Siobhan Hiscott

Siobhan Hiscott

Author at Dentistry Online

Editor of Oral Health, Siobhan joined leading dental publisher FMC more than 10 years ago. Email: [email protected] Tel: 01923 851758 Twitter: @FMC_Siobhan
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Reducing plaque bacteria and managing biofilm

Clinical Dentistry magazine explores how an essential oils mouthwash, when used as an adjunct, may help to reduce plaque bacteria and manage biofilm. Plaque bacteria are considered a major cause of periodontal disease (Page and Kornman, 1997). It has been established that good plaque control is an essential part of preventing gingivitis and periodontitis, which…

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Children’s brushing battles and simple ways to combat them

Figures from Oral-B reveal the reality of British children’s oral health habits. Research has highlighted the latest oral health battle between parents and their children. Oral-B has shown that 70% of parents say ensuring their children regularly pick up a toothbrush is the most stressful element of modern parenting. On average, parents will spend nine…

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A new direction for Irish Dentistry magazine

Irish Dentistry, Ireland’s major dental title, will embrace a new format this year, FMC announced. From January 2021, Irish Dentistry will become a digital magazine, meaning readers can access all the great content on the go! The new format will see Irish Dentistry earn its green, eco-friendly status as a digital-only magazine. With the potential…

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The future is yours at this year’s Oral Health Conference

The Oral Health Conference and Exhibition (OHC) 2018 is the BSDHT’s flagship event, offering a myriad of benefits for all dental hygienists and dental therapists. The two-day educational programme will be presented by an array of leading speakers in the field and will cover a wide spectrum of topics that cater to every professional’s learning…

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Iain Chapple awarded top distinction in dentistry

Professor Iain Chapple has received the 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Periodontal Disease from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). The IADR award, one of the top distinctions in dentistry, has been made in recognition of Prof Chapple’s ‘significant contribution to the field of oral health research’. Presented at an IADR conference…

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Summer spells increased tooth pain for up to 42% of the population

For up to 42% of the UK’s population, summer very often means increased tooth pain, according to a Millward Brown tracking study (2016). Do your patients’ summer preparation regimes include protection against teeth sensitivity? Your patients plan their summer activities and holidays well in advance in order to obtain the maximum enjoyment of the best…

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Getting to know Rodericks Dental

Recently named in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘Top 1000 companies to Inspire Britain’, Rodericks Dental is a growing and dynamic healthcare business that always endeavours to put its patients and employees first. Based in the heart of Northamptonshire, Rodericks Dental has been built by dentists for dentists, and has grown to over 75 dental practices…

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Specialist financial advice for dental professionals from Wesleyan

Wesleyan offers specialist financial advice for dental professionals. Wesleyan provides tailored financial planning at every stage of your professional life – whether you are newly qualified, well established in your career or retired. No obligation financial reviews can be done at a time and location that works best for you. In-depth insight into the dental profession…

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The People of Prevention Awards return

Have you heard? The People of Prevention (POP) Awards are back! Oral Health, in partnership with GSK, is looking for those within the dental profession who are passionate about prevention. The whole dental team in the UK and Ireland can get involved: hygienists, therapists, dental nurses or dentists who have gone above and beyond the…

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Trialling Prime & Bond active in practice

Dr Aly Virani and Dr Franco Vittorio relate their experiences with Dentsply Sirona’s new universal adhesive, Prime & Bond active, and explain why for the foreseeable future, they’re sticking with it It’s called ‘active’ because it uses a completely new chemistry; a cross-linker that creates a solution of very low viscosity, which makes it easy to…

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Improving access to implant dentistry

Chris Meldrum explains why he joined Anthogyr, the latest entrant to the British dental implant market. Anthogyr is a new name to the British market. Can you tell us about the company’s ethos? Anthogyr is a family business with eight worldwide subsidiaries and distribution in 100 countries. The company has a 70-year history in precision engineering…

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Global superstars ready to fly at Dentistry 17: Stars of Dentistry

Heralded as the UK’s premier dental event, Dentistry 17: Stars of Dentistry is set to return to London this June. Having raised the bar at Dentistry 16, this year’s five-star dental symposium is sure to bigger and better than ever before, promising to deliver a stunning speaker line-up, an unrivalled educational programme, core and verifiable…


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