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[…]

Research Summary: Dental loss after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer

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[…]

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[…]

Dental Students’ Views on the Covid-19 Vaccine

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[…]

Research summary : ‘Minimally invasive treatment of white spot lesions’

Clinical Case Summary: ‘Minimally invasive treatment of white spot lesions’ A summary of: Victoria Sampson. 2020. Minimally invasive treatment of white spot lesions. DMG Connect. Date Reviewed: 13.12.2020.  https://dmg-connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ADT-Jun-Sampson.pdf White spot lesions are white opacities seen on teeth after the subsurface layer of the on enamel on the tooth becomes demineralised. The decalcified inner enamel[…]

Research summary : The availability and characteristics of patient-focused YouTube videos related to oral hygiene instruction

A summary of: Smyth, R., Amlani, M., Fulton, A. et al. The availability and characteristics of patient-focused YouTube videos related to oral hygiene instruction. Br Dent J 228, 773–781 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-020-1527-5  With dental caries and periodontal disease still being prevalent within the UK, preventative interventions have been and are effective in reducing incidence of disease. Preventative healthcare advice has been[…]