During 2015 we published 200 dental health blogs. Covering a wide range of topics. Our most popular blogs each month are listed below. One of the most popular was our November blog on eating disorders and oral health, which was published jointly with the Mental Elf. Highlights included the long awaited Cochrane Review of water fluoridation and the update of the NICE guidance on Infective endocarditis.
- Jan 2015 – Dentine hypersensitivity: most desensitising toothpastes provided benefit finds review
- Feb 2015 – Dental screening: a role for hygiene-therapists?
- Mar 2015 – Untreated caries: a significant global problem
- Apr 2015 – Orthodontic appliances: may help break thumb-sucking habits
- May 2015 – Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw treatments
- Jun 2015 – Water fluoridation effective at reducing caries
- Jul 2015 – Amalgam has lower failure rate than composite in restorations
- Aug 2015 – Dry socket prevention: eugenol dressing or chlorhexidine gel?
- Sept 2015 – Periodontitis and obesity: review suggests an association
- Oct 2015 – Infective endocarditis prophylaxis – NICE reaffirms 2008 guidance
- Nov 2015 – Eating disorders associated with poor oral health
- Dec 2015 – Dental implants in atrophic jaws – shorter implants without augmentation may be the first choice?
National Elf Service Launch
Regular readers will have noticed that this year saw the launch of the National Elf Service website, which brings together all of our health topics into a single database. This makes it easier for you to use any elves that are relevant to your work
The website boasts lots of fun CPD features so you can keep track of your learning and download certificates to put in your professional development file. You can keep private reflective practice notes, set up alerts to highlight new evidence and connect with experts in your field of interest. Sign up for our 2-week free trial to get full access.
Individual and institutional subscriptions are now available, so tell your librarian, training manager or CPD lead to get in touch with us to discuss the National Elf Service membership features.