During World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Susie Sanderson tells us what impact COVID-19 has had on the fight against antimicrobial resistance in dentistry.
17 November, 2020
Susie Sanderson outlines when it's appropriate to prescribe antibiotics, and the harm overprescription could cause.
7 May, 2020
Getting the issue of AMR in dentistry taken seriously has been a long journey. Although antibiotic prescribing in dentistry is small compared to some other healthcare sectors, we are still prescribing around 3 million courses of antibiotics every year on the NHS in England.
6 June, 2019
Susie Sanderson explains why facing up to the threat of antibiotic resistance is important for dentistry and highlights what dentists need to be able to prescribe appropriately.
2 May, 2019
What do we know about dentistry in Northern Ireland to help reduce AMR? We respond the UK Government's new 5-year plan and 20 year vision for tackling AMR, highlighting the issues dentists are facing.
30 January, 2019
In Wales, as many as 81% of the antibiotics prescribed in general dental practice do not adhere to published prescribing guidance and that this may be putting patients at unnecessary risk. Anwen Cope highlights what dentists can do to ensure the problems associated with AMR are minimised.
28 January, 2019
We feel that dentistry is often forgotten when it comes to getting a share of NHS funding, but we've set out to Government why we feel committing more resources to NHS dentistry can massively improve oral (and general) health outcomes for patients.
5 November, 2018