Call for Papers! Introducing BMC Oral Health’s New Collection: Antibiotic Use, Resistance and Stewardship in Dentistry


Antibiotics remain the primary treatment for many bacterial infections, including those that negatively impact our oral health. In the USA, it has been estimated that dentists prescribe approximately 10% of outpatient antibiotics. Yet the spread of antibiotic resistance due to inappropriate prescribing and overuse presents a major global health risk.  Antibiotic resistance challenges the effective delivery of a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including SDGs 1, 2, 3, 8 and 10.

To bring attention to this issue, BMC Oral Health has launched this Collection to bring together research on:

  • The use of antibiotics in oral surgery and dentistry
  • Antibiotic resistance in dentistry
  • Characterising antibiotic knowledge and prescribing practices by dentists
  • Improving the appropriate use of antibiotics by targeting the diagnostic, prescribing and behavioural aspects.
  • The development of new tools, materials, technologies and practices to prevent, treat and reduce the transmission of bacteria and resistance genes.

This Collection is now open for submissions!

This Collection will consider research, database and software articles. Review articles will be considered at the discretion of the Journal’s Editor. If you would like to submit a review article, please complete the pre-submission enquiry form here prior to submitting your article to either of our article processing platforms. Please note that unsolicited reviews will not be considered as per our submission guidelines.

Datasets, descriptions and short reports relevant to the Collection will be considered by BMC Research Notes as data or research notes. This type of content will be published in BMC Research Notes and included in the final collection.

Articles under consideration for publication within the collection will be assessed according to the standard BMC Oral Health editorial criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process overseen by Dr Leanne Teoh (The University of Melbourne, Australia), Dr Wendy Thompson (The University of Manchester, UK), Dr Smitha Sukumar (The University of Sydney, Australia), Dr Kangmin Duan (The University of Manitoba, Canada) and Dr Gaetano Isola (University of Catania, Italy).

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for BMC Oral Health. Please ensure you highlight in your cover letter that you are submitting to a collection and select the collection in the submission questionnaire in Editorial Manager.

If accepted for publication, an article processing charge applies. Please click here to find out about our standard waiver policy.

Submission deadline: 21st of August 2023.

To find out more and read the articles within the Collection, click here.

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