Table 1 Topics of enquiries received from respondents (n = 151)

From: A survey of UK dental health professionals using a medicines information service: what questions do they ask and do they get useful answers?

Enquiry topic Number (percentage) of respondents
Antibiotics 48 (32)
 Antibiotic interactions 12 (8)
 Antibiotic prophylaxis 25 (17)
Brain abscess 1 (1)
Endocarditis 12 (8)
Immunosuppression 10 (7)
Joint replacement 2 (1)
 Choice of antibiotic 11 (7)
Legal issues 15 (10)
Bisphosphonates 14 (9)
Local anaesthetics (LAs) 8 (6)
 Allergy 1 (1)
 Contraindications 3 (2)
 Interactions 3 (2)
 Use in pregnancy 1 (1)
Antiplatelet drugs 8 (5)
Choice of therapy (not involving antibiotics) 8 (5)
Corticosteroid cover 8 (5)
Adverse effects 7 (5)
Availability of medicines 6 (4)
Drug interactions (not involving antibiotics or LAs) 5 (3)
Drugs in pregnancy 5 (3)
Warfarin 5 (3)
Drug identification 4 (3)
Dosage 3 (2)
Other 7 (5)