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AzDA's Audio Amalgam podcast is a bi-weekly to monthly update from the Executive Director of the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) as well as AzDA members, programs, and community leaders.

This exclusive member dentist benefit takes a deeper dive into the current issues, obstacles, and opportunities dentists in Arizona face on a day-to-day basis, including: hot button issues, advocacy and new legislation, BODEX and the Dental Practice Act, licensure, business advice, AzDA member benefits, member dentist guest features, Q&As, and even roundtable discussions.

This is practical, applicable, and insider advice that member dentists practicing in Arizona absolutely need to know.

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Sep 4, 2018

(1hr) Increased awareness about the growing problem of microbial resistance with related challenges of treating infections caused by resistant organisms has resulted in a global initiative to improve the appropriate and safe use of antibiotics. This podcast is a discussion of strategies to promote antibiotic stewardship among dental professionals.  Practical considerations for reducing unnecessary antibiotic use, including the need for antibiotic premedication, are provided along with suggestions for resources to aid dental professionals with their clinical decision-making.

Do you ever think: Am I doing what I should be doing to prevent infective endocarditis? What do I do with my patient that has a prosthetic joint replacement? This podcast features Dr. Ann Spolarich, a leading expert and international speaker on pharmacology. She shares a very informative and lively conversation with Dr. Mai-Ly Duong about the current issues with antimicrobial resistance, the importance of antibiotic stewardship, as well as the most up-to-date guidelines for infective endocarditis prevention and managing patients with prosthetic joint replacements. 

If you have questions about what is covered in this podcast, feel free to reach out to Dr. Ann Spolarich at aspolarich[at symbol]atsu[dot]edu