Antimicrobial resistance

WHO AMR week 2019

Meet Dr Wendy Thompson, lead author of FDI white paper on tackling antibiotic resistance

22 November 2019

Prescribing antibiotics for dental problems contributes significantly to the burden of antibiotic use. 

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in petri dish

FDI experts publish guidance on antibiotic stewardship in dentistry

27 June 2019

Dentists should be involved in the development and implementation of national action plans to counter antibiotic resistance, as they prescribe almost 10% of all antibiotics.

Dentist with antibiotics in hand

Reporting back from the Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance in Accra, Ghana

05 December 2018

FDI Speaker Dr Susie Sanderson shares highlights from the Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance meeting and profiles FDI’s work in the area.

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FDI continues to represent the profession at global event on antimicrobial resistance

17 November 2017

Attended by Dr Susie Sanderson, FDI was once again the only organization present to represent the oral health profession at a global event to accelerate action on tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Designed as a global call to action to fight AMR, the meeting aimed to build consensus around priority areas, research to address knowledge gaps, and further collaboration across all sectors.

Representation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

FDI attends WHO meeting on health workforce education and control of antimicrobial resistance

03 May 2017

FDI was present at an expert consultation organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) on health workforce education and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) control. The meeting took place 23-24 March at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Representation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

WHO reveals list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria posing the greatest threat to human health

09 March 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of 12 families of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed, calling on hospital infection-control experts and pharmaceutical researchers to focus on these “priority pathogens”.

Dentist with antibiotics in hand

Dentists should be consulted about AMR, FDI tells WHO

13 February 2017

FDI tells WHO that as dentists are among the major prescribers of antibiotics, estimated at between 7–11% of all antibiotic prescriptions they must be involved in antibiotic stewardship activities.