Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance
A Global Public Health Initiative
EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
NEW! Antibiotic Prescribing in Dentistry: Guidelines and Patient Outcomes
[December 4, 2022]
Three international Fellows discuss antibiotic prescribing in dentistry guidelines and outcomes. The panel of experts, Dr. Anirudha Agnihotry (USA), Prof. Michael McCullough (Australia) and Dr. Wendy Thompson (United Kingdom), engaged in interesting conversations about antibiotic sustainability, adverse effects for patients, effective use in oral surgery and pain management, and more.
Antibiotic Prescribing in Dentistry: Challenges and Best Practices
DEFINITION & MISSION
Antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance is a critical issue to public health systems worldwide. Because of it, infections that were once easily treated with antibiotics are becoming more dangerous, causing treatment failure, prolonged suffering or even death. The ICD Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance program aims to disseminate critical information on antibiotic resistance and appropriate use and prescribing to ICD Fellows, oral health workers and patients globally, to help spread awareness and educate.
The program is maintained by ICD Fellow Team Members Dr. Christine Benoit, Dr. Raghu Puttaiah, Dr. Wendy Thompson and Dr. Sam Zwetchkenbaum. In addition, the CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship provides as-needed technical assistance.