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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Exploring attitudes towards more sustainable dentistry among adults living in the UK
Baird, H.M., Mulligan, S., Webb, T.L., Baker, S.R. and Martin, N., 2022. Exploring attitudes towards more sustainable dentistry among adults living in the UK. British Dental Journal, 233(4), pp.333-342 Background: The nature of the resource-intensiveness of dentistry as a field presents significant impact on the environment. It is reported that dental services operated by the[…]
Efficacy of botulinum toxin in the treatment of bruxism: Systematic review.
Fernández-Núñez, T et al. Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal vol. 24,4 e416-e424. 1 Jul. 2019, doi:10.4317/medoral.22923 Introduction Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a neurotoxin that is sourced from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. When injected, the neurotoxin blocks the release of acetylcholine and, as a result, interferes with neuron signals responsible for muscle contraction. There[…]
Does listening to music reduce anxiety and pain in third molar surgery?
A summary of: Monteiro, J.L.G.C., da Silva Barbirato, D., Moraes, S.L.D. et al. Does listening to music reduce anxiety and pain in third molar surgery? —a systematic review. Clin Oral Invest 26, 6079–6086 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00784-022-04640-5 Introduction: Extraction of impacted 3rd molars is often associated with anxiety which also has an effect on the perception of[…]
Early detection and prevention of head and neck cancers
A summary of: Peter Glen and Etienne Botha, BDJ Team 2022 Nov;233(9):726-730. doi: 10.1038/s41415-022-5198-2 Introduction Head and neck cancers refer to malignancies that arise in the oral and nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx and salivary glands. Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) form 90% of head and neck cancers, while basal cell carcinomas (BCC) are the most[…]
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
A summary of: Iyer, N.S., Trager, L., Gaughan, J., et al. Paediatric dental outcomes among children exposed to chemotherapy in utero. Int J Paediatr Dent. 32(1):116-122 (2021). doi: 10.1111/ipd.12801 Introduction: Odontogenesis begins during foetal development (with primary teeth forming from 11-14 weeks), and while cancer in pregnancy may be rare, when cases as such appear,[…]
Hydrogen peroxide tooth-whitening (bleaching) products: Review of adverse effects and safety issues
A summary of: Tredwin, C., Naik, S., Lewis, N. et al. ‘Hydrogen peroxide tooth-whitening (bleaching) products: Review of adverse effects and safety issues.’ Br Dent J 200, 371–376 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.4813423 The desire for whiter teeth has grown in popularity amongst the public. Going to the dentist to get teeth professionally whitened is more expensive than[…]
Barriers experienced by GPs in reporting child dental neglect
A summary of: Whyatt, L., Barry, S. An exploratory study investigating the barriers to reporting child dental neglect concerns among general medical practitioners in Greater Manchester. Br Dent J (2022) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-022-5221-7 Child dental neglect is considered by the British Dental Association as an indicator of broader neglect in children. It is relatively common & can[…]
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