Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis for dental procedures--summary of the NICE guideline

Br Dent J. 2008 May 24;204(10):555-7. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2008.404.


The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has developed a guideline on 'Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis'. This paper details the recommendations from these guidelines which relate to dental practice and discusses the clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence pertaining to them. This is taken from the full NICE guideline, which also includes guidance relating to non-dental procedures (

MeSH terms

  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis / economics
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis / standards*
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Dental Care for Chronically Ill / economics
  • Dental Care for Chronically Ill / methods*
  • Endocarditis / prevention & control*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Risk Factors