Biomin Technologies Ltd is delighted to support research in oral health care by sponsoring the annual BSDHT poster competition.
The awards were presented at the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy’s national Conference in Glasgow. They recognise and celebrate the outstanding level of UK research undertaken by dental professionals, particularly hygienists and therapists.
First prize went to Lauren Barry, a dental therapist in the Community Dental Services, Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust. Her research is entitled: ‘Use of the social story in dental therapy’ – a case study of successful use of dental therapist skills in special care dentistry.
As a result, Lauren’s prize is £400 towards a place at any conference in the UK or overseas.
Second, a free place at an OHC conference in 2022, plus travel and also one night’s accommodation, was awarded to Cherise McColl.
A student at the time of the research, her project is titled: ‘Investigating the effectiveness of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to aid dental fear and anxiety in paediatric patients.’
Third, with a free place at an OHC conference in 2022, came Sidra Ahmed Suleman. Her research into the oral health status of orthodontic patients asked the question: ‘Are oral hygiene standards being maintained?’
And finally in fourth place was Dylan Patel, who could not attend in person. His project evaluated the percentage of patients who had received preventative education.
This related to their risk status for oral cancer, caries, periodontal disease and also tooth wear, along with their respective risk factors. As a result, his prize was £100 travel reclaim for an OHC conference in 2022.
Richard Whatley is the CEO of Biomin Technologies Ltd. He said: ‘We are proud and delighted to be sponsoring the excellent research that is being carried out by dental hygienists and dental therapists. Reading the entries I was extremely impressed by the standard and variety of the work that is being carried out.
‘Biomin’s unique products are the result of British research. We are very pleased to support research in all aspects of dental hygiene and therapy.’
Diane Rochford is president of the BSDHT. She added: ‘The standard of the entries for the poster competition is higher every year. It reflects the quality of research carried out by dental hygienists and dental therapists in their workplace and also as undergraduate students.
‘It ultimately provides the profession with a greater knowledge and evidence base to improve patient care. BSDHT are proud to collaborate and value BioMin’s continued support of the poster competition.’
For more information visit www.biomin.co.uk.