Anniversary PDJ issue now online

The special anniversary edition of the Primary Dental Journal, The General Issue – part 2, is now online.

Due to the number of high-quality papers submitted this year, the annual General Issue, which covers a wide range of subjects relevant to the primary dental care team, has been published in two parts, with Part 1, the Spring 2022 issue, having been published in April.

The Summer 2022 General Issue marks the anniversary of the College’s establishment so, as well as the usual diverse range of clinical topics, we have articles reflecting on the College’s achievements, looking forward to developments anticipated over its second year, and considering its importance to members, practitioners and the wider the profession.

Full access to the majority of articles is reserved for College of General Dentistry members and Primary Dental Journal subscribers. For non-members / non-subscribers, individual print issues are available to purchase from £37. An annual print subscription, normally costing £114, is included with membership of the College. Membership is available from £94 for dentists and £33 for all other registered dental professionals, and also includes online access to the PDJ Archive of over 1,300 articles, and a range of other benefits.

CGDent members and PDJ subscribers should expect their printed copies to arrive in the next 2–3 weeks.

On behalf of the College, the PDJ editorial team would like to express its gratitude to all the authors and peer reviewers who have contributed to the publication of this issue.

A full list of papers is below.

CGDent members can view full articles via the links below by first visiting the PDJ Member Access page and clicking ‘Access the PDJ Archive’.

PDJ Summer 2022 anniversary general issue contents

Anniversary articles:

General Issue Part 2 papers:

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College anniversary journal issue free for all dental professionals

The College of General Dentistry is marking its first anniversary by offering all dental professionals and dental students a free print copy of the Primary Dental Journal.

Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) is the College’s quarterly, peer-reviewed member publication.

Featuring clinical articles, editorials and updates from the College, the PDJ is a leading resource for General Dental Practitioners and Dental Care Professionals working in primary care, and has as its Clinical Editor and Editor-in-Chief Igor Blum, Clinical Professor of Primary Dental Care & Advanced General Dental Practice at King’s College London.

Unique in its dedication to general dental practice, its general issues include a range of papers on a variety of topics of interest and relevance to the primary care dental team, and its themed issues explore subjects in depth and are guest edited by a renowned expert in their field.

Recent titles include Leadership and Professionalism, Paediatric Dentistry, Urgent Dental Care and COVID-19 and the Spring 2022 General Issue.

The Summer 2022 General Issue marks the anniversary of the College’s establishment, and to commemorate this milestone, the College is offering dental professionals a free print copy, worth £36.

The offer is available to all dental professionals and dental students, throughout the UK and beyond, including those who have previously received a promotional issue of PDJ through either their membership of one of the College’s partner organisations or their subscription to the College’s free monthly newsletter.

In addition to celebrating progress made in the College’s first full year of operation, articles in the anniversary issue include:

  • Medical Device Regulations and custom-made device documentation: ten frequently asked questions and their answers by James IJ Green DipSci (Den Tech), HNCSci (Den Tech), LBIDST, FOTA, MDTA
  • Occlusion on a single implant-supported crown: any differences? by Ziad Al-Ani BDS MSc PhD MFDS RCS (Ed) FHEA and Hassan Maghaireh BDS, MSc Dental implants (Manchester)
  • Health and wellbeing of clinical dental care professionals: a systematic review by Layan Kaki MSc, BSc; Sukriti KC MPH, BSc(Hons) Psych, RDN; and Jennifer E. Gallagher MBE, PhD, MSc, BDS, DDPH, DTMM, FDS RCSEng, FHEA
  • A large lipoma of the tongue: a case report by Adam Shathur BDS(Hons) MFDS PGCertMedEd(Merit); Arif Rashid MBBS BDS(Hons) MJDF MRCS (Eng); Vishal Patel BDS MJDF; Lorrette Ffolkes MRCP FRCPath DipRCPath; and Rahul Jayaram MBBS BDS(Hons) MFDSRCS MDS(OMFS) FRCS(OMFS)
  • A modified Newton classification for denture stomatitis by Karin Hermana Neppelenbroek DDS, MSc, PhD; Andréa Lemos Falcão Procópio DDS, MSc, PhD; Anna Clara Gurgel Gomes DDS, MSc; Carolina Yoshi Campos Sugio DDS, MSc; Amanda Aparecida Maia Neves Garcia DDS; Vinicius Carvalho Porto DDS, MSc, PhD; and Vanessa Migliorini Urban DDS, MSc, PhD
  • Moving from analogue to digital workflows in dentistry: understanding undermilling and overmilling as detrimental factors in fabricating CAD/CAM crowns by Ilser Turkyilmaz DMD, PhD; Gregory Neil Wilkins MBA; and Sarah Yun
  • Dentistry where there is no dentist: a retrospective analysis of urgent dental care reported through the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit (BASMU), 2015–2020 by Ewen McColl BSc (Hons), BDS, MFDS, FDS RCPS, MCGDent, MRD RCS Ed, MClinDent, FDS RCS (Rest Dent), FHEA, FDTF (Ed); Rob Witton MPH, BDS, DPDS, MFDSRCS (Eng), FDS (DPH), RCS (Eng), MCGDent, CertPerio, FDTF (Ed), FHEA; Tanya Lommerse BDS, MFDS RCS Ed; and Matt Warner BSc (Hons) MB BS FRCEM Dip IMC Dip RTM
  • Book review: A practical approach to operative dentistry (Gordon B Gray and Alaa H Daud) by R Graham Chadwick BDS, PhD, FDSRCPS, FDS (Rest Dent) RCPS, FHEA 

Those wishing to receive a free print copy will need to sign up by Sunday 29 May 2022.

Following the free Summer 2022 General Issue, forthcoming issues for 2022/23 include Oral Surgery, Digital Dentistry, the Spring 2023 General Issue, Aesthetic Dentistry and Dental Trauma, and those wishing to receive these can either subscribe to the PDJ or join the College.

Membership of the College is available from £94 for dentists and £33 for all other registered dental professionals, and includes a print subscription to the PDJ, online access to the PDJ Archive of over 1,300 articles, and a range of other benefits.

Click here for further information on the benefits of joining the College of General Dentistry.

Click here for information on subscribing to the Primary Dental Journal.

Non-members of the College can also keep up to date with its news, events, guidance and offers by subscribing to its free monthly newsletter.

In the run up to its anniversary, the College has also released a short film setting out its vision and purposes, Your College: Empowering Dental Professionals.

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New PDJ online: The general issue – part 1

The new edition of the Primary Dental Journal, The General Issue – part 1, is now online.

In contrast to themed editions of Primary Dental Journal that focus on one specific topic of interest to the primary dental care team, the General Issue features articles on a diverse range of pertinent and relevant subjects to readers. Due to the number of high quality papers submitted this year, we have split the issue into two editions, with Part 2 of the General Issue published in Summer 2022.

The General Issue Part 1 includes articles on the interrelationship between arthritis and oral and dental health, insights into the RAF Deployed Readiness Preparation Team in the UK, the impact of COVID-19 on our understanding of the management of deep caries, and how social media and smartphone tech can empower patients to take control of their own oral health. A full list of papers is below.

CGDent members and PDJ subscribers can access the new issue by visiting: https://cgdent.uk/primary-dental-journal-archive (Members will need to be logged into the CGDent website).

General Issue Part 1 papers:

  • Transformation of preclinical education with a digital platform using progressive learning modules on denture teeth arrangement by Ilser Turkyilmaz, Gregory Neil Wilkins, William Friere Skiba
  • Arthritis and dentistry by Rozana Valiji Bharmal, Matthew Chia
  • Debonding of cast metal-based cantilever and fixed-fixed resin-retained bridgework: A review of the literature by Katharine Dunn, Marcio Alejandro Umanzor Funez, Adrian Pace-Balzan
  • Retrospective audit of midazolam dose and intravenous sedation record keeping in a primary care oral surgery service by Jonathan Liew, Michael Winston
  • The role of the Royal Air Force Deployed Readiness Preparation Team in the UK by Penelope Green
  • Oral cancer diagnosis amid COVID-19 pandemic: Identifying tell-tale signs to avoid pitfalls in general dental practice by Neda Jajeh, Jonathan Liew, Sajid Sainuddin, Helen Petersen
  • Should new operating procedures arising from COVID-19 make us re-think our management of deep caries? by Luciana Melo, Igor R. Blum, Richard M. Foxton
  • Darwinian Dentistry? Social media, smartphones and selfie sticks by Roshni Ruparelia, Martin G.D. Kelleher, Lakhandeep S. Dhanda

As well as the current issue of Primary Dental Journal, CGDent members have free access to the PDJ archive, a rich resource containing over 1,300 informative articles on topics of ongoing relevance to general dental care.

Featuring clinical articles, editorials and updates from the College, the Primary Dental Journal is widely recognised as a leading resource for GDPs and DCPs working in primary care. CGDent membership includes free access to the PDJ, both online and in print – find out more about becoming a member.

CGDent members and PDJ subscribers should expect their printed copies to arrive in the next 2-3 weeks.

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New PDJ online: Paediatric dentistry

The new edition of the Primary Dental Journal, Paediatric Dentistry, is now online.

Guest edited by Dr Sanjeev Sood of King’s College London, this issue is dedicated to promoting oral health in children, and outlines strategies for prevention and contemporary management of dental disease in childhood.

It features papers on communicating effectively in a paediatric setting, the dental management of children with haemophilia, and minimally invasive treatments for dentine caries in primary teeth.

CGDent members and PDJ subscribers can access the new issue by visiting: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/prda/current (Members will need to be logged into the CGDent website).

Paediatric Dentistry content includes:

  • Promoting oral health and managing dental disease in childhood: current perspectives for primary dental care (Igor R Blum) (Editorial)
  • Paediatric dentistry (Sanjeev Sood) (Guest Editorial)
  • Research abstracts: Paediatric dentistry (Ario Santini)
  • Management of patients with poor prognosis first permanent molars beyond ‘ideal’ timing (Laura Warrilow, Sheridan McDonald)
  • Parental views on minimally invasive dentistry versus general anaesthesia extractions of children’s compromised first permanent molars: an exploratory qualitative study (Mona Agel, Sasha Scambler, Marie Therese Hosey)
  • When less is more: minimally invasive, evidence-based treatments for dentine caries in primary teeth – the Hall Technique and silver diamine fluoride (Waraf Al-Yaseen, Nassar Seifo, Shannu Bhatia, Nicola Innes)
  • An update on the dental management of children with Haemophilia (Ruixiang Yee, Monty S Duggal, Vivian Yung Yee Wong, Joyce Ching Mei Lam)
  • Replacement resorption in children: the root of all evil? (Laura Warrilow, Tanika Gohil, Abdullah Casaus)
  • ‘Childrenese’: a pilot survey on the choice of language in a paediatric dental setting (Mairead Hennigan, Alice Hamilton, Antoniella Busuttil-Naudi)
  • Dental bleaching: ‘now I can smile for my selfies’ – paediatric patients’ perspectives (Nabeel Ilyas, Sophie Marshall, Meera Ahluwalia)

As well as the current issue of Primary Dental Journal, CGDent members have free access to the PDJ archive, a rich resource containing over 1,300 informative articles on topics of ongoing relevance to general dental care.

Featuring clinical articles, editorials and updates from the College, the Primary Dental Journal is widely recognised as a leading resource for GDPs and DCPs working in primary care. CGDent membership includes free access to the PDJ, both online and in print – find out more about becoming a member.

CGDent members and PDJ subscribers should expect their printed copies to arrive in the next 2-3 weeks.

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The PDJ Archive: a rich resource for members, with over 1,300 articles

The Primary Dental Journal Archive is now up and running, with access for CGDent members fully established.

The Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) is the College of General Dentistry’s quarterly peer-reviewed journal, and with its unique dedication to general dental practice, is widely recognised as a leading resource for all dental professionals working in primary care.

Three themed issues in each annual volume explore topics of interest and relevance to the primary care dental team, led by an invited Guest Editor who is a renowned expert in the field, with one ‘general issue’ per volume covering a wide range of topics.

Published by the Faculty of General Dental Practice until its transfer into the College earlier this year, PDJ was first issued in October 2012, and was preceded by Primary Dental Care.

As well as receiving quarterly printed copies of the latest issues of PDJ, College members now have exclusive online access not only to the full articles in the current issue, but to all past PDJ content and all Primary Dental Care content published this century, a rich resource of over 1,300 articles spanning 23 volumes and 88 issues.

Curated by our publishing partner, SAGE Publishing, the PDJ Archive is an invaluable research tool, offering a wide array of clinical papers of ongoing relevance to general dental care, as well as articles covering a range of professional topics which continue to be discussed and debated.

It offers members access to content which they may not have received in print at the point of publication, and for those who were longstanding members of the FGDP and may prefer to consult their library of print issues, the online search functionality will enable them to quickly identify where to find particular articles.

To access to the PDJ Archive, members should visit https://cgdent.uk/primary-dental-journal-archive

Members may be interested to note that the College is now co-producing a series of webinars that examine topics covered in recent and imminent issues of PDJ. These are free to view live, with CGDent members also offered a free CPD certificate and free on-demand access to the recordings. Visit our events page for a list of upcoming live webinars and to access recent webinar recordings.

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New PDJ online now: Urgent dental care and COVID-19

The latest issue of the Primary Dental Journal, Urgent dental care and COVID-19, is now online. In it, we reflect on dentistry’s response to a global healthcare challenge, with articles from colleagues around the world.

The following articles are free to view for all dental professionals by visiting https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/prda/current:

  • Urgent dental care and oral health under the clouds of COVID-19 (Igor R Blum) (Editorial)
  • Urgent dental care and COVID-19 (Wendy Thompson) (Guest Editorial)
  • COVID-19 lockdown and recovery: a dental public health perspective from Lancashire and South Cumbria (Ross Keat)
  • COVID-19 Pandemic: The Urgent Dental Hub experience from a primary care perspective (Zohaib Khwaja, Awais Ali, Manraj Rai)


Members of the College of General Dentistry can unlock all articles by visiting https://cgdent.uk/primary-dental-journal-member-only. You will need to be logged in to the CGDent website.

Member-only content includes:

  • President’s update (Abhi Pal)
  • College news & events
  • Research abstracts: Urgent dental care and COVID-19 (Ario Santini)
  • Dentists deployed: an insider’s perspective of life on the NHS front line (Harriet E Powell)
  • Provision of dental care by public health dental clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta, Canada (Heidi Rabie, Rafael Figueiredo)
  • Understanding behaviour change to promote regular dental attendance (Jessica Holloway)
  • Dental Emergencies: Perceived impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of dental teams in the UK (Fiona Ellwood)
  • Delivering urgent oral healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa: supporting sustainable local development (Rachael England, Andrew Paterson, Adam Jones)
  • Primary care research: views of a dental team on their experiences of a primary care study (Reem Al-Nashi Elia, Javed Ikram, Tim Clayton, Victor Chow, Emily Aldred, Kim Pilotille, Nichola Stones, Zhain Mustufvi)


CGDent members and PDJ subscribers should expect their printed copies to arrive in the next 2-3 weeks.

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Leadership in dentistry

Recorded webinar. Tuesday 11 January 2022, 7pm.

This webinar is part of our ‘PDJ Live’ series, which examines topics covered in contemporary issues of the Primary Dental Journal, the College of General Dentistry’s quarterly peer-reviewed member journal for the whole dental team. It is one of three events which convene a range of voices from across the profession, including some of the authors, to explore the subjects of the papers in the June 2021 issue on leadership and professionalism.

We explore some of the myths about leadership and understand the importance of leadership in dentistry. We also examine the skills that all good leaders should have and how to gain and improve them.

Chair:

Mick Horton, former Dean FGDP(UK)

Speakers:

  • Janet Clarke MBE, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the College of General Dentistry / Chair of Community Dental Services CIC / a Trustee of the Oral Health Foundation
  • Eddie Crouch, Chair of the British Dental Association’s Principal Executive Committee
  • John Milne, Senior National Professional Advisor, Dentistry, CQC
  • Jason Wong MBE, Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England
  • Daljit Dhariwal, President designate of British Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons / Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers can claim CPD hours for free and have access to the recording after the event.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

This webinar is part of the new partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

Professionalism in dentistry

Recorded webinar. Monday 6 December 2021, 7pm.

This webinar is part of our ‘PDJ Live’ series, which examines topics covered in contemporary issues of the Primary Dental Journal, the College of General Dentistry’s quarterly peer-reviewed member journal for the whole dental team. It is one of three events which convene a range of voices from across the profession, including some of the authors, to explore the subjects of the papers in the June 2021 issue on leadership and professionalism.

Inspired by the article Professionalism – a medico-legal perspective, this webinar provides an overview of professionalism in a healthcare context, and explores some of the characteristics that different parties would associate with it. We examine the issue of professionalism in relation to dental colleagues, and how it impacts upon the range of medico-legal challenges they might face. And we ask whether a mismatch of perspectives, and the relative importance that each party attaches to different aspects of professionalism, can often sit at the heart of complaints and litigation, and whether traditional professional values and behaviours are still relevant in a modern healthcare environment that is increasingly digital, consumerist and competitive.

CGDent members interested in reading the article ahead of watching the webinar will find it on page 51 of their print copy, or can read it online by logging in to the CGDent website, visiting https://cgdent.uk/primary-dental-journal-member-only/ and following the links to the June issue. Non-members can rent or purchase the article via the title link above, or can take out an annual subscription to the PDJ.

Chair:

Mick Horton, Guest Editor of the June 2021 issue of the Primary Dental Journal

Speakers:

  • Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry
  • Kevin Lewis, Consultant Editor of Dentistry, Trustee of the College of General Dentistry & Author of Professionalism – a medico-legal perspective
  • Louisa Sherlock, Dentist and Barrister, specialising in business and property law and clinical negligence
  • George Wright, Senior Dental Educator and Dento-Legal Consultant
  • Nishma Sharma, Clinical Advisor to NHS England and Clinical Leadership Manager for the Office of the Chief Dental Officer for England
  • Keerut Oberai, General Dental Practitioner, currently completing a Master’s in Medical Law and Ethics at King’s College London

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers can claim CPD hours for free and have access to the recording after the event.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

This webinar is a co-production of the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

Notice to members and subscribers in European Union countries

Print issues of the Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) being sent to members subscribers in European Union (EU) countries are now subject to import VAT at the domestic rate of the country in which you are located.

This is a result of recent EU legislation on cross-border e-commerce, which has removed the import VAT exemption threshold and changed the point of taxation from the supplier to the location of the consumer receiving the goods.

Our publisher, SAGE, will now be transporting your print issues of the PDJ into the EU and clearing them through customs.

CGDent will pay any VAT due, and no charge will be made to members/subscribers.

However, short term disruption is a possibility as postal services and customs authorities are reported to have had difficulty in understanding and applying the new rules.

If you receive a payment notice to release your copy of PDJ from your local postal service, do not pay it – instead, please contact [email protected] for resolution/resupply.

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Women in dentistry

Recorded webinar. Monday 1 November 2021.

This webinar is part of our ‘PDJ Live’ series, which examines topics covered in contemporary issues of the Primary Dental Journal, the College of General Dentistry’s quarterly peer-reviewed member journal for the whole dental team.

It is one of three events exploring the subjects of the papers in the June 2021 issue on leadership and professionalism, and convenes some of the authors, together with a range of other voices from across the profession, to discuss aspects of the theme of women in dentistry.

The issue features a paper entitled Reaching a female majority: a silent transition for dentistry in the United Kingdom, and we examine the issue of gender balance within the UK dental professions. Inspired by the article on COVID-19, leadership and gender equality: preparing for the challenges ahead, we also consider the continuing inequality of women in leadership roles and dental specialties, the challenges for women in dentistry and how to make positive change.

CGDent members interested in reading the articles ahead of the webinar will find both in their print copy of the June issue, or can read them online by logging in to the CGDent website and visiting https://cgdent.uk/primary-dental-journal-member-only/. Non-members can access the first paper via the title link above as it has been made free-to-view online. Other papers can be rented or purchased, and non-members also have the option to take out an annual subscription.

Chair:

Mick Horton, Guest Editor of the June 2021 issue of the Primary Dental Journal

Speakers:

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have access to the recording of this event, and can claim CPD hours, free of charge.  A £20 fee applies for non-members/non-subscribers.

This webinar is part of the new partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/