Research Highlights

Dental Development and Evolution

What our teeth can reveal about our life history.

‘Long in the tooth?’

Feel like you are getting long in the tooth?  Eager to avoid the dentists drill? Research undertaken here at Newcastle Dental School may be able to offer you some hope!

Combating mouth cancer – the dentist’s deadliest enemy

Pioneering screening techniques help combat mouth cancer

New methods for controlling microbial biofilms

Research uncovers a sticky end for dental plaque.

Fluoridated milk for children

For countries and areas unable to adjust the fluoride in their water supplies to the level to improve dental health, school milk fluoridation is an alternative.

Quitting smoking can improve your oral health

Did you know that stopping smoking can improve gum disease (periodontal disease)? 

Using science to improve treatment of periodontal disease

Our research shows how a medication called doxycycline can improve gum disease.

Gum disease has a big impact on people’s daily lives

Patients report that periodontitis can have a major impact on their self-confidence, affecting many aspects of their daily living.

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