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End of Week 1 Summary

This article provides a summary of the topics covered in week 1 of the course and a preview of what will be covered in week 2.

Thank you for completing week 1 of the course, we hope you are enjoying it so far.

This week we introduced the global problem of antibiotic resistance and learnt why it is such a big problem. We discovered how resistance develops and spreads and looked at how resistance patterns are closely related to antibiotic prescribing patterns. We then thought about the challenges of optimising antibiotic use through the exercise and action plan.

In week 2 we will look in more depth at antibiotic use within the dental profession. We will discuss some of the risks associated with prescribing antibiotics and then cover the different ways in which antibiotics are used in dentistry around the world to treat and/or prevent infections. We will then move on to what role dental professionals can play in tackling antibiotic resistance.

We hope you enjoyed this week, let us know in the comments:

  • Do you have any questions about week 1?
  • What is your key take home message from week 1?
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Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: What Should Dental Teams Do?

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