Research could help young people born with cleft lip and palate achieve best outcomes when moving to adult care

A young male born with a cleft. Image credit: Cleft Collective

Cleft lip and/or palate is a lifelong condition affecting one in 700 births. A new research programme, led by the University of Bristol and thanks to funding of nearly £2 million by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), will investigate how ethnicity, sex, socio-economic status, health literacy and geography affect outcomes for … Read more

An update on Bristol Dental School’s latest Community engagement activities

Within the past few weeks the Dental School has been active in engaging with local communities. Thanks are due to Tara Miran, who organised the St Pauls community event on Saturday 28th October, to dental students Hafsa (Year 4), Jenny (Year 4) and Sam (Year 5) for their participation, including producing games, quizzes and colouring … Read more

The Dental Scrubs Ceremony 2023

On 11th October we held our annual Dental Scrubs Ceremony, in the Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building. The Dental Scrubs ceremony marks the first significant milestone in our students’ professional journey, when they receive their dental scrubs and reflect on their new role and responsibilities as dental professionals. Bristol Dental School is the only Dental … Read more

Care home visits by Year 4 dental students

Within the past three weeks every Year 4 BDS student has visited a care home in the city to provide oral health guidance to carers. This new initiative fits within the Social Accountability helical theme of the BDS21 curriculum. Students were trained prior to, and accompanied during, the visits by volunteers from Bridge2Aid, a dental … Read more

Staff students combine to deliver an impression taking workshop at national event

Mike Gregory delivered a hands-on impression taking workshop at the British Undergraduate Dental Research Conference on Saturday 25th February in Manchester. Mike was joined by current BDS final year students Adam Kingsley and Kyriakos Keklikoglou and Jagdeep Saimbi who is a previous graduate from Bristol who supported him in delivering the workshop to a host … Read more

Bristol Light Festival photo winner

Congratulations to Numra Maryam (Year 5 BDS) on her winning entry for the photograph competition associated with the recent evening walk around the Bristol Light Festival installations. Numra wins a £20 gift token for the photograph below of the Beam installation at Castle Bridge. Congratulations Numra, great picture!

Dental Scrubs Ceremony 2022

On 12th October we held our annual Dental Scrubs Ceremony. The purpose of the Dental Scrubs ceremony is to mark the first significant milestone in their professional journey, receiving their dental scrubs and reflecting on their new role and responsibilities as dental professionals. Bristol Dental School is the only Dental school in the UK that … Read more