Periodontics

Disarming a blood-clotting protein prevents gum disease in mice

Blocking function of a blood-clotting protein prevented bone loss from periodontal disease in mice, according to research led by scientists at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial...

Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions

A University of Birmingham-led study shows an increased risk of patients developing illnesses including mental ill-health and heart conditions if they have a GP-inputted medical history of periodontal...

Improving the understanding between obesity and gum disease

A recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research by the University of Buffalo has revealed that chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down...

Aesthetic periodontics

Boota Singh Ubhi considers the potential of surgical crown lengthening.

Updated periodontal guidelines for under 18s

The importance of periodontal screening of young people is being reinforced jointly by the BSPD and the BSP as updated national guidelines for the management of patients aged under 18 in the primary...

Changing your biology to eliminate caries and periodontitis? A discussion on bioethical considerations

A collaboration between King’s College London’s Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Oxford University’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, has resulted in a bioethical...

Finnish Hygienist Scoops £3,000 Wand Unit

Nea Korpela is the lucky recipient of a Wand computerized anaesthesia unit worth around £3,000. The competition was organised by Dental Sky, who chose to promote it via Reena Wadia, a keen advocate...

British Society of Periodontology releases clinical practice guidelines

The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) engaged a group of international experts to systematically review evidence from clinical studies to create clinical guidelines for the treatment of...

FGDP North West Study Day goes online

The FGDP(UK) North West Division has announced that its Study Day on Sunday March 27, 2021 will now be an online event. Broadcast live from the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the all-day...

Dental practices identify over eight per cent of patients with undiagnosed diabetes in new study

Out of 1,143 patients, 97 patients more than eight per cent were identified with undiagnosed diabetes or prediabetes. The study found that using a FINDRISC (FINnish Diabetes Risk Score) questionnaire...

Exploring the impact of Covid-19 on delivering periodontology treatments

The start of 2020 saw the global coronavirus pandemic affect many facets of public health across the world. Experts are only just starting to understand the ongoing impact of the pandemic. It has...

Promising new treatment could regenerate gum tissue and prevent tooth loss

Gum disease is one of the most widespread diseases in the United Kingdom. When left untreated, the consequences can become irreversible. Now, a new procedure could treat the problem.