Dental stewardship

SAPG work has largely focused on prescribing by GPs and non-medical prescribers in the community, but a small proportion of antibiotic use is by dental practitioners.

Several groups have been working with dental practice staff to optimise antibiotic use. Our multi-stakeholder group aims to bring all work in this area together and continue efforts to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in dental infections and support appropriate choice and duration of treatment.