Oral health

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...

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.