1000 research questions down to 38 – what are your top 10?

News Published: 
17 October 2018

FGDP(UK) is asking members to help the profession identify priority areas for future research in oral and dental health.

Last year we asked members to participate in a survey conducted by the Priority Setting Partnership for Oral and Dental Health Research (PSP), of which the Faculty is a member, and which is working to identify the top ten research priorities for the next decade.

Over 600 responses were received, identifying over 1000 research questions. The PSP has whittled this down to a key set of 38 questions, prioritising those relating to health promotion, prevention and NHS oral care, and with the aim of covering all age groups of the general population as well as those requiring special care.

It is now asking for your help to turn this into a ‘Top 10’ of the most important research questions by completing a survey.

Click here to complete the survey

The survey is open until 5pm on 16 November 2018.

Convened by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and launched last year, the PSP also involves the Dental Schools Council, Public Health England, the Chief Dental Officer for England, and lay and patient representation. Ian Mills, FGDP(UK) Dean, and Onkar Dhanoya, FGDP(UK) Board Member, represent the Faculty on the steering group.