Resources and useful links

Oral and Dental Specialty leaflet

Find out more about the Oral and Dental Specialty and what we have to offer.

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Our Studies

FiCTION Dental Trial – Fillings in children’s teeth 

Dental cavities in children are still highly prevalent in the UK and dentists carry out many thousands of procedures up and down the country every day to manage this. However, there is uncertainty amongst dentists as to the best way of managing this in deciduous (first) teeth. This trial looks at this uncertainty by investigating three different approaches. The results of the trial will inform policy, guidance and future teaching on managing dental caries in children.

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INTERVAL – Dental recalls trial

This is a trial to investigate whether risk based recall intervals or a fixed period 24 month recall are more effective in maintaining oral health than the traditional fixed period 6 month recall.

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INCENTIVE - Commissioning Dental contracting

A mixed methods evaluation comparing an innovation in commissioning and delivery of primary dental care traditional dental contracting

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Oral and dental health - support we offer research

Find out more about support we offer for research.

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Building Foundations for Oral and Dental Research

Delivering research in community dental practices has presented a number of unique challenges in the past. This case study highlights how the networks Oral and Dental Specialty has been paving the way for future research in this area.

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Other Resources

Oral and dental health - useful links

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Oral and dental health - charities and other funding organisations

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Oral and dental health - useful documents

Engagement with Research Funding Streams 

A document describing the extent to which the UK Oral and Dental research community is engaged with research funding streams.

Research Payments for NHS Dentistry 
A guidance document aimed at researchers planning to undertake research in dental primary care, particularly in an NHS setting.

 

Oral and dental health - research councils

Here is a list of useful links for research councils.

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Oral and dental health - NIHR and other government funding

Here is a list of useful links for NIHR and other government funding.

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'This dental practice is research active' posters

Posters for dental practices to promote research activity

'This dental practice is research active' poster

'This dental practice is research active' (with QR code)