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Welcome to Dental Update

The journal for the clinician working on the coalface of dentistry

Dental Update is the leading peer-reviewed clinical journal for the dentist in General Practice. First published in 1973 it helps GDPs face everyday challenges which occur in the surgery, offering practical and relevant solutions and keeping practitioners informed of innovative developments and clinical procedures.

The ultimate resource for relevant, evidence-based dentistry

Dental Update provides a range of information and is an invaluable resource, not just focusing on the complexities of restorative and preventative dentistry but also covering a variety of specialities, all delivered in a clear and readable tone.

Authoritative content by expert clinicians

Dental Update authors include expert clinicians such as: Prof Trevor Burke, Dr Louis Mackenzie, Dr Steven Bonsor, Dr Richard Field, Dr Andrew Chandrapal, Dr Dipesh Parmar, Dr Jansie van Rensburg, Prof Tara Renton, Prof Avijit Banerjee to name just a few.

All areas of Dental Specialism including: 

· Restorative Dentistry

· General Practice

· Periodontics

· Oral Surgery

· Oral Cancer detection

- Paediatric Dentistry

An editorial policy of clinical excellence

All papers are peer-reviewed by specialists in their field. Our editorial board, headed by Professor Trevor Burke, is comprised of influential and prominent figures within high street dentistry and leaders in primary dental care and education. 

A subscription includes 11 issues and 44 hours of verifiable CPD per year, access to an online archive of past articles dating back to 1999 and available online and in print format or via the app. 

Current Live Edition: Volume 47 Number 2 - February 2020

P89  Editorial:  Is whistle-blowing working? by T Burke

Whistle-blowing is in the news. The recent release of the film Official Secrets (with a powerful performance by Keira Knightley) is based upon the true story of Katharine Gun, a British intelligence specialist working at GCHQ, whose job involved handling of classified information.

P135  Oral surgery:  Surgical Wound Healing in the Oral Cavity: a Review by R Shah, F Domah, N Shah, J Domah  CPD

Wound healing is a fundamental survival mechanism, largely taken for granted. It consists of four intricately tuned phases: haemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and remodelling. Successful wound healing only occurs if each phase occurs in the correct sequence and timeframe. Moreover, the oral...