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Interview: “The story of antibiotics reads better than fiction”

By Iveta Ramonaite, DTI
November 01, 2019

The overprescription of antibiotics has accelerated antibiotic resistance and sparked controversy among dental professionals. In a new study, researchers have reviewed the scale of the issue in dental practice globally. Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr Smitha Sukumar, lead author of the study and a lecturer in tooth conservation at the Sydney Dental School in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, to learn how dental professionals could help avert antibiotic resistance through antibiotic stewardship.

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