Scientific article

A pilot study to determine the effectiveness of different amoxicillin regimens in implant surgery

Published inJournal of Oral Implantology, vol. 37, no. 6, p. 691-696
Publication date2011

The aim of this study was to attempt to determine the minimum effective regimen of amoxicillin antibiotic prophylaxis for dental implant surgery. One hundred patients were randomly allocated to 4 different antibiotic prophylactic treatment groups. At second-stage surgery, only 2 implants failed in the nonantibiotic group. No statistically significant differences were found in the 4 groups, probably because of the limited number of the samples. Until a study with a larger population may definitely rule on the role of antibiotics in oral implant surgery, in may be prudent for the practitioner to adopt the single preoperative antibiotic dose as the minimal effective regimen.

  • Adult
  • Amoxicillin/administration & dosage
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/administration & dosage
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pilot Projects
  • Prospective Studies
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
CAIAZZO, Alfonso et al. A pilot study to determine the effectiveness of different amoxicillin regimens in implant surgery. In: Journal of Oral Implantology, 2011, vol. 37, n° 6, p. 691–696. doi: 10.1563/AAID-JOI-D-09-00134.1
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ISSN of the journal0160-6972

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