School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry staff and students on the run for charity

Staff and students from the University of Dundee's School of Dentistry will join nearly 40,000 other runners at this year's Virgin Money London Marathon next month.

Dr Sarah Grosse, a clinical lecturer in paediatric dentistry; Dr Catherine Tothill, an associate specialist in orthodontics; and fourth year BDS student Rebecca Morris have been training hard for the last few months in a bid to best the 26-mile course around the country's capital.

University of Dundee dentists help pilot new Scottish Adult Oral Health Survey

The Scottish Adult Oral Health Survey, a pilot study commissioned by the Scottish Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinating Committee (SDECC), has started to build a picture of the nation’s teeth – supported by work from University of Dundee dentists and researchers.

The survey was a collaboration between the University of Dundee School of Dentistry, the University of Glasgow, NHS Information Services Division, NHS Education for Scotland, and colleagues from NHS Boards.

University of Dundee’s student experience climbs in rankings

The University of Dundee has been ranked 15th in the UK, a rise of six places, in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey.
The survey asks students at 122 UK institutions to rate their experience across eight areas – academic experience, university facilities, societal experience, student welfare, accommodation, industry connections, security and students’ union. Students were also asked how likely they were to recommend their university to a friend.

School of Dentistry student to face-off for Scotland

A fourth year BDS student at the University of Dundee has been selected to represent Scotland at the upcoming International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League matches in Belfast – one step away from the World Cup qualifiers.

Following his first cap in a friendly at the beginning of the year, Ben Cosgrove will now line up with his teammates against opponents from Russia, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Wales and Ireland – all competing for a spot in the sport’s biggest competition.

£1.9million to help children from deprived areas brush up on oral health

A new research project led by the Universities of Dundee and Sheffield has been awarded almost £2million to investigate ways of improving the oral health of young people living in deprived areas.

The researchers will work with 48 schools and nearly 6000 young people in Scotland, England and Wales on the four-year Brushing Reminder 4 Good Oral Health (BRIGHT) initiative.

School of Dentistry Qualitative Research Group hold poster session

In the first of a regular feature, we speak to the School of Dentistry’s Dr Jason Rutter about the latest meeting of academics and PhD students to discuss their efforts in qualitative research.

“When I joined The School of Dentistry at The University of Dundee last year, I was excited to see that amidst the recognised skills in clinical and quantitative research, there were quite a few people making waves with qualitative research into dentistry.” Jason said.

University of Dundee alumni nominated for Dentistry magazine awards

Two prominent University of Dundee graduates are in the running to be recognised by the UK’s most-read dental magazine.

For more than a decade, Dentistry has published a list of the top 50 most influential dental professionals in the country, and recognised lifetime achievement – as voted for by its readers. School of Dentistry graduates have featured regularly, and this year is no exception.

University of Dundee’s Professor Peter Mossey plays key role in International Cleft Congress

Peter Mossey, Professor of Craniofacial Development and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Dundee’s School of Dentistry, has been busy helping to organise the latest International Cleft Congress – and he will see his hard work pay off this week when the event gets underway in Mahabalipuram near Chennai in India.

The event, held every four years, features a series of panel discussions, presentations, debates and symposia, and is the world’s largest meeting of experts on cleft lip and palate and related craniofacial anomalies.


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