An article published in BDJ Team in June, Does the adjunctive use of green tea improve periodontal indices in patients undergoing non-surgical periodontal treatment,1 has earned its author Jeniffer Simpson the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA)/British Dental Editors and Writers Forum (BDEWF) New Communicators Award for undergraduates 2021/2022.
Jeniffer's article summarises the full literature review she conducted during her final year studying for a BSc Oral Health Science degree at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). Jeniffer completed her studies in the summer and is now a fully qualifed dental therapist.
Jeniffer wins £350 and an invitation to the annual BDEWF dinner in October, held at the RAF Club in London's Piccadilly.
In response to the news, Jeniffer said: 'What a surprise! Thank you very much [to BDJ Team Editor Kate Quinlan] for nominating my article for this award. When writing my literature review I never thought it would be good enough for publishing, never mind winning any prizes'.
To view Jeniffer's winning article visit https://www.nature.com/articles/s41407-022-0963-2.
Simpson J. Does the adjunctive use of green tea improve periodontal indices in patients undergoing non-surgical periodontal treatment? BDJ Team 2022; 9: 10-13.
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Dental therapist Jeniffer wins award with article published in BDJ Team. BDJ Team 9, 3 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41407-022-1615-2