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The formation of dental caries involves the interaction between the tooth, the microbial biofilm at the tooth surface and dietary sugars. This Primer by Pitts et al. aims to provide a global overview of caries, focusing on current, patient-centred, tooth-preserving preventive care.
Hira Nazir, 26, is a Dental Core Trainee OMFS at Pinderfields General Hospital in Wakefield. Hira graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014 and is applying to medical school for entry in September 2017, in order to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery.