Perfect swan song

    The Eighth Edition of The Scientific Basis of Oral Health Education has just been published by the BDA. It is designed for all Dental Care Professionals, and will be especially valuable for those training the next generation of recruits, as well as current practitioners wishing to update their knowledge. For the first time it is available as an e-book.

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    The first edition of The Scientific Basis of Dental Health Education appeared in 1976 and was a slim booklet with a green cover. It arose from a joint attempt by the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry and the UK Health Education Council, who published it, to refine and standardise the advice given to the public and to ensure that such advice was scientifically sound. Over the following 40 years, the booklet eventually grew into a book, and found an independent publisher, BDJ Books. It was at this point that Cathy Stillman-Lowe and Dr Ronnie Levine OBE took on the editing.

    Cathy said: 'I am absolutely delighted that my co-author, Dr Ronnie Levine, and myself, have brought to fruition an eighth edition of this trusted book. This time, we have of course updated all the evidence, but we have also orientated the book for an international audience, so that it can be used more widely.'

    'As I am retiring now, this eighth edition will be my swan-song. I want to thank Dr Levine for his incredible diligence and expertise, over so many editions, and also my late husband, Michael, who sadly died from oral cancer in 2017, and whose loving care enabled me to work in a role that gave me huge satisfaction.'

    Levine R, Stillman-Lowe C. The Scientific Basis of Oral Health Education - 8th Edition. London: Springer Nature, 2018. Available to buy at the BDA shop https://shop.bda.org/ where BDA members are entitled to a 20% discount.

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