Choosing Wisely in Dentistry - Sustainable Oral Health, Ph.D. | University of Dundee | Dundee, United Kingdom
36 months
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20895 GBP/year
4825 GBP/year
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The Choosing Wisely in Dentistry - Sustainable Oral Health programme is offered by University of Dundee.

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Overview

In recent years there has been increased interest in sustainability in healthcare, and specifically in dentistry. Sustainability is described as encompassing three pillars: economic, social, and environmental. For clinicians and patients, the three pillars mean having to consider the clinical and cost-effectiveness of those decisions, as well as the environmental impact. 

The Choosing Wisely in Dentistry - Sustainable Oral Health programme is offered by University of Dundee .

The United Nation’s COP26, highlighted the need for dentistry to engage in common efforts to promote and coordinate sustainability across policy, service delivery, provision of care, research, and education.

The Covid-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus the sustainability of NHS dental services, both from a financial and an environmental perspective. 

The NHS has limited resources, with fixed budgets, and must prioritise the treatments delivered. 

The largest contributors to the carbon footprint of NHS dental services are travel (patients and staff) and procurement. 

A recent study exploring the of 17 different dental procedures, identified that routine examinations contribute the highest proportion at 27.1%, followed by scale and polish at 13.4%. The single most important factor in improving sustainability in dentistry is prevention. Encouraging a low sugar diet and efficient oral hygiene will reduce the clinical burden currently placed on the dental provision.

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP), a well-respected provider of dental guidance, offers a potentially valuable mechanism for communicating sustainability messages. 

Findings identified that sustainability is still an emerging field with significant uncertainty about what it means for patients and the profession. Building on these findings, the aim of this PhD is to further explore sustainability in oral health and prioritise research in this area.

Objectives

  • To review the literature on sustainability in oral health, using the three pillars of sustainability (Social, Economic and Environmental) as a framework to appraise the current evidence base, and identify how sustainable oral health is defined.
  • Conduct theoretically informed interviews with primary care dental team members, patients, and other key stakeholders to explore views and beliefs around sustainability within NHS dentistry.
  • Informed by the literature review and interview findings, conduct a prioritisation exercise, following James Lind Alliance (JLA) methodology, to identify and prioritise unanswered questions or evidence uncertainties related to sustainable oral health.
  • Rank evidence uncertainties and agree the top ten priorities in sustainable oral health research, in order to make recommendations for research priorities and funding in UK primary care dentistry.

Programme Structure

  • The University of Dundee’s School of Dentistry, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Issues on Congenital Anomalies and Technology Transfer, has an established reputation in the quality of its dental research and the delivery of research degrees.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20895 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20895 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4825 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Scholarships Information

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Available Scholarships

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Provided by university
Grant
4000 GBP
Deadline
08 Jan 2025
Vice Chancellor's South Asia scholarship
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
20000 GBP
Deadline
16 Sep 2024
Vice Chancellor's South Asia Scholarship (September 2024)
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
08 Jan 2025
Vice Chancellor's Africa scholarship (January 2025)
Merit-based

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University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
6000 GBP
Deadline
08 Jan 2025
Global Excellence Scholarship (January)
Merit-based

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University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
08 Jan 2025
Global Citizenship Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jan 2025
Alumni Scholarship
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University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

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Unicreds
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Full Support for Tuition and Costs of Living- PhD Scholarship at the University of Essex
Merit-based

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Junhua Li
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
GREAT Scholarship
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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
12 Mar 2024
CIAPS Commonwealth Scholarships for Postgraduate Professional Studies
Merit-based Need-based

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CIAPS 
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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The Ramsay Centre
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
29 Feb 2024
Voice Talent Online Scholarship
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Voice Talent Online
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
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Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
10 Mar 2024
“The Hope For Healing” Scholarship
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