LONDON, UK: In light of World Antibiotic Awareness Week running from 12 to 18 November, the British Dental Association (BDA) has commended British dentists for reducing the number of unnecessary antibiotic courses prescribed for patients. Figures from the latest report by the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR) show that dental practices dispensed 23.9 per cent fewer prescriptions for antibiotics in 2017 compared with 2013.
CAGLIARI, Italy: As part of this year's international congress of the Italian Dental Association (AIO), a vast number of hands-on courses in aesthetics, endodontics, implantology and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapy will be presented by top global experts. The event will be held from 13 to 15 June 2019 in Chia on the island of Sardinia in Italy.
World Oral Health Day is celebrated every year on 20 March. It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene to looking after everyone old and young.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: A new global classification system for periodontal health, diseases and conditions, as well as peri-implant diseases and conditions, was announced today at EuroPerio9. The outcome of a joint workshop held by the EFP and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) in Chicago in the US in 2017, the updated system comes almost two decades after the last comprehensive classification of these conditions and builds upon the significant amount of new evidence and knowledge that has been gained in that time.