British undergraduate dental research conference
World Renowned Speakers
Each year, Manchester Undergraduate Dental Research Society are honoured to host speakers who are world leading in their field, ready to inspire the next generation of dental professionals.
Expert Led Workshops
With an afternoon packed full of workshops led by experts, delegates are given the opportunity to learn brand new tips and practice their new skills in hands-on workshops.
Delegates have the opportunity to visit and network our wonderful sponsor stalls and learn about new materials, equipment and services, some of which can also be tried during the workshops.
Research & Clinical Case Competitions
A unique opportunity for undergraduate students to be inspired and showcase their research or clinical work in a competition, judged by Cochrane Oral Health group.
Initially starting as an idea in 2014, the British Undergraduate Dental Research Conference 2015 was the first of its kind and had resounding effects across the country. After the success of the first conference with over 200 attending students, we hosted The British Undergraduate Dental Research Conference in 2016, 17, 19, 20 and 2021. The conferences got bigger and better every year. In our last conference, we scaled new heights through the virtual conference despite Covid-19 restrictions. Speakers included world-renowned dentists who presented some cutting-edge research, as well as talks on career-building. Participants were also given personal suturing and composite kits to participate in the hands-on workshops from their own homes. Want to know more? Take a look around our website and make sure to follow us on social media for updates! We are looking forward to host our 7th conference in-next year for all the enthusiastic undergraduates from all over the country.
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Early detection and prevention of head and neck cancers
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A systematic review on the accuracy and efficiency of dental movements with Invisalign®
A summary of: Galan-Lopez, L., Barcia-Gonzalez, J. and Plasencia, E. (2019) A systematic review of the accuracy and efficiency of dental movements with Invisalign®. The Korean Journal of Orthodontics, 49(3), p. 140. Available at: https://doi.org/10.4p41/kjod.2019.49.3.140 Introduction: In conventional orthodontic treatment, the use of braces can cause patient discomfort and interfere with aesthetics. With significant recent[…]
Paediatric dental outcomes among children exposed to chemotherapy in utero
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Hydrogen peroxide tooth-whitening (bleaching) products: Review of adverse effects and safety issues
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Barriers experienced by GPs in reporting child dental neglect
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Burden of oral disease in Syrian refugee children
A summary of: Joury, E., Meer, R., Chedid, J. et al. Burden of oral diseases and impact of protracted displacement: a cross-sectional study on Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Br Dent J (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-021-2960-9 Introduction: Conflicts and war crises have been among the most persistent global challenges. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the global[…]
Dentistry and mixed reality
A summary of: Blanchard, J., Koshal, S., Morley, S. et al. The use of mixed reality in dentistry. Br Dent J 233, 261–265 (2022) doi: 10.1038/s41415-022-4451-z. What is meant by the term “Mixed reality”? Microsoft HoloLens Potential of Mixed reality: Conclusion: Research Summary Written By: Albatool Sadoon, University of Manchester – BDS1
Miswak: a potential alternative to standard tooth-brushing?
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Research Summary: Trials and tribulations of dental tourism
A summary of: Turner, L. Cross-border dental care: ‘dental tourism’ and patient mobility. Br Dent J 204, 553–554 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2008.403 What is cross-border dental care? Cross-border dental care is also termed as ‘dental tourism’ a new phenomenon where an increasing number of patients are travelling across national borders for dental care and treatment. For example, individuals from[…]
Research Summary: Link between paediatric patient-related factors and dental general anaesthetic
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