Past Winners


First place: The winner of the prize for graduates was Nick Colley for his paper in Dental Health - Head and Neck Skin Cancer: Causes, Identification, Referral and Prevention.

Second place:  The second prize for graduates goes to Claire Dewski for her paper in Dental Health - Treating a Patient with Non-Verbal Autism in General Practice.

Undergraduate winner: The prize for undergraduates was won by Nisha Bhanu for her paper published in Dental Update - Exploring Barriers to Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Minority Ethnic Patients in the UK.



First place: Jennifer Simpson for her article "Does the Adjunctive use of Green Tea Improveperiodontal Indices in Patients Undergoing Non-surgical Periodontal Treament", which was published in BDJ Teams.

Two new communicators shared the first prize for the 'open' award.

Jessica Holloway for her article - Understanding Behaviour Change to Promote Regular Dental Attendance." The article was published in the Primary Dental Journal.

Christina Wainer for her article - "Discussing the Environmental Impact of Dental-Associated Travel - How do we Build From the Currrent COVID-19 Crisis Towards a more Sustainable Future Within Dentistry." The article was published in the British Dental Journal.


First place: Shir Lynn Tan for her article History of Rubber Dam which was published in Dental Historian.

Second place: Anthony Weke for his article Smoking Cessation: An update on the impact of COVID-19 which was published in Dental Health.


First place: Jason Adams-Collman for his article, Ransomware and Cyber security: The King that did not Wannacry - which was published in Primary Dental Journal. 

Second place: Hiraa Jamil for her article -  Its Okay to Not be Okay - which was published in BDJ Student.


First place: Catherine Hart for an article on a Guide to Clinical Governance, published in BDJ Student.

Second place: Mohammed Jaffer Ismail, for an article on Refugee Camps in Greece, published in the BDJ Student. 


First place: David Westgarth, Editor of BDJ In Practice for a paper on stress and fitness to practise in dentistry, published in BDJ in Practice

Second place: Yasmin Allen, a Dental Clinical Fellow, for a video which highlights the benefits of using digital technology and innovation within dental settings.


First place: Kreena Patel, a specialist endodontist, for a paper on the reimplantation of a tooth published in the Primary Dental Journal in May 2016.

Second place: Edward Sinclair, a Dental Core Trainee in Dental Public Health, Health Education England, for a paper on Brexit published in the British Dental Journal also in May 2016. 


First place: Nikki Patel, for a paper about the salaried service, published in the British Dental Journal.

Second place: Reena Wadia, for two articles with guidance for young dentists on her website.


First place: Miss Binish Khatoon, a PhD student at the University of Birmingham.

Second place: Dr Mona Nasser, Clinical Lecturer from the University of Portsmouth.


First place: James Darcey, a Manchester based dentist and Speciality Registrar and Honorary Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester, for his article Resorption: part 1. pathology, classification and aetiology, which was published in the BDJ in May 2013.

Second place: Perivale based dentist Amit Rai, for his article Richard III - the final act which was published in the BDJ in April 2013.


First place: Laura Hatton, for the three-part article The truth from the trenches published in Dental Tribune in 2011. Her exploration of the role of the noteworthy dentist Sir Harry Baldwin during World War One was meticulously researched and the judges were also impressed by her vivid account of the horrific facial injuries suffered by thousands of soldiers fighting in France.

Second place: Alexander Holden, a foundation dentist at Stag Dental Care in Rotherham, who is a member of the BDA's Young Dentist Committee and a trustee of the Ben Fund. His paper Lost in transition - changes in communication in the leap from dental student to foundation dentist appeared in the British Dental Journal last November. The object was to provoke thought into the changes from dental school into practice and to analyze the different types of communication commonly used.


First place: Dr Rupert Austin, from the Dental Institute, for his contribution to the paper The effect of increasing sodium fluoride concentrations on erosion and attrition of enamel and dentine in vitro published in the Journal of Dentistry.

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First place: Dr Sarah Gatley from Cardiff, for the paper ‘Requirements, in terms of root canal treatment, of undergraduates in the European Union: an audit of teaching practice’, which was published in the British Dental Journal

Second place: Dr Vishal Aggarwal for his paper ‘Unexplained toothache: an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management’, which was published in Primary Dental Care.


First place: Christopher Lynch for his paper ‘The teaching of implant dentistry in undergraduate dental schools in the UK and Ireland’ which was published in the British Dental Journal.

Second place: Leila Khamashta Ledezma for her article ‘Be alert to the signs! Non-accidental injuries and the dental team’ which was published in Team in Practice.