Dentists in the UK have a statutory duty to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance by ensuring appropriate use of antibiotics. Antimicrobial Prescribing in Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines, 3rd Edition gives clear and practical advice on when to prescribe, what to prescribe, for how long and at what dosage.
The third edition published in December 2020 by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and the Faculty of Dental Surgery. It updates the 2012 FGDP(UK) version and widens the scope to all of dentistry, including management of oral and dental infections by specialists and trainees in hospital environments. It also covers prescribing to both adults and children and is available:
The aim of the guidance is to promote judicious antimicrobial prescribing and antimicrobial stewardship within dentistry.
The third edition was created in response to the increasing development of antimicrobial resistance worldwide and a call to provide initiatives to reduce and optimise antimicrobial prescribing for infections.