Joint Pre-Medication Update from JADA

We are no longer required to pre-medicate for joint replacements. If your patients request this, refer them to their orthopedic surgeon for any pre-medication prescriptions, questions or concerns.  Here is a quote from the conclusion in the recent article in JADA.

"using antibiotics before dental procedures is not recommended to prevent Prostetic Joint Infections"

View the article in the link below
http://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(14)00016-6/fulltext