New Research from UPDA staff
Members of staff from the Dental Academy have recently published their research:
- Kristina Wanyonyi and David Radford, for their paper “Dental Treatment in a State-Funded Primary Dental Care Facility: Contextual and Individual Predictors of Treatment Need?” in the Plos One journal ( http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0169004). Their paper has also received media coverage (http://www.defactodentists.com/blog/deprived-areas-dental-care/)
- Marina Harris and David Radford for their publication “Perceived stress and well-being among dental hygiene and dental therapy students” in the British Dental Journal (http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v222/n2/abs/sj.bdj.2017.76.html)
Congratulations and thank you to our staff for raising the profile of the dental academy.
60+ Festival at the Dental Academy
The Dental Academy threw open its doors and invited everyone over 60 to have a free dental screening and oral cancer check last month. The event was part of Portsmouth City Council’s 60+ Festival, a fortnight of activities for the over 60’s Portsmouth residents.
The sessions were run by our 2nd and 3rd year Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy students together with our final year dental students from King’s College London Dental Institute. 14 Portsmouth over 60 residents booked to attend and, of those not already registered with a dentist, we were able to offer them treatment going forward.
Dental Academy win award
The University of Portsmouth Dental Academy was delighted to have won the award for ‘Dental Practice of the Year’ in the city’s Best of Health Awards recently.
The winners were announced at the awards evening which took place on November 4 in the Guildhall. The event is run by evening newspaper The News and included 12 categories, including awards for GPs, hospital doctors, pharmacists, and those working in mental health and community health.
Joanne Brindley accredited with a Senior Fellow
Congratulations to Joanne Brindley (Senior DCP Teaching Fellow) who has been accredited with a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Joanne's role within the department is as a Clinical Lead for the level 4 BSc(Hons) students, alongside supervising 24 undergraduate research projects each year. She is also a Quality Assurance Inspector (Education) for the General Dental Council, a post which she has held since 2012.