Research Summary: Comparison of articaine, lidocaine and mepivacaine for buccal infiltration after inferior alveolar nerve block in mandibular posterior teeth with irreversible pulpitis

A summary of: Gao, X., & Meng, K. (2020). Comparison of articaine, lidocaine and mepivacaine for buccal infiltration after inferior alveolar nerve block in mandibular posterior teeth with irreversible pulpitis. British Dental Journal, 228(8), 605-608. doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-1434-9 Research was undertaken to compare the anaesthetic efficacy of 4% articaine, 2% lidocaine and 2% mepivacaine, all in combination with[…]

Research Summary: Is the dental profession ready for person-centred care?

A summary of: Apelian, N., Vergnes, J-N., Bedos, C. Is the dental profession ready for person-centred care? British Dental Journal. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-020-1650-3  Over the past decades, healthcare professions have been urged to move towards delivering person-centred care (PCC). Dentistry has seemingly not adopted this change and decision making is still heavily biomedically grounded. The aim of this research was to[…]

Research Summary : The effect of parenting styles on enforcement of oral health behaviours in children

Quek, S.J., Sim, Y.F., Lai, B. et al. The effect of parenting styles on enforcement of oral health behaviours in children. Eur Arch Paediatric Dent (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40368-020-00537-7 According to Public Health England, around 1-in-4 (23%) of 5-year-olds in England suffer from dental decay. Although an often-preventable disease, dental decay remains the number one reason for childhood admissions for general[…]

Research Summary: Mental distress in orthodontic patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

A summary of: Xiong X, Wu Y, Fang X et al. Mental distress in orthodontic patients during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.ajodo.2020.07.005 COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic on 11th March 2020. Orthodontic treatment was halted due to the risk of virus transmission. 48 orthodontists were[…]

MUDRsoc 2020/21!

Welcome to the MUDRsoc blog! For those of you new to this website, we are a student led dental society with a focus on research opportunities for dental students at Manchester. Our main event being the British Undergraduate Dental Research Conference held for all dental students to experience exciting talks and workshops from well known[…]