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Odovtos International Journal of Dental Sciences

versão On-line ISSN 2215-3411versão impressa ISSN 1659-1046


HERNANDEZ MONTERO, Rodrigo; POZOS-GUILLEN, Amaury  e  CHAVARRIA-BOLANOS, Daniel. Knowledge of Antibiotic Therapy Protocols by the Students of Costa Rican Dental Schools. Odovtos [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.3, pp.93-104. ISSN 2215-3411.

The knowledge of antibiotic protocols is essential to guarantee its correct use in our patients. A poor selection of antibiotic therapy may be associated with the development of adverse effects, therapeutic ineffectiveness or development of bacterial resistance among others. The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge of antibiotic therapy protocols in students of the last year of Dentistry during their clinical practice in different costa rican universities. The study was performed at three of the costa rican universities that offer the career of Dentistry. A descriptive transversal study was performed by applying a questionnaire in different dental schools, to the students undergoing clinical practice. The questionnaire consisted in thirty closed questions and was divided in five segments, assessing the knowledge of general aspects of antibiotics, indications and clinical conditions for antibiotic therapy, and the special protocols in this field. Demographic data and certain academic of the students interviewed were also recorded. From the students who participated in the study, 40% answer correctly the segment concerning general knowledge of antibiotics, 40% to the segment of clinical indications for antibiotic protocols and only the 32,8% of the answers of special antibiotic protocols was correct. The general knowledge of antibiotic protocols of the students surveyed was low. It is recommended to reinforce the study programs and the implementation of seminars to strengthen this area, as well to reinforce the discipline of constant revision of literature in order to update their acquired knowledge in Pharmacology.

Palavras-chave : Antibiotics; Knowledge; Dentistry.

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