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

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

Call for participants in research project

Participants are being sought for a research project on “An exploration of the views of ethnic minority dental students of the impact of their ethnicity on their dental school experience”.  This project is being undertaken by former Paediatric Dentistry StR and Bristol graduate Maalini Patel.  If you wish to take part, Maalini’s contact details are … Read more

Dental Research selected for interdisciplinary research internship scheme (IRIS) showcase

Congratulations are due for Georgina Burton who was selected to give a 3 minute talk, followed by poster presentation at The Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Internship Scheme (IRIS) showcase on Wednesday 30th January. Georgina Burton and Dominic Clark-Roberton, both dental students, worked with The School of Physics in the summer of 2018, using a miniaturised Raman … Read more

Elizabeth Blyth wins INSPIRE studentship

Elizabeth Blyth, a year 2 student on the BDS programme, has been awarded a prestigious INSPIRE vacation studentship. The national INSPIRE scheme is designed to engage medical, dental and veterinary undergraduate students with research. Elizabeth will spend a one-month placement in Bristol Dental School’s Oral Microbiology group, working under the supervision of Dr Angela Nobbs. … Read more

Success for Bristol dental researchers at upcoming IADR conference

We are delighted to bring to your attention the recent success of IEU based dental researchers in the upcoming IADR conference. Collectively we have had 2 first author oral presentations and 3 first author poster presentations accepted at this prestigious international conference (details below). Special mention should go to Serena Dodhia who has had her … Read more

Dental student to have article published in BDJ!

Last year we brought you news of Wendy McLaren’s Posture Workshop following on from her elective project.  We are delighted to announce that Wendy has now had her paper “Do Dental Students have Acceptable Working Posture?” accepted for publication without modifications in the Research section of the British Dental Journal (BDJ)!  Professor Robinson commented “this … Read more

What are dental students’ perception of the social and behavioural sciences?

Results of a research collaboration between faculty and students When we started out on this research project, we knew that some students are conflicted about studying social and behavioural sciences as applied to dentistry. For some, the challenge is that they simply aren’t interested whereas others are unconvinced about the relevance for dentists. Yet others … Read more