Work on a framework for dental teams to participate in efforts to reduce Antibiotic Resistance (ABR)

Impact: Health and wellbeing

Narrative

Wendy was an author on FDI World Dental Federation White Paper- which provides a framework for dental teams to participate in efforts to reduce ABR. It builds on FDI’s policy statement on antibiotic stewardship in dentistry by setting out the context for the global problem of ABR and guiding the dental profession to play a part in tackling it.

Wendy was lead educator for its accompanying online training course which was in part based on her research has been accessed by nearly 2000 people including policy makers, dental and medical professionals, patients and members of the public across over 100 countries.

Wendy regularly lectures to dentists internationally on this subject, including at the World Dental Congress 2021 and in 2021 will talk for the International Association of Dental Students, Hong Kong Dental Association, Indian Dental Association and various for the British Dental Association.

Wendy has recently worked with WHO to draft the dental chapter of its AMR Handbook which should be published soon.

Category of impact

  • Health and wellbeing
Date
2020

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