Oral health

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. 

Is dentistry becoming privatised?

Despite Nicola Sturgeon vowing to prevent the NHS from becoming privatised, some fear that dentistry is being privatised by stealth.

Could heartburn drugs be used to treat gum disease?

That’s the question now being asked, after a study from the University at Buffalo revealed that patients who used proton pump inhibitors were more likely to have smaller probing depths in the gums.

Water fluoridation: a statement from the UK chief medical officers

Recently, the UK government published a statement on water fluoridation from the UK chief medical officers.