JoAnn Gurenlian RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM
Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD, FSCDH, Professor and Assistant Dean for Research, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University
Antibiotic stewardship refers to a set of recommendations for clinicians to follow to guide decision-making with appropriate antibiotic use.
Antibiotic stewards seek to eliminate unnecessary antibiotic use to combat the growing problem of microbial resistance. This course will review strategies to promote antibiotic stewardship among dental professionals. Proper use of antibiotics, including antibiotic use for premedication in at-risk individuals, will be reviewed based upon current scientific literature.
Participants will learn:
- Discuss current antibiotic prophylaxis recommendations for reducing risk for infective endocarditis and prosthetic joint infection.
- Demonstrate critical thinking when determining the need for antibiotic prophylaxis.
- Discuss strategies to reduce risk for promoting development of resistant organisms.
- Advocate for patients when encountering conflicting recommendations for antibiotic use between medical and dental providers.
JoAnn Gurenlian RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOMMore courses with JoAnn Gurenlian
JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, is Professor and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University. She is the Past President of the International Federation of Dental Hygiene and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Dr. Gurenlian is the co-author of the textbook “Preventing Medical Emergencies” and author of over 260 publications in dental hygiene, dental and medical journals. She has conducted over 570 presentations at regional, national and international events. Dr. Gurenlian was awarded affiliate fellow status in the American Academy of Oral Medicine in 2019.
Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD, FSCDH, Professor and Assistant Dean for Research, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still UniversityMore courses with Ann Eshenaur Spolarich
Ann Eshenaur Spolarich is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 1,000 invited lectures and has over 125 professional publications. She is Professor, Course Director of Oral Medicine and Pharmacology, and Assistant Dean for Research at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University (ATSU), where she teaches part-time in the Special Care Clinic. Ann is also a faculty member in the NYU Langone AEGD residency program at ATSU. Ann was awarded fellowship status in special care dental hygiene in 2016 and received the Education Award in 2021 from the Special Care Dentistry Association.