Oral health

Dentists: Placeholder prescriptions undoing years of progress in fight against antibiotic resistance

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that ongoing difficulties in accessing dental services risk fuelling the parallel health crisis of antibiotic resistance, as new data from the UK Health...

Four BSPD role models celebrated with life membership

Four exceptional dentists, who have all left an indelible legacy on the specialty of paediatric dentistry, have been awarded honorary life membership of BSPD.

Can baby teeth be used to identify children at risk of mental health disorders later in life?

An investigation led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in JAMA Network Open has revealed that the thickness of growth marks in primary teeth may help identify...

Largest tooth loss research study finds poor glycaemic control in the over 30s results in fewer teeth

The largest ever research study into tooth loss and glycaemic control in a general population has found compelling evidence that people aged over 30 with higher HbA1c levels and elevated fasting blood...

NASDAL DCby1 Practice of the Year Award 2022 launches

Nick Ledingham, chairman of NASDAL, has announced the launch of the ‘2022 NASDAL Dental Check by One Practice of the Year’ award.

Infants at risk of tooth decay from high-sugar snacks

As part of Sugar Awareness Week (November 8-14), Action on Sugar are calling for the removal of misleading sugar claims on baby and toddler sweet snacks, such as biscuits and rusks.

BSPD bids farewell to long-serving PR consultant, Caroline Holland

November sees the departure of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry’s PR consultant, Caroline Holland, who has developed and finessed the media relations role - promoting the mission and...

London gets mobile dental clinic to support the capital’s most vulnerable residents

People experiencing homelessness in Camden and Westminster have benefitted from a visiting mobile dental clinic recently.

BSPD welcomes WHO inclusion of fluoride preparations on children’s medicine list

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) welcomes the announcement made by the World Health Organisation to include fluoride-containing preparations in their essential medicine list for...

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...