Antibiotic therapy has revolutionized the fields of medicine and dentistry. Despite its advantages, controversies associated with the use of antibiotic therapy, among other factors, have led to antibiotic resistance, which represents a significant challenge to public health. This presentation will provide a critical overview of the controversies related to the use of antibiotic therapy in dentistry, explore antibiotic resistance and associated factors, and attempt to provide guidelines for the use of antibiotics, based on the most recent evidence-based scientific literature, therefore, contributing to improved patient care.
1. Identify factors associated with antibiotic resistance.
2. Determine the various indications for antibiotic therapy.
3. Discuss the impact of antibiotic resistance.