Angela Dudley, RDH, MA, CHES, served as the patient care coordinator in advanced specialty education at the University Maryland School of Dentistry for more than 20 years. She also taught at Howard University, University of Maryland, and University of South Dakota. Now retired, Dudley has extensive experience in clinical dental hygiene as well as teaching. She became a certified health education specialist in 1995.
The need for robust stewardship practices gains prominence in protecting patients from unnecessary antibiotic use, improving outcomes, and curbing the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, especially Clostridioides difficile