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Global Trends: Antibiotic Resistance and Dental Antibiotic Prescribing

Watch Leanne Teoh explain how and why patterns of antibiotic resistance vary between countries and over time.

In this video, Leanne Teoh discusses antibiotic resistance and prescribing for dentistry within a global context.

Patterns of resistance vary widely between places and over time. Whilst many factors affect a dentist’s decision to prescribe, one of them must be local guidelines for therapeutic and prophylactic use of dental antibiotics. Different regional prescribing patterns result in regional differences in patterns of resistance. Therefore, local patterns of resistance should be considered when guidelines for appropriate dental antibiotic use are produced. Using patterns of antibiotic resistance to monitor the impact of efforts to tackle the problem is, however, more difficult because too many factors outside of dentistry have an impact.

There is no one-size-fits-all global solution for antibiotic resistance but by working together, we can tackle antibiotic resistance.

The systematic review referenced in the video can be accessed in the downloads section below.

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Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: What Should Dental Teams Do?

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