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“Antimicrobial stewardship – like pulling teeth” free CPD event by Wendy Thompson

Here at mydentist we are delighted to announce a free CPD event featuring Wendy Thompson on Monday 20 May 2019. The evening is open to mydentist Clinicians as well as external Clinicians.

Venue: Tickled Trout Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UJ

Doors will open from 6pm for free drinks and nibbles and the CPD session will start at 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

Please note we only have limited spaces so don’t miss your chance and book a free place without delay!

CPD Aims & Objectives

Grow your confidence in treating patients with toothache and/or dental abscess. Optimise your use of antibiotics

When people need antibiotics, they need them to work. Yet increasingly antibiotics are becoming less effective at treating infections. Every time you take antibiotics, you change your microbiome and select for resistant bacteria. What does all of this mean?

How do you talk to your patients about this and the other risks associated with taking antibiotics? Did you know that some dentists hardly ever prescribe antibiotics – even when working in emergency dental clinics? On the other hand, did you know that some dentists prescribe antibiotics for inflammatory conditions like pulpitis and dry socket?

During this event you’ll have the opportunity to hear about latest guidelines for treating acute dental problems and to share top tips, approaches, experiences and challenges with peers.

You’ll also hear about the findings of Wendy’s PhD research and the tools that she has been developing to support dental teams care for their patients.

Why Wendy Thompson?

As a general dental practitioner with {my}dentist in Bradford and Kirkby Lonsdale, an out-of-hours dentist in Kendal, an academic dentist at University of Leeds, a specialist adviser for NICE (on dental antibiotics as well as on shared decision making) and a member of the BNF dental advisory group, Wendy has a wealth of experience to share. Her PhD research was funded through a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF) and she will share both the findings of her research about urgent dental care as well as her portfolio career as both as GDP and academic.Wendy regularly lectures about antibiotic prescribing, resistance and stewardship for Health Education England to both dental and medical teams around the country. Over the last year she has also presented her work in Amsterdam and at the Asia Pacific Dental Congress in Manila. This June she will be visiting Vancouver to lead the International Association for Dental Research symposium on dental antimicrobial stewardship.

Wendy lives in North Lancashire at weekends with her husband, daughter and little black dog. During the week, she escapes to the vibrant diversity of Bradford. Once her PhD thesis is finalised, she looks forward to finding the time to enjoy a little downtime.