Tackling antibiotic resistance—avoiding the next pandemic
Antibiotics are life-saving drugs. An infection that does not respond to antibiotics is known as an antibiotic-resistant infection. This is a global problem which poses a significant threat to health due to prolonged illnesses, longer hospital stays and increased mortality. Dentists and dental teams have an essential role in tackling antibiotic resistance.
This webinar is a preview session for the ADA FDI 2021 World Dental Congress Special Edition. For more information about the event, scientific programme and registration, visit https://2021.world-dental-congress.org/.
This session will first introduce you to a South African for whom ABR had life changing consequences. A speaker from Canada will then introduce the FDI pledge on antibiotic resistance to national dental associations. Next, a pharmacist from the USA will discuss their work on dental antibiotic stewardship interventions. Finally, the lead author of the FDI White Paper on Antibiotics in Dentistry will introduce the new Early Careers Researcher network about dental antibiotic stewardship and an international study in which colleagues may wish to participate.
- To demonstrate the importance of antibiotic resistance to patients
- To introduce the FDI pledge on antibiotic resistance to national dental associations
- To provide examples of how the United States is going about tackling antibiotic resistance via dentistry
- To explore how research can contribute to dental efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance
Release date: 2021-09-08 | Expiration date: 2024-09-08