Knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics for dentistry - An Australian analysis

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Medicines used for oral health conditions often fall under the auspice between dentists, medical practitioners, and pharmacists. Genuine interdisciplinary education and practice could bridge these gaps, but each discipline has traditionally trained and practised in its own silo. This thesis investigated the pharmacoepidemiological aspect of dental medication prescribing and knowledge among Australian dental students, general medical practitioners, and community pharmacists. Our finding suggests that despite a rise in antibiotics, opioids, and benzodiazepines, there are notable gaps in knowledge. This finding creates a foundation to initiate dialogues promoting interprofessional collaboration amongst different disciplines and to help optimise patient care.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Tennant, Marc, Supervisor
  • Kruger, Estie, Supervisor
  • Page, Amy, Supervisor
  • McGeachie, John, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date19 May 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023


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