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Antibiotic Stewardship

Why is antimicrobial stewardship important for dentists?

Why is antimicrobial stewardship important for dentists?

Antimicrobial resistance is considered a press­ing international public health problem and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Antibiotic consumption is recognized as the primary cause of emerging resistance and some of the increase in resistance is directly attributed to the indiscriminate or poor use of anti­biotics.

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