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.


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    Are you interested in working with the BDJ? Two vacancies are now open for applications: 1) BDJ Editor; 2) Editor-in-Chief of the BDJ Portfolio. Apply now!

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    Our new Big Impact Collection is out! The very best of the BDJ - the most cited, accessed and shared articles from the last 12 months!

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    From AI to the sound of dentistry, this updated collection of letters reflects opinion, news and diverse views across a broad range of topical issues in dentistry.

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.


Caries progression


Caries is still ubiquitous yet far too often ignored in clinical, public and policy debates. This Collection develops the discussion and includes the articles from the Caries Focus Issue together with other recent papers from the BDJ.


BDJ Jobs

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