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    BDJ unwraps paper envelope

    The BDJ has received a number of letters and queries in recent years regarding the polywrap that each issue was posted in. The answer was always the same - the plastic wrapping could be recycled in appropriate points such as recycling bins for plastic supermarket bags.

    Until now! Starting with volume 228 issue 6, the BDJ - along with BDJ In Practice and Evidence-Based Dentistry - will now be delivered in a sustainably-sourced paper envelope.

    The full story is available at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-020-1453-6

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    How confidently do students address patients with psychiatric conditions in the dental clinic? A service evaluation in a UK dental school

    In their abstract, authors Elliott, Sharma, Omar and Hurst suggested there was little research exploring the ability of dental practitioners to confidently address patient mental health. Their paper explored self-reported confidence of dental students when addressing patient mental health in a university setting.

    Read their results, conclusion and next steps at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-020-1319-y

    Will any dental implant do?

    Writing in his paper, Norton stated that dental implant treatment, while being a well-documented worldwide treatment, the vast majority of implants on the market have 'little of their own documentation'.

    His opinion piece highlights concerns identified in the literature and exposes problems that are already occurring in reality.

    To read the full piece, visit: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-020-1302-7

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    BDJ. BDJ Student 27, 11 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41406-020-0130-1

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