Examine risks and benefits of antibiotics for treating oral conditions.
Indications for antibiotic prescribing in dentistry
Course Aims: To confirm appropriate use of antibiotics in dentistry whilst reducing the risk of antimicrobial resistance.
Course Objectives:Reduce the risk of emergence of antimicrobial resistance by inappropriate dental prescribing.
Martin Fulford originally trained as a microbiologist and spent 13 years as a practical medical microbiologist. He retrained as a dentist in his mid thirties and then spent 17 years working as a general dental practitioner. During this time he managed to combine clinical dentistry with research, mainly in the field of infection control. Was a member of the NICE group that rewrote the guidelines on the prophylaxis of Infective Endocarditis. Martin has also been a member of the Health and Science Committee, with a particular interest in infection control, of the British Dental Association.
Martin is currently the Dental Adviser to his Local Area Team of NHS England and has appeared on over 100 occasions as an Expert Witness at GDC Fitness to Practice hearings.