Antibiotic Therapy in the Treatment of Odontogenic Infections An Evolving Landscape - Exam 80
by Weeda, Backer
Despite advances in medical technologies and antibiotic therapies over the last century, odontogenic infections continue to be the most
prevalent disease worldwide and are the principal reason for seeking
dental care. A study conducted at
a large university based hospital
identified an average of 40 cases of
acute odontogenic infections annually
between 2003-2010.

 1) The most common reason for individuals to seek dental care is:
  1. prophylaxis
  2. headache
  3. cosmetic dentistry
  4. odontogenic infection
 2) Odontogenic infections ___
  1. are often painful
  2. often are expensive to treat if patient is hospitalized
  3. are the most prevalent world-wide disease
  4. all of the above
 3) Odontogenic infection are typically caused by:
  1. a mixed population of bacteria
  2. acid-fast bacteria
  3. Candida species
  4. all of the above
 4) Antibiotics are classified based upon:
  1. mechanism of action
  2. product cost alone
  3. extent of DNA damage it causes
  4. resistance of bacteria alone
 5) Antibiotic failure in odontic infections can be attributed to:
  1. resistance
  2. incorrect choice of antibiotic
  3. lack of understanding about alternative antibiotics
  4. all of the above