Antibiotics in odontology

Antibiotic resistance is a world-wide severe threat to modern health care. Many of the treatment options available today are dependent on access to efficient antibiotics.

The development of antibiotic resistance has been acknowledged as one the major threats to all mankind. The most important mean to counteract this development is to minimize antibiotic utilization and to prevent further dissemination of resistant bacterial strains. In an international perspective, odontology accounts for approximately 10% of all antibiotics prescribed in health care.

Principal Investigator

  • Margareta Hultin, Associate Professor, Consultant in periodontology

Project: Implications and consequences of antibiotic prescription in oral and maxillofacial surgery as basis for rational antibiotic utilization in odontology

The overall purpose of the research of our group is to provide knowledge regarding prescription patterns, clinical effects, ecological consequences and risk of development of antibiotic resistance due antibiotic usage in dentistry with special emphasis to implant surgery and surgical treatment of peri-implantitis.


  • Bodil Lund, PhD, Associate professor, Consultant in Oral and maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dalia Khalil, DDS, PhD-student
  • Daniel Baranto, Undergraduate student
  • Björn Klinge, Professor, Consultant in periodontology, Malmo University, Faculty of Odontology and Karolinska Institutet
  • Sofia Tranæus, professor, Swedish Agency for Health and Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services, Malmo University, Faculty of Odontology
  • Aron Naimi-Akbar, PhD, Resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital
  • Bengt Götrick, PhD, Associate professor, Malmo University, Faculty of Odontology
  • Anna Klinge, DDS, PhD-student
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