Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
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Antibiotic prescribing
Self Assessment (SBA - MCQ)

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Choose the Single Best Answer (SBA) to the questions below:

1. An antimicrobial can kill or stop the growth of:

2. Biostatic antibiotics:

3. When writing a prescription for antibiotics:

4. Which of these can be a consequence of prescribing antibiotics?

5. Which one of the following statements is true?

6. Which of these conditions, due to infection, does NOT require immediate referral to hospital?

7. According to FGDP guidelines, how many times might a patient have pericoronitis before the decision is made to extract the wisdom tooth?

8. Which antibiotics are most useful in general dental practice?

9. Antibiotics may be used as an adjunct to local measures when:

10. According to the published scientific evidence, for invasive surgical procedures, prophylactic antibiotics should be prescribed to:


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