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Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance

A Global Public Health Initiative



EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Antibiotic Resistance: What you don’t know can hurt you
[2019]

This video presentation provides a basic understanding of the critical worldwide importance of Antibiotic Resistance, focusing on how it impacts dentistry.  The package includes introduction, handouts and study questions as well as a post-test.
Viewers may complete a knowledge test after watching the video to receive 1 hour of CE credit – WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

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Antibiotic Prescribing in Dentistry: Challenges and Best Practices
[December 9, 2021]

Five international Fellows discuss antibiotic prescribing challenges and best practices in dentistry. The panel of experts, Dr. Gary Brillo (Philippines), Dr. Andres Pinto (United States), Dr. Wendy Thompson (United Kingdom), Dr. Mahesh Verma (India) and Dr. Sam Zwetchkenbaum (United States), engage in interesting conversations about antibiotic sustainability, adverse effects for patients, effective use in oral surgery and pain management, and correlations with COVID-19.
Viewers may complete a knowledge test after watching the video to receive 1 hour of CE credit – WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

 

 

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DEFINITION & MISSION

Antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance is a critical issue to public health systems worldwide. Because of it, infections that were once easily treated with antibiotics are becoming more dangerous, causing treatment failure, prolonged suffering or even death. The ICD Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance program aims to disseminate critical information on antibiotic resistance and appropriate use and prescribing to ICD Fellows, oral health workers and patients globally, to help spread awareness and educate.

COLLABORATION

The program is maintained by ICD Fellow Team Members Dr. Christine Benoit, Dr. Sam Zwetchkenbaum and Dr. Raghu Puttaiah. In addition, the CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship provides as-needed technical assistance. 
ICD Sections, Regions and Fellows are invited to participate in this College initiative by providing program opportunities and distributing information, using their own resources and communications. The ICD Global Visionary Fund may be a source for financial support.