Dr Wendy Thompson is a clinical academic dentist. Clinically, she is a standard National Health Service general dental practitioner in rural northwest England. Academically, her research is about care for people with toothache and/or infection at University of Manchester. Her specific focus is on tackling antibiotic resistance through her research and teaching on antibiotic prescribing and stewardship. Wendy is the lead author of the FDI white paper on the essential role of dental teams at reducing antibiotic resistance and lead educator for the accompanying free, on-line course. She is currently an advisor to the FDI Science Committee and hopes soon to become a full member.