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In this video, Shaun Howe highlights the importance of limiting the prescription of antibiotics, particularly by those in the dentist profession.

In this video, Shaun Howe discusses the important role the whole dental team plays in tackling antibiotic resistance. As a dental therapist, Shaun treats infections with procedures, but his scope of practice does not permit antibiotic prescribing. All members of the dental team have a role explaining that antibiotics may not be the right answer to a dental problem

Antibiotics can occasionally be viewed as a simple, easy solution for both patients and dentists. However, as professionals in a position of trust, dentists have a responsibility to change the public’s perception on antibiotic usage.

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Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: What Should Dental Teams Do?

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