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Dentistry and Maxillofacial

There are lots of resources available for dentistry and maxillofacial - as well as e-journals and e-books, there are RSS feeds from top journals to keep you up to date, useful links to external websites and more.

 We have tailored this page to help signpost you to the resources you need, all in one place. If there is anything you would like us to add, contact us and help us improve your page.

Online Resources: e-books and e-journals

Click on the tabs below to see a list of e-books and e-journals for your specialty, available with your Athens login. Register for an Athens account if you don't already have one.

Please note that these lists are not exhaustive, so if  you can not find what you are looking for, try the online catalogue or contact library staff, who will be happy to try and source it for you.

Other Online Resources

See our resources page for a full list of online resources the library service provides, including BMJ Case Reports, UpToDate, DynaMed and Anatomy TV.

Evidence Based Clinical Summaries


(Athens login required)

We now have access to DynaMed, the popular clinical information resource. 

Search clinically-organised summaries for more than 3,400 topics, designed for health care professionals for use at point-of-care.

All evidence is clinically evaluated and integrated into DynaMed's existing content on a daily basis, so that a synthesis of the best evidence is always available. 

Click on Browse Categories, and take a look at the Dentistry section and Oral and Maxillofacial Disorders section for a range of topic summaries.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries

Clinical Knowledge Summaries provide a summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 330 common and/or significant primary care presentations.

 The oral health section contains several topics.

Current Awareness

We have collected the RSS feeds of some top dentistry and maxillofacial journals and news sites and put them all in one place for you to browse at your convenience. 

Hosted by Netvibes,  your Dental and Maxillofacial current awareness page means you only have to go to one place, rather than visiting each individual website that you are interested in.

If there is a feed that you want us to include, just let us know and we'll add it in.

Table of Contents (TOC) Alerts 

Table of Contents alerts automatically notify you when a new issue of a journal is published.

If you want us to set up a TOC alert for you, just get in touch and we can set up the alert to come straight to your email inbox.

For more information TOC alerts and other ideas on how to keep up to date, see our Current Awareness page.

Useful Links


  • British Orthodontic Society (BOS) - this charity aims to promote the study and practice of orthodontics, maintain and improve professional standards and encourage research and education in orthodontics. 

Other resources:

  • NICE Guidance: Oral and Dental Health - 'NICE guidance sets the standards for high quality healthcare and encourages healthy living. Our guidance can be used by the NHS, Local Authorities, employers, voluntary groups and anyone else involved in delivering care or promoting wellbeing'. 
  • Patient Safety: Dentistry - The National Reporting and Learning Service (NRLS) has produced a range of patient safety resources relating to dentistry, including; specific information about patient safety culture for primary care settings, alerts and guidance about patient treatment and procedures, such as information on treating dental patients who are taking oral anticoagulants.
  • The Dentist - A leading free online magazine for NHS and private dentists with up-to-date news stories and practice management issues. Includes an archive.

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