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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC


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The recognition over the past three decades of microbial specificity in periodontitis has afforded dental practitioners the ability to prevent and treat the disease with a variety of antimicrobial drugs. These include systemic antibiotics, topical antibiotics and topical antiseptics. Systemic antibiotic therapy can be essential in eliminating pathogenic bacteria that invade gingival tissue and in helping control periodontal pathogens residing in various domains of the mouth from where they may translocate to periodontal sites. Frequently used periodontal combination antibiotic therapies are metronidazole-amoxicillin (250-375 mg of each/three times daily/8 days) and metronidazoleciprofloxacin (500 mg of each/twice daily/8days). Microbiological analysis helps determine the optimal antibiotic therapy and the effectiveness of treatment. Topical antibiotics that are commercially available as controlled release devices suffer from several potential problems, including insufficient spectrum of antimicrobial activity in some periodontal polymicrobial infections, risks of producing an antibiotic resistant microbiota, and high acquisition costs. In this course, Dr. Slots presents a periodontal treatment protocol that includes a battery of professionally and patient administered antimicrobial agents. These chemotherapeutics can provide effective, safe, practical and affordable means of controlling subgingival colonization of periodontal pathogens and various types of periodontal disease. Treatment protocols and cases will be presented.
The course will present data from clinical scientific studies and from own clinical case reports on antimicrobial periodontal therapy. In a clinical demonstration, the course participants will experience, in their own mouth, an instantaneous benefit of effective antimicrobial therapy.


The type of periodontal patients who should be treated with adjunctive antimicrobial therapy
Safe and effective antimicrobial therapies and how to select the most optimal antibiotic and antiseptic therapy for individual patients
Effective and rational recall programs for periodontitis patients
Highly effective, long-lasting and inexpensive means of combating bad breath and some types of tooth sensitivity


Aug 25, 2018

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Dr. Jorgen Slots, DDS, DMD, PhD, MS, MBA

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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC HERMAN OSTROW SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY OF USC Free CE CME Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)
925 W. 34th St
Los Angeles, CA   90089
United States of America

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