Ten Years of the Dental Elf

The Dental Elf

Ten years ago today we published our first Dental Elf blog (Dental Elf – 21 Jun 2011) as part of the National Elf Service . The National Elf Service was developed by our friends at Minervation Ltd  an evidence-based healthcare consultancy based in Oxford.

Our aim since the beginning has been to help colleagues keep up to date by providing brief summaries of recently published evidence. We focus on systematic reviews, high-quality primary studies and guidance.

Since June 2011 we have published 1626 blog posts covering a range of categories (see table).

Category Number of blogs
Caries 305
Cleft Lip & Palate 13
Dental Workforce 34
Endodontics 110
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 216
Oral Cancer 55
Oral Medicine & Pathology 157
Orthodontics 221
Periodontology 289
Restorative Dentistry 406
Temporomandibular disorders 59
Tooth Surface Loss 14

*Some blogs appear in more than one category

The first Dental Elf blog was written by Derek Richards, then a Dental Public Health Consultant supported by a small group of colleagues over the years.

If you are interested in getting involved with writing for the Dental Elf please email Derek Richards and introduce yourself.


Dental Elf – 21 Jun 2011

Bond or Band: to fix braces to back teeth


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