The British Dental Journal

The BDJ aims to inform readers of ideas, opinions, developments and key issues in dentistry - clinical, practical and scientific - to spark interest, debate and discussion.


  • Perio examination

    The majority of periodontal diseases are totally preventable, yet 50% of the world's population suffers from periodontitis. This collection of articles from the British Dental Journal is intended as a survey of current practice in the field for clinicians striving for good clinical outcomes, as well as positive outcomes from the patient's perspective.

British Dental Journal is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.

Our Open Access option complies with funder and institutional requirements.


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Dentistry and coronavirus

A collection of articles from the British Dental Journal, BDJ In Practice and BDJ Team relating to the 2020 coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.