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A Closer Look at the AHA’s Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines

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In order to prevent infective endocarditis, oral health professionals need to remain up to date on the American Heart Association guidelines.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Define infective endocarditis (IE).
  2. Discuss the rationale behind the American Heart Association’s update to the antibiotic prophylaxis regimen.
  3. Explain the role of oral health professionals in preventing cardiac infection.

This course was issued in December 2021 and expires December 2024. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

Belmont Business Media is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at Belmont Business Media Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Provider ID 317924
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