Our multi-stakeholder group aims to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in dental infections and support appropriate choice and duration of treatment.
We have agreed some initial objectives to support optimisation of prescribing in dental settings
A free e-learning course on Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance for dentists and others interested in antibiotic use in dentistry is available on the Futurelearn site.
The course is supported by the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy & FDI World Dental Federation and led by Dr Wendy Thompson.
Following an extensive period of research and consultation the SAPG committee and SAPG Dental sub-group members have approved the following guidance to promote the use of penicillin V in preference to amoxicillin for acute dental infections. This aligns with other SAPG work to use narrow spectrum agents wherever possible as a key action to tackle antimicrobial resistance.