National awards success for Plymouth dental researchers
Donald Singer from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry receives the national BSODR Unilever poster prize, presented by Professor Mike Lewis, President of the BSODR (left) and Dr. Simon Whawell, BSODR Prizes Committee

Dental researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have come away with a raft of awards following this year’s general meeting of the British Society of Oral and Dental Research (BSODR).

Donald Singer was the winner of the national BSODR Unilever poster prize, and Jemma Walker received a commendation in the national BSODR Senior Colgate competition. Both submitted research based on the use of stem cells in the regeneration of teeth and dental tissue. Their research is overseen by internationally-renowned dental researcher Dr Bing Hu.

Martin Helley received a commendation in the national BSODR Unilever poster prize for a submission about research relating to chronic pain in oral and facial conditions.

At the BSODR general meeting, Dr Vehid Salih from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry was elected to the BSODR management committee, where he joins colleague Professor David Moles.

Professor Christopher Tredwin, Head of Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry, commented: 

“We are immensely proud of our colleagues’ achievements at this year’s BSODR general meeting. Our strong research culture was noted and commended publicly in speeches at the prize giving ceremony, and it was clear from the organisers and delegates that dental research in Plymouth is attracting much attention.”
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry will host the next BSODR general meeting, which will take place 6 - 8 September 2017. Find out more about this meeting.

Professor David Moles, Director of Dental Research and Postgraduate Education at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, commented: “We are looking forward to hosting the 2017 meeting. The fact that we have been given the opportunity to host the meeting is further recognition of how far our research reputation has grown.”