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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

Dental Prophylaxis Patient Education Updated

The Patient and Public Relations Committee has updated the patient education article, “Preventing Infection in Your Joint at the Dentist’s Office,” on the AAHKS website. After the AAOS updated the appropriate use criteria (AUC) in September, the committee discussed the AUC and made some minor changes to the article. The reference section also includes a link to the online AUC procedure recommendations tool from the AAOS.

Patient education articles available on the AAHKS website are regularly reviewed by the committee and continue to be the most popular pages accessed by visitors to the website. You can find the above article and many others at http://www.aahks.org/care-for-hips-and-knees/.

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