Oral health

Volunteering dentists treat more than 100 children for vital hygiene treatment

A Scottish dental group has now delivered over 100 free fluoride varnish treatments for children in some of Scotland’s most deprived areas, following pandemic fears.  

Sexual dimorphism and dentistry

Cemal Ucer considers how the differences between men and women can impact oral health.

Anti-smoking campaigns inspire new counter-marketing for sugary ‘fruit’ drinks

Public health messages deigned to reduce parent’s purchasing of sugary fruit drinks for children, inspired by anti-smoking campaigns, have been successful, according to a study by researchers at the...

Do patients like root canals?

Emma Wigsten of the Institute of Odontology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, studied various aspects of root canal treatments performed in Swedish general dental practice for her PhD...

New anaemia treatment prevents plaque build-up

A new peer reviewed publication from the University of Pennsylvania has reported that an iron-oxide nanoparticle that is FDA-approved to treat anemia acts as an enzyme to activate hydrogen peroxide to...

Toothless in Suffolk continue their campaign

Toothless in Suffolk campaign begins a series of public meetings to raise awareness of the dental crisis

The British Fluoridation Society appoints new council member

The British Fluoridation Society (BFS) is pleased to announce Aiman Tahir is joining its council.

UK’s paediatric dentists welcome CMO’s statement in support of water fluoridation

A landmark statement from the UK’s four chief medical officers in support of water fluoridation has contributed to the growing momentum in favour of this most cost-effective of measures to reduce...

A brush with the law

Rachel Lawton explores practising dentistry in a prison.

Free mouthwash for homeless and vulnerable patients thanks to Christmas charity partnership

Homeless and vulnerable people across the UK are receiving free bottles of mouthwash thanks to a charity partnership between CleanCert Hygiene Ltd and Dentaid.

Oral health: the multidisciplinary series

In November 2021, Dental Update – in partnership with Denplan, Oral-B and the Oral Health Foundation – are bringing you a brand-new multidisciplinary webinar programme, to coincide with Mouth Cancer...

Award winners announced

{my}dentist has announced the 15 winners of its annual Excellence Awards which celebrate its teams and individuals across the UK.