School of Dentistry

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.

University of Dundee dentists publish caries guidance

The International Caries Consensus Collaboration (ICCC) has seen its recommendations for both carious lesion management and related terminology published in a special issue of Advances in Dental Research.

The group, comprising 20 internationally renowned experts in cariology, was established and led by the University of Dundee’s Professor Nicola Innes, Falk Schwendicke of Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and Jo Frencken of Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen.

The University's Professor David Ricketts was also part of the group.

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.

Professor Jan Clarkson receives FGDP Fellowship

The University of Dundee’s Professor Jan Clarkson has been awarded an honorary fellowship from the Faculty of General Dental Practice, the only professional membership body in the UK specifically for general dental practitioners and dental care professionals.

Part of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the FGDP aims to continually improve dental practice by providing guidance and education.

Fellowship is the highest award offered by the FGDP. It recognises excellence in primary dental care and the commitment to professional development of its recipients.

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.

Dundee Dental Hospital and School: Transforming lives for 100 years

A new book to mark the centenary of the University of Dundee's School of Dentistry will be published this summer.

Dundee Dental Hospital and School: Transforming lives for 100 years by Dr. Gavin S. McKay reveals the evolution of the discipline in Dundee -- from the beginning of dentistry as a public service in 1914 and the birth of Scotland's first University-based School of Dentistry in 1916 all the way through to the present day.

World’s only Women in Science Festival returns to Dundee

Dundee’s Women in Science Festival, the only event of its kind in the world, will next month bring authors, academics and entertainers come together to celebrate the achievements of female Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) pioneers.

Exhibitions, talks, film screenings, fun days and other events will take place across the city in March, and the festival is supported by many of the internationally acclaimed female scientists and researchers working at the University and other local institutions.

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