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A subscription to Dental Update in 2017, comprises 11 issues per year instead of 10. This means an extra 6 peer-reviewed papers, plus an extra 4 hours of verifiable CPD annually.

Papers due to be published in 2017:

Nine-part series on The Immune System - Professor Scully and co-authors

Antimicrobial Resistance - Palmer

Two-part series on Sedation and Special Care Dentistry - Kaka and Dickinson

Restorative Dentistry – Various by M Kelleher, L Rasaratnam, S Djemal & B Murchie

Periodontics – DG Gillam

Paediatric Dentistry – A Casaus, B Patel, L Brown, K Coomaraswamy

Oral Pathology – N Rice, B Srinivasan, D Macpherson

Restorative Dentistry & Aesthetic Dentistry – E Mchantaf, H Mansour, J Sabbagh, M Feghali, RJ McConnell

Oral Medicine – D Malamos, C Scully

General Practice – A Keshtgar, Len D’Cruz

Technique Tips – FJT Burke

Plus much more on Pharmacology, Periodontics, Risk Management, Oral Surgery, Implantology, Cariology and Prosthodontics, to name but a few.


An editorial policy of clinical excellence

Having informed and educated GDPs and dental graduates since 1973, Dental Update is the leading peer-reviewed clinical journal for the dentist in General Practice, publishing 66 high quality papers per year, all written by expert clinicians and peer-reviewed by specialists in their field. The Dental Update Editorial Board is comprised of influential and prominent figures within high street dentistry and leaders in primary dental care and education.

The journal facilitates and enables GDP’s to face everyday challenges that occur in the surgery, offering practical and relevant solutions and keeping practitioners informed of the innovative developments and clinical procedures. Dental Update proves an invaluable resource, not just focusing on the complexities of restorative and preventative dentistry, but also covering a broad range of specialities including endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics and periodontics.


A cost-effective CPD solution as part of your annual subscription fee

Dental Update meets and exceeds the GDC’s CPD requirements at no extra cost, offering subscribers 44 hours of verifiable CPD annually, across 11 issues. Furthermore, CPD with Dental Update covers the GDC’s highly recommended topics: medical emergencies, disinfection as well as decontamination, radiography and radiation protection.

Qualifying CPD hours with Dental Update is a straight-forward process: simply submit answers to the questions posed each issue online or by post using the answer form inside the journal. Certificates can then be downloaded, or a member of the Dental Update team can send it to you upon request. Certificates are issued to those with a pass rate of 50% or more.


A world of Dental Update

A membership offers full online access to the downloadable Dental Update archive, dating back to 1999. This provides members with a fully searchable library of more than 900 published papers. Dental Update online also provides readers with the opportunity to interact and engage with the authors, board members and fellow readers via the feedback facility, inspiring discussion and debate.


Clinical excellence at your convenience

The finest editorial content in its field can be accessed at any time, in any place. Dental Update is now available as a mobile and tablet app for Apple, Android or Kindle devices, as well as digitally on a PC or laptop, or in its traditional print format. The choice is yours.


Member benefits

A subscription to Dental Update offers the following exclusive member benefits: