BRIGHT (Brushing Reminder 4 Good oral HealTh) Trial

The School of Dentistry is delighted to announce their involvement with a new research project led by the Universities of Dundee and Sheffield.

They will be working on the BRIGHT (Brushing Reminder 4 Good oral HealTh) trial, which has just been awarded a £1.9 million grant from National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for the 52 month project. It will evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of SMS (text message) behaviour change programme to improve the oral health of young people living in deprived areas.

Our researchers are co-applicants on the HTA grant and demonstrate interdisciplinary working across two schools in the Faculty of Health. Professor Sue Pavitt and Dr Peter Day from the School of Dentistry and Dr Ian Kellar from the School of Psychology will be supported by staff from the Dental Translational and Clinical Research Unit (DenTCRU) to run one of the four centres, which also includes Dundee, Cardiff and Sheffield. The Leeds centre will aim to recruit 1,440 Year 7 and 8 pupils from 12 schools across West Yorkshire.

For more information about the project, please visit the National Institute for Health Research website.