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Our 2017 Regional Meeting was held in the beautiful 5-star Sheraton Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh on 17-18 November. The theme of the meeting was ‘Endodontic infections and systemic health’ and the society welcomed over 200 delegates, including a number from overseas. 

27 November 2017   More...

Antibiotic Awareness Week: “To promote the appropriate use of local and systemic antibiotics in Endodontics and prevent their misuse”

Antibiotic Awareness Campaign

 

“To promote the appropriate use of local and systemic antibiotics in Endodontics and prevent their misuse”

 

Following on from the British Endodontic Societies Regional Meeting in Edinburgh, please join us, the European Society of Endodontology and the World Health Organisation’s pledge to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics in Endodontics that can help prevent the development and spread of antibiotic resistance and improve patient outcomes.

 

What is antibiotic resistance?

  • when bacteria adapt and develop a way to protect themselves from being killed by antibiotics
  • bacteria are more likely to develop resistance when antibiotics are overused or not used as prescribed

Why is it a problem?

  • infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria are more difficult to treat leading to increased levels of disease and death and longer hospital stays
  • surgical operations and treatments like chemotherapy all require antibiotics to be successful; if our antibiotics do not work these procedures will become impossible without risk of infection
  • misuse of antibiotics and the side-effects they produce add to the financial burden of health care systems and society in general;
  • unwanted side-effects such as anaphylactic reactions, gastro-intestinal problems etc. will impact on the well-being of patients;
  • antibiotic prescribing for common dental/medical problems increases patient expectations for antibiotics, leading to a vicious cycle of increased prescribing in order to meet expectations

What can you do?

  • Join the BES, ESE and World Health Organisation’s pledge to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics in Endodontics that can help prevent the development and spread of antibiotic resistance and improve patient outcomes

Resources and information

The ESE has published a Position Statement on  “The use of antibiotics in Endodontics”, see:

ESE Position Statement on use of antibiotics in Endodontics   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/iej.12781/full

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The ESE has also been associated with a review paper on “Antibiotics in Endodontics”, see:

Antibiotics in Endodontics: a review   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/iej.12741/full

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http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-antibiotic-awareness-week/en/

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017 - WHO

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) is held in November, every year.



https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/european-antibiotic-awareness-day-resources

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Antibiotic awareness resources: 2017 - GOV.UK

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Antibiotic Guardian is a UK-wide campaign to improve and reduce antibiotic prescribing and use.



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Organisations | Antibiotic Guardian

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Between September and November, our organisation will champion/plan key promotional activities for European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) and World Antibiotic ...

 

World Health Organisation Posters:

 

http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-antibiotic-awareness-week/2017/infographics/en/

23 November 2017

Please see details of the Irish Endodontic Annual Scientific Meeting.  BES members may attend at member rate

24 October 2017   More...

Leadership Course in London - 10th October 2017

Last few places available at BSP leadership course (available to non-members)

Do you want to know the secrets of great leadership?

10 October 2017 • 9am until 5pm

The Wellcome Collection, Euston, London

by Peter Lees, Chief Exec & Medical Director of UK Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

Whether you are leading a team or a project, understanding how to be a strong, effective leader is a great career development skill.

Course outline:

In an interactive seminar, participants will explore their understanding of leadership building on their own experiences and styles. The evidence linking leadership with clinicial outcomes will be presented. The session will include an overview of the challenges facing leaders globally in the so-called VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous).          

In a second interactive session, participants will explore effective team-working. Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the benefits and challenges of diversity will be discussed with reference to participants’ own ‘types’.

The day will help participants:

·         understand good leadership styles and attributes

·         explore their impact on others and vice versa

·         explore what makes a good team and why it is important.

 

Earn CPD points and network with colleagues at our one-day course

Limited to 25 places – just a few left 

 

Book your place here: http://www.bsperio.org.uk/events/info/early-careers-group-leadership-developme/

 

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The British Endodontic Society is holding its 2017 regional meeting in Edinburgh on 17th and 18th November at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa. Hosted by BES President Professor BS Chong, the two-day programme is set to engage, educate and inspire delegates who are booking from all over the world.

22 August 2017   More...

Supported by the BES, The University of Glasgow’s Dental School has created what it believes to be the world’s biggest smile and is awaiting final verification that it has set a Guinness World Record.

8 August 2017   More...

[Caption: 756 participants, wearing red and white ponchos, joined the mass participation art installation of a Big Smile]

Supported by the BES, The University of Glasgow’s Dental School has created what it believes to be the world’s biggest smile and is awaiting final verification that it has set a Guinness World Record.

Hundreds of people participated in the Big Smile Big Band event, which took place at the SEC Glasgow on 9 June 2017, including Dental School and other University staff, dental alumni, school children and teachers from the Glasgow area.

 

27 June 2017   More...

Harty Prize 2016/17 Winner Michael Brown

The Society is pleased to announce that the winner of this year's Harty Prize is Michael Brown from the University of Glasgow.  Runner up is Michael Santangeli from Wigan.  Congratulations to both.   

27 June 2017

Are you looking for something to make you smile?

At 1.30pm on Friday 9 June 2017, over 1000 people, including University of Glasgow Dental School staff, students and alumni, Glasgow area schoolchildren and teachers and staff from local dental practices, will gather together to create the world’s biggest ‘human’ smile.

3 June 2017   More...

 

The aim of this year's campaign is to raise awareness of the association between periodontal disease and diabetes.  

The BSP is:

  • running a campaign in collaboration with diabetes.co.uk which is a global online diabetes community with over 500,000 members with diabetes and a database of 10,000 healthcare professionals
  • carrying out a short survey to find out the level of awareness of gum disease in people with diabetes
  • raising awareness of people with diabetes and dental and medical healthcare professionals using online information
  • carrying out a post campaign survey to evaluate the effectiveness of the campaign in bringing about behaviour change in people with diabetes

http://www.bsperio.org.uk/howsyoursmile/index.html

15 May 2017   More...