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Brush Up

Winner of a Newcastle University Award

New Podcast Series with Dr Susan Bissett

The Oral and Dental Research Podcast Series will explore early careers research and share the experiences of our very own researchers.

MOrth success

Our most recent and final cohort of MSc in Orthodontics have been celebrating national success

New MClinDent programmes now available

We are proud to introduce our new suite of MClinDent programmes: all of which have a common foundation of Restorative Dentistry.

Conversations of Steele

A very special event was held to celebrate the life of an exceptional Head of School and Professor of Oral Health Services Research, Jimmy Steele, CBE.

Simple devices control dental aerosols and droplets

Dental procedures produce aerosols which contain oral microbes, creating potential for infectious disease transmission, new research has revealed.

Running for Connor

Following the loss of dental student Connor King, his friend Ross Lyttle is taking part in the Great North Run to raise money for the charity set up in Connor's name.

Two Fellowships for James

We are delighted to share that James Allison has been awarded two prestigious fellowships.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion update

A year on from the death of George Floyd, the students and staff of the School of Dental Sciences present an update of changes within the Dental School.

Success at the Student Rep Awards 2021

Dental School success at the Newcastle University Student Union (NUSU) Student Rep Awards 2021

Education Award Success for Dr Ralf Kist

Congratulations to Dr Ralf Kist who just last week won the award for Taught Supervisor of the Year, this accolade is long overdue having been nominated for this award 5 times previously.

Research shapes safe dentistry during Covid-19

Leading research at Newcastle University has been used to shape how dentistry can be carried out safely during the Covid-19 pandemic by mitigating the risks of dental aerosols.

Spotting early signs of oral cancer - region-wide study unveiled

Region-wide study lead by Dr Susan Bissett unveiled during Mouth Cancer Action Month

Dental School Council appointment for Professor Janice Ellis

Prof Janice Ellis appointed to Chair the Education Leads Group of the Dental Schools Council.

Funding success for smoking cessation project

A large collaboration, led by Dr Richard Holliday and Professor Elaine McColl from Newcastle University, has recently received a major funding award (combined research and NHS costs of £2.8 million).

Challenging time for urgent dental care services

Research revealed that setting up urgent dental care services at the start of COVID-19 was challenging as dentists shut their practices overnight, leaving some travelling over 100 miles for treatment.

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