80% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary, study finds

Dentists prescribe 10 percent of all antibiotics in the US – one of the highest rates of any medical specialism.

In other words, they prescribe 26.6 million of the 266 million courses of antibiotics dispensed each year.

But according to a new study, 80 percent of those (roughly 21.3 million prescriptions) are unnecessary, mostly in the Western US.

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