Survey of Dental Antibiotic Use in Ireland Underway


All dentists in Ireland are being invited to take part in an anonymous survey to determine antibiotic use in dental practices. Currently there is very little data on antibiotic use in dental practice in Ireland, and a lack of national dental antibiotic prescribing guidelines. To address these gaps, a survey of dental antibiotic prescribing in Ireland is being carried out by the SARI (Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland) Sub-Committee on Antibiotic Use in Dentistry. The survey will provide valuable information on the use of antibiotics in dentistry in Ireland, and will help to identify what infections will need to be included in national dental prescribing guidelines.