New Primary Dental Journal online now

News Published: 
25 March 2021

Celebrating the journal's tenth volume anniversary, the March edition of the Primary Dental Journal is the largest issue of PDJ ever published. With 21 articles, it covers a wide range of subjects, such as oral cancer research, patient safety, dental traumas, effects of vital bleaching, medical device regulation, and the rise of Instagram dentistry. 


In addition, a collection of articles present new COVID-19 research in primary dental care. Published Open Access, the COVID-19 articles are free to read and download for everyone via the links below.


COVID-19 articles:


Traumatic Dental Injuries During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A Local Dental Network Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Innovation Through Collaboration
Referrals to Urgent Dental Centres During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Site Analysis Research Project


To read and download the full online version of the issue as an FGDP(UK) member, please go to, click on ‘Members access PDJ here’ and provide your FGDP(UK) website log in details. Non-FGDP(UK) members may view more details on the journal's page

FGDP(UK) members and journal subscribers will receive print copies in a few weeks.


Full table of contents:


Igor R. Blum


Dean’s update
Ian Mills


Happy 10th volume birthday Primary Dental Journal
Nairn Wilson

Research abstracts
Ario Santini

Oral cancer: Raising awareness of the importance of suspicion in early detection
Farooq Ahmed, Honieh Bolooki, Senathrajah Ariyaratnam, Michael N. Pemberton 

Instagram dentistry
Hui Lynn Ooi, Martin G.D. Kelleher

Facts about cracks in teeth
Sanjeev Bhanderi

Traumatic dental injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic
Serpil Djemal, Julian Woolley

A local dental network approach to COVID-19 pandemic: innovation through collaboration
Simon Hearnshaw, Stefan Serban, Imran Mohammed Ajmal Zubair, Deksha Jaswal, Siobhán Grant

Referrals to urgent dental centres during the COVID-19 pandemic: a multi-site analysis research project
Adam Shathur, Samuel Reeves, Faizal Sameja, Vishal Patel, Allan Jones

Breastfeeding and malocclusions: a current opinion
Esma Dogramaci

Changes in occlusal philosophies for full mouth rehabilitation
Martin G.D. Kelleher, Hui Lynn Ooi, Igor R. Blum

An analysis of electronic primary dental practice tooth wear referrals   
Brian Millar, Zohaib Khwaja

Medical Device Regulation: requirements for dental professionals who prescribe and manufacture custom-made devices
James I.J. Green

Developing a patient safety culture in primary dental care
Edmund Bailey, Mohammed Dungarwalla

A technique to fabricate a new crown to an existing removable partial denture
Tom Bereznicki, Manraj Rai

Facts and fallacies about occlusal philosophies for full mouth rehabilitation
Martin G.D. Kelleher, Hui Lynn Ooi, Igor R. Blum

Interprofessional clinical education in dentistry
Susha Rajadurai

Safeguarding children: doing the difficult thing
Elizabeth Offen

Dental traumas - things may not be as they seem: a case report
Julian Woolley, Serpil Djemal

Treatment of tooth wear associated with reduced occlusal vertical dimension using direct composite restorations and a removable prosthesis
Daniel Caga, Nicholas Lewis

Effect of vital bleaching on micromorphology of enamel surface: an in vitro study
Zakaria Karimi, Houda Saoui, Majid Sakout, Faiza Abdallaoui

Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthrosis: a review of clinical aspects and management
Ziad Al-Ani