Study 2018-04 (GCP) Guideline for the prudent use of antibiotics in the dental office

Ongoing study - One of the levers to the prudent use of antibiotics is the availability of up-to-date guidelines for healthcare professionals. Currently no guidelines are available for the dental profession, although dentists are qualified to prescribe antibiotics. According to the Farmanet data (RIZIV-INAMI), dentists prescribed in 2011-2015 between 1.5 and 1.6 defined daily doses  (DDD) per 1 000 inhabitants  per year, or in other words 5% of the antibiotics in the ambulatory sector. The objective of this project is to develop a guideline which will provide evidence based guidance to dentists on the prudent use of antibiotics for the indications for which they are currently most prescribed in the Belgian dental office.

Published on: 
2019/09/05