ryalat S, Hassona Y, Al-Shayyab M, Abo-Ghosh M, Sawair F. Dentists' knowledge and practice regarding prevention of infective endocarditis. Eur J Dent 2016;10:480-5.
3Al-Sebaei MO, Jan AM. A survey to assess knowledge, practice, and attitude of dentists in the Western region of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med J 2016;37:440-5.