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Project 029 – Prescribing of antibiotics and opioids by Victorian dentists during COVID-19

Antibiotic resistance and the opioid crisis are two well established public health issues. A study assessing Australian dental prescribing during the period of restricted dental services during January-June 2020 showed a reduction in prescribing during the periods of lockdown, but a significant increase was seen as soon as dental restrictions eased.

If you are a practising dentist in Victoria, we invite you to complete an online survey to help our eviDent supported research team to assess the factors influencing the increased prescribing of antibiotics and opioids by dentists since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey should only take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

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