Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003141
Title: Assessing the knowledge on antibiotic prescription in dental student - amoxicillin and clindamycin
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of dental students on antibiotic prescription of amoxicillin and clindamycin. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 participants were selected from undergraduate students. The questions were designed in closed-ended questions. The survey was conducted through an online survey using Google forms. Results: As per the percentage of the questionnaire answered by the majority of the participants, more than half of the respondents prescribed amoxicillin. In terms of conditions in where antibiotic should be prescribed, all participants prescribed for dental extractions. Conclusion: Knowledge related to antibiotic prescription was low. Although the majority of participants were aware of the antibiotic resistance, indiscriminate prescription of antibiotics was found indicating a need for updating regarding appropriate antibiotic use through Continuing Dental Education programs.

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    Srithi Srinath1 , Jayanth Kumar V 2*

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    1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Jayanth Kumar V, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India. Phone: +91-8056135807.

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    Srithi Srinath1 , Jayanth Kumar V 2*

    Title:Assessing the knowledge on antibiotic prescription in dental student - amoxicillin and clindamycin
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (February)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (373-377)
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    Methodology:an online survey
    Research Materials:Amoxicillin, Antibiotic, Clavulanate, Clindamycin

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Amoxicillin Antibiotic Clavulanate Clindamycin Prescription

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