School of Dentistry

EUROCleftNet Research Conference 2016 comes to Dundee

The University of Dundee welcomed dental experts from across Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia and Serbia) and from as far afield as the USA and Canada when it staged the recent EUROCleftNet Research Conference 2016: Genetics, Environment and Prevention.

Organised by the School of Dentistry’s Professor Peter Mossey and Bill Slater, the conference brought together the members of EUROCleftNet, a research networking programme for orofacial clefts research, prevention and treatment, funded by the European Science Foundation.

School of Dentistry gets its teeth into Egypt

Professor Jan Clarkson has brought her dentistry expertise to the international stage, delivering a three-day workshop to practicing dentists in Egypt.

As part of the University of Dundee’s collaboration with Cairo University – the oldest, and most established higher education institution in the country – Professor Clarkson’s visit was the first in a series of trips planned to help build capacity for dental research.

More than 20 of the University’s dental faculty members were on-hand to learn the ins and outs of evidence-based dentistry and systematic review.

Child-friendly approach could make dental drama a thing of the past

Not many people enjoy a trip to the dentist, but the experience can be particularly stressful for youngsters. That’s why Professor Nicola Innes and Dr. Dafydd Evans from the University of Dundee School of Dentistry have developed a friendlier approach for their children’s department – with less use of potentially scary needles and drills.

Taking the time to teach patients and their parents how best to avoid decay is at the heart of this new method, which sees dentists encourage effective brushing and the monitoring of sugar intake.

Dundee Dental School opens its doors to potential applicants

A unique new programme will see S5 pupils from around Scotland have the chance to learn all about the world of dentistry – by experiencing it first-hand.

Dundee Dental Insight will see potential undergraduate applicants invited to accompany current students on their typical day in the clinic, gain hands-on experience in the School of Dentistry’s ‘phantom head room’, and attend talks on tackling the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT), writing a winning personal statement and more.

Winner crowned in Dental Public Health Project

Students from the University of Dundee School of Dentistry have had their work with socially-excluded groups recognised by a panel of expert judges.

As part of their Dental Public Health programme, 4th year dental students collaborated with Third Sector organisations to engage with clients who have complex needs -- including those with mental health problems, learning disabilities, those experiencing homelessness, and older people.

The students’ projects aimed to identify and address the barriers preventing people from maintaining good oral health.

Dr. Shalini Gupta joins School of Dentistry

Dr. Shalini Gupta has joined the School of Dentistry's Centre for Forensic and Legal Medicine from the Faculty of Dental Sciences at King George's Medical University in Lucknow, India.

Having already established a forensic odontology unit in King George’s Department of Oral Pathology, Microbiology & Forensic Odontology, Dr. Gupta was awarded an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) International Fellowship to carry out research in the field at the University of Dundee.

Egyptian dental delegation visit Dundee to cement links

A delegation from Cairo University will next week visit Tayside to cement dental links with the University of Dundee. 

Dundee’s School of Dentistry recently launched an innovative international training programme for dentists in Egypt. In a new development, the University of Dundee is linking with Cairo, the oldest and most established university in Egypt to further develop the opportunities for dental training and research. 

Bringing the world to Dundee

The Saudi Arabian Embassy Cultural Attache has signed a contract with the University of Dundee to train outstanding students from their country as medical doctors and dentists.

The first formal agreement between the Saudi government and the University of Dundee will fund three annual intakes of medicine and dentistry students to a bespoke one-year foundation course. A total of eight students are expected to join each intake.

Life Changing Research

Research at the University of Dundee has been ranked among the very best in the UK in the main test of research quality carried out by higher education funding bodies.

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 has seen research assessed for quality and impact. The results of the REF will be used by the funding bodies, who between them allocate about £2 billion per year of research funding to UK universities, based on the quality and volume of each university’s research.

Dexterous Nirmal Shah

Dundee Dental School Year 5 student Nirmal Shah has been awarded this year’s Laurence Usiskin Prize by the British Orthodontic Society in recognition of his outstanding elective project that studied treatment needs and demands among children in Tonga.


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