Oral health

Key opinion leaders reach an evidence-based consensus on mouthwash use

On October 29, a group of key opinion leaders (KOLs) gathered on the Southbank in London with Johnson & Johnson Ltd. for their 2021 National Advisory Panel event. 

Inaugural College Medal awarded to Ian Mills

Ian Mills has become the first ever recipient of the prestigious College Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the College of General Dentistry (CGDent).

Social isolation among older adults linked to having fewer teeth

Higher levels of social isolation—but not loneliness— are associated with faster tooth loss in older adults in China, according to a peer-reviewed publication from New York University.

Patients travelling hundreds of miles to access NHS dental care

Two news stories were both shared in the last week which detailed patients having to travel hundreds of miles in order to access dental care.

Fossil reveals that humans have climate change to thank for the shape of our teeth

A 300 million-year-old fossil found in the US is shedding new light on how climate change shaped the way our teeth look today.

Millions are dying from antimicrobial resistance, according to a new report

The Lancet recently published an estimate of the number of deaths caused by antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which was based on an analysis of 204 countries by a team of international researchers, led...

DIY dentistry: superglue

Two different stories of patients using superglue to treat their own dental problems were recently shared within hours of each other online.

Three in 10 Brits can’t access an NHS dentist

Despite the hard work of dental teams during the pandemic, nearly a third (30 per cent) of people in the UK haven’t been able to access an NHS dentist in the past year, a new report reveals.

BBC Apprentice candidates design electric brushes

A recent episode of ‘The Apprentice’ tasked the teams to design an electric toothbrush aimed at children.

Figures show drop in the dental profession

From From April 2020 to June 2021, 23,733 dentists performed NHS activity - a decrease of 951 on the previous year.

Louisville researchers reveal how oral bacteria suppress protection against viral growth

Researchers from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and their colleagues have discovered details of how proteins produced by oral epithelial cells protect humans against viruses entering...

Children’s ‘chalky teeth’ explained

Australian and Chilean researchers solve a 100-year-old mystery and call for education and research to save millions of teeth worldwide.