Oral health

Investing in exceptional researchers

Two research proposals focusing on the needs of young patients have been awarded grants jointly by the BSPD and the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons (England). One proposal...

Sugar content of most popular cocktails revealed

Cocktails, a staple in our society, can be found in nearly every bar, restaurant and pub. They are a popular alcoholic drink choice due to the masking of alcohol flavour, creativity, and sweetness (or...

Patients encouraged to share their smiles

Align Technology has announced that over 10m patients have begun treatment with the Invisalign system, including 2.6m teenage patients. This is a significant milestone for the company and the...

A brush with the law

Rachel Lawton is a dentist who has worked for the prison services for over 12 years, moving from part time to full time in 2012. She currently works in a secure psychiatric unit, a medium secure...

New oral and maxillofacial centre opens

A new, expert-led dedicated oral and maxillofacial centre will open in the heart of London’s Harley Street Medical Area. The Centre for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will have eight leading...

Policy consensus to make inroads toward securing a cavity-free future

The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future has published A Global Consensus for achieving a dental cavity-free future, a comprehensive collection of policy recommendations that if adopted by both dental...

Stepping up the fight against mouth cancer

The OCDO has released its latest NHS dentistry and oral health bulletin, with a focus on oral cancer.

Oral health may prevent severe Covid-19 disease

The potential for healthy gums to reduce the severity of Covid-19 disease has been outlined in a paper recently published in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research.

Dry mouth matters

Jackie Whiteley discusses the impact of dry mouth and how the dental team can help.

Getting patients back on the right path

Diane Rochford explains how dental hygienists and therapists can help to solve problems caused by DIY dentistry.

Children with immune deficiencies more likely to have gum disease

Researchers at King’s College London have found that children with primary immunodeficiencies have higher prevalence of periodontal (gum) disease.

Extent of dental decay in three-year-olds "a shocking indictment"

The second national dental epidemiology programme survey of the oral health of three-year-olds shows virtually no change since the first survey in 2013. Members of the BSPD, the UK’s society dedicated...