CareOregon Dental Clinical Guidelines

by User Not Found | Feb 28, 2017

Clinical guidelines are designed to support providers in their practice of dentistry. Dental departments, or clinics, may already have established clinical guidelines that help providers make decisions about treatment and standardize care between providers. As a Dental Care Organization (DCO), CareOregon Dental also provides clinical guidelines on our website.

CareOregon Dental has a quality committee that reviews and approves evidence-based guidelines from reputable and professional resources. We provide these practice guidelines to our provider network as part of our policy dissemination. In addition, we review all guidelines we post every two years to ensure they are up-to-date and are still the current best practices.

CareOregon Dental has approved and posted three clinical guidelines:

  1. Recommendations for Prescribing Radiographs
  2. Prophylactic Antibiotic Coverage (PAC) for Infective Endocarditis, including Antibiotic Prophylactic Regimens for Cardiac Conditions
  3. Recommendations for Antibiotic Prophylactic Coverage for Total Joint Replacement 

PAC for endocarditis is the straightforward recommendation for antibiotic coverage from the American Heart Association. Our clinical guideline on PAC for total joint replacement is a review of the latest joint evidence-based guidelines and recommendations from the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Dental Association (ADA), their shared decision making tool, and the ADA’s individual policy. This guideline statement provides information that clinicians should be aware of for prescribing after joint replacement, and allows for an evidence-based discussion amongst providers.

We are continuously looking to add guidelines that are seen as best, or promising, practices. These guidelines are recommendations and allow for evidence-based discussions in the hopes of providing the best health outcomes for our members. We will keep you informed of additional guidelines approved by CareOregon Dental in future editions of this newsletter.

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