Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620773
Title:
The path of least resistance in oral surgery
Authors:
Fee, Laura
Publisher:
Irish Dental Assocation (IDA)
Journal:
Irish Dental Association (IDA)
Issue Date:
Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620773
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The World Health Organisation has identified antibiotic resistance as a major threat to worldwide public health.1 Every year there are an estimated 25,000 deaths in Europe due to antibiotic resistance.2 This is primarily caused by inappropriate prescribing habits, which lead to the over-use of antibiotics. The dental profession is globally responsible for between 7 and 11% of all antibiotic prescriptions.3 Indiscriminate prescribing practices among dentists, particularly in the field of oral surgery, need to be targeted. Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics leads to selection and dominance of resistant microorganisms. The exchange of genetic material can also increase resistance, resulting in resistant genes spreading between populations of bacteria.4 As a consequence, antibiotics are becoming less effective and contribute to many infections, which are increasingly difficult to treat. The dental profession must demonstrate leadership in helping to reduce the impact of antibiotic resistance
Keywords:
DENTAL HEALTH
Local subject classification:
ORAL SURGERY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFee, Lauraen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-30T11:23:17Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-30T11:23:17Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620773-
dc.descriptionThe World Health Organisation has identified antibiotic resistance as a major threat to worldwide public health.1 Every year there are an estimated 25,000 deaths in Europe due to antibiotic resistance.2 This is primarily caused by inappropriate prescribing habits, which lead to the over-use of antibiotics. The dental profession is globally responsible for between 7 and 11% of all antibiotic prescriptions.3 Indiscriminate prescribing practices among dentists, particularly in the field of oral surgery, need to be targeted. Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics leads to selection and dominance of resistant microorganisms. The exchange of genetic material can also increase resistance, resulting in resistant genes spreading between populations of bacteria.4 As a consequence, antibiotics are becoming less effective and contribute to many infections, which are increasingly difficult to treat. The dental profession must demonstrate leadership in helping to reduce the impact of antibiotic resistanceen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Dental Assocation (IDA)en
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subject.otherORAL SURGERYen
dc.titleThe path of least resistance in oral surgeryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Dental Association (IDA)en
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