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Current Research in Oral Disease Solutions and Challenges

This free course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive update of the latest research in oral health and disease.

Current Research in Oral Disease – Solutions and Challenges will be particularly useful for early career researchers who wish to better understand the clinical research landscape and how developments can be used for patient benefit in a clinical setting. 

This symposium is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Colgate.

  • 1 days
  • 6.00 CPD Points
1 days
6.00 CPD Points


This course is suitable for those who wish to have an understanding of the clinical research landscape and the translational pipeline from laboratory to clinic.

Suitable participants include:

  • Undergraduates;
  • Postgraduate trainees of any grade; and
  • Early career researchers (e.g. those holding or wishing to secure NIHR, MRC, Wellcome or other Fellowships or Lectureships).

Learning Outcomes

Educational aims & objectives:

At the end of the symposium, participants will have a clear understanding of:

  • The relevance of research to the advancement of knowledge oral health care
  • Recent research outcomes relevant to the delivery of oral health care of children and/or adults
  • Challenges in securing research funding
  • The process of publication of original research
  • Career pathways in clinical academia


This course will be delivered over one day via a series of focused lectures.

The day will commence at 9.45 am and conclude at 4.30 pm. Refreshments will be provided to participants throughout the day.

Additional Information

FDS research grants and fellowships

Since 2008 the Faculty of Dental Surgery has been committed to promoting oral and dental surgery research. This year, the Faculty has formed partnerships with the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD), the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (BSDMR) and the British Society for Oral Medicine (BSOM) and will be offering a number of research fellowships and pump-priming grants.


“Very useful course, should be compulsory for all academic trainees at the beginning of their training.”

“Learning the steps involved in getting research approval and design of a clinical trial was exactly what I needed.”

“I have a much improved knowledge of clinical trials, designing and gaining ethical approval.”

Testimonials from Clinical and translational research symposium 2016.

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