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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Research Summary: Comparison of horizontal and vertical methods of tooth preparation for a prosthetic crown
A summary of: Łabno, P. and Drobnik, K. 2020. Comparison of horizontal and vertical methods of tooth preparation for a prosthetic crown. Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research. The article compares the pros and cons of several types of tooth preparations for different kinds of crowns, including the modern concept of verti prep (vertical preparation). […]
A summary of: Abbasi, A.J. et al. “Applications of Propolis in Dentistry: A Review.” Ethiopian journal of health sciences vol. 28,4 (2018): 505-512. doi:10.4314/ejhs.v28i4.16 Propolis is a resin-like substance produced by bees that is comprised of bee saliva, beeswax, and tree buds. Its role is to seal holes in the beehive and maintain the structural integrity and[…]
Published Research: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Students – a cross sectional study across UK universities
MUDRSoc is proud to share that our very own Society Advisor, Sumaya Al-Attar, had her research published recently! Sumaya Al-Attar, Miriam Jiagbogu, Lucy O’Malley and Yin-Ling Lin (all from the University of Manchester) collectively conducted a cross-sectional study looking into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected dental students. The paper is incredibly insightful, so do[…]
A summary of: Kovarik, J., Voborna, I., Barclay, S. et al. Dental loss after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Br Dent J 231, 473–478 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-021-3536-4 Introduction: Every year, more than 600,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with head and neck cancer (HNC). Patients with HNC raise additional challenges, such as an increased risk of dental issues. Oral toxicity caused by radiation[…]
A summary of: Edwards JA, Ford L, Boyle C. 2015. Dementia and Dentistry. Dent Upd 42(5): 464–472. Dementia is one of the most common conditions seen In NHS patients with it being estimated over 1 million people will be suffering from it in the UK by 2025 and many more who may be undiagnosed. However early diagnosis[…]
Research Summary: Gender incongruence/dysphoria in children and adolescents: overview and implications for dentistry.
A summary of: Hania, M., Roberts, A. and Sharif, M. 2021. Gender incongruence/dysphoria in children and adolescents: overview and implications for dentistry. Br Dent J. 230,369–373. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-021-2734-4 Overview of gender dysphoria: Gender identity is defined as the subjective sense of belonging to a gender category. Incongruity between birth sex and gender ranges on a varied spectrum. Awareness[…]
Research Summary: Impact of a health marketing campaign on sugars intake by children aged 5–11 years and parental views on reducing children’s consumption
A summary of: Bradley et al. 2020. Impact of a health marketing campaign on sugars intake by children aged 5–11 years and parental views on reducing children’s consumption. BMD Public Health. Increased free sugar intake is an established risk factor of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as dental caries and obesity. Such NCDs present a global public[…]
Welcome back to the MUDRSoc website and blog! A new academic year has arrived 🍂, and that means there is an entirely new committee for 2021-2022 that we’re really excited to introduce to you all! INTRODUCING THE 2021/22 COMMITTEE… —- SABINA, MUDRSoc’s President for 2021-2022! 👑 —- SUMAYA, the Society Advisor for 2021-2022! 💬 —-[…]
On 11th April 2021, MUDRSoc held their first ever OSCE revision session! Our speakers (Dr Carly Dixon, Dr Jacob Watts and Dr Maha Kashif) discussed the new format of OSCEs at Manchester University due to COVID, went through some example scenarios and gave some excellent tips for both practical and communication stations. They have kindly[…]
An extended version of the BDJ letter: Russell-Williams, C., Al-Attar, S. Students’ vaccine views. Br Dent J 230, 183 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-021-2731-7 Key Facts: 86.6% of dental students plan to have or have already received the vaccine. 56.3% of dental students believe the vaccine may have harmful side effects or long-term effects. 72.4% of dental students would like more[…]