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    The BDJ’s vibrant Letters section provides a forum for individual news, views and opinion. Letters are brief and accessible, reflecting a broad range of topical issues in dentistry. This collection brings together some of the most popular letters from the last 12 months, together with a specific Letter of the Month selected by the Editor-in-Chief.

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    This Collection focuses on dental implants, highlighting the intersection of implantology with key dental specialties as well as showcasing new technical approaches. It features the new BDJ Implant Maintenance special issue which underlines the complexities  and importance of maintaining dental implants. Aiming to enhance the quality of clinical care, it is guest edited by Shakeel Shahdad and Philip Preshaw.

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    Even some of the simplest changes in a dental practice can save huge amounts of energy. This collection of articles from across the BDJ Portfolio explores sustainability and dentistry. It includes the papers from the BDJ Eco Focus issue and highlights meaningful, actionable changes that could be made now by the dental team to reduce our environmental footprint.

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    The latest BDJ special issue focuses on Oral Medicine, all the way from paediatric dentistry to considerations for the older patient. Updates on diagnosis, management and challenges are provided for various conditions, including skin cancer, oral dysaesthesia, lichen planus, and oral mucosal disease.

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    Bringing together a selection of articles from across the BDJ Portfolio, this Collection relates to the theory and practice of orthodontics.

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    Reflecting the broad range of issues affecting children’s oral healthcare, this Collection highlights recent articles from across the BDJ Portfolio focusing on current clinical practice and research in paediatric dentistry and childhood dental caries.

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    What are the things you wished someone had told you at dental school, but never did? These short, accessible articles bring together top clinical tips gleaned from years of practice across a variety of specialties. We hope this Collection will be a really useful resource for managing and even adapting practice.

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

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    Dental practitioners play an essential role in providing oral surgery care for their patients alongside trained specialists in the primary care setting. The collection brings together some recent general articles plus two series of papers from the British Dental Journal, highlighting key considerations in oral surgery and the subject's interfaces with other dental and medical specialties.

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    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.

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    Recruitment and retention in NHS dentistry, although not a new problem, is becoming an ever-increasing area of concern in the UK. With pre-existing problems which were only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHS is now facing a mass exodus of dental professionals who are either switching to private, or leaving the profession entirely through early retirement or a change in career. This collection aims to bring together content from across the BDJ Portfolio which highlights, discusses and tackles the recruitment and retention crisis.

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    What are the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) on the practice of dentistry? With articles and letters from across all five journals in the BDJ Portfolio, this Collection provides a snapshot of how the field of AI in dentistry has developed over the last two decades. It also reveals an evolving picture of the role AI could play today as well as its potential for the future.

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