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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

May 31, 2021

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about premedication guidelines as they relate to the medically compromised patient. 




“It is worth it to note that some patients, for example, beyond artificial joint replacement, may also require premedication.”


JADA notated in their 2017 article that patients that are medically compromised or present with immunocompromising diseases may in fact require premedication, particularly if they have a prosthetic joint.”


“Additionally, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research recommends that in patients receiving chemotherapy in which there is a central venous catheter, that consultation should be performed with the treating oncologist about the need for antibiotic prophylaxis prior to proceeding with any dental procedures.”




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