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The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: What Should Dental Teams Do?

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and FDI World Dental Federation via FutureLearn


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Explore how dental teams can tackle the threat of global antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs – when you need them, you need them to work. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a significant threat to health and wealth globally. Dental teams can do their bit by optimising the use of antibiotics.

On this course, you’ll identify ways in which those involved in dental practice can do their bit to tackle antibiotic resistance (ABR).

You’ll explore the worldwide issue of antibiotic resistance, discovering the impact of resistant infections on dentistry, and how collaboration within a dental team can be key to tackling AMR.

This course is for members of the dental team (clinical and non-clinical) and other healthcare professionals who deal with patients presenting with toothache/abscess.


  • Antibiotic Resistance: How is dentistry a part of the global problem?
    • Welcome to the Course
    • Antibiotic Resistance (ABR): The Problem
    • End of Week 1
  • Keeping patients safe from infections and antibiotics
    • Dental Antibiotics
    • What can dental teams do?
    • End of Week 2
  • How can you be part of the global solution to tackle AMR?
    • Antibiotic Stewardship
    • Working Together
    • End of Course

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Wendy Thompson


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