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Brett Duane
Associate Professor in Public Dental Hea, Dental Science


Brett Duane graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a degree in dentistry. He has worked in Primary dental care as an Associate Dentist in England, and a self-employed dentist in Australia and New Zealand. He has a Masters in Management in Health (University of Newcastle, Australia), a Masters in Public Health (University of Glasgow) and a PHD in Dentistry (Finland). From 2001-2005 he worked as Senior Dental Officer in an Aboriginal health service. In 2006-2010 he was Senior Dental Officer then Assistant Clinical Director (Oral Health Improvement), NHS Fife. From 2014-2015 he was Consultant in Dental Public Health in Public Health England and is currently Associate Professor in Dental Public Health, at Trinity College, Dublin. His main interests and research are the delivery of cost-effective high quality oral health services, inequities in oral health, the oral health of the more vulnerable ( indigenous oral health, children's oral health and oral health in the elderly) and ensuring that the development of oral health services are sustainable.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

FitzGerald, K., McGovern, E., Chaollai, A.N., Duane, B., Baby steps: a systematic approach to the infant oral health visit, Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 62, (3), 2016, p158-160 Journal Article, 2016

Raphael, S., Blinkhorn, A., Hani, T.B., O'Connell, A.C., Duane, B., Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate products in caries prevention, Evidence-Based Dentistry, 17, (2), 2016, p46-47 Journal Article, 2016

McLaughlin, M., Duane, B., Evidence that full-mouth scaling superior to conventional treatment approaches is unclear, Evidence-Based Dentistry, 17, (1), 2016, p23-24 Journal Article, 2016

Sequeira-Byron, P., Fedorowicz, Z., Carter, B., Nasser, M., Alrowaili, E.F., McReynolds, D., Duane, B., Insufficient evidence on whether to restore root-filled teeth with single crowns or routine fillings, Evidence-Based Dentistry, 17, (2), 2016, p50-51 Journal Article, 2016

Yates C, Duane B, Maternal xylitol and mutans streptococci transmission., Evidence-based dentistry, 16, (2), 2015, p41-2 Journal Article, 2015

Binks C, Duane B, Mother-to-child transmission of Streptococcus mutans., Evidence-based dentistry, 16, (2), 2015, p39-40 Journal Article, 2015

Duane B, Xylitol and caries prevention., Evidence-based dentistry, 16, (2), 2015, p37-8 Journal Article, 2015

Duane B, Taylor T, Stahl-Timmins W, Hyland J, Mackie P, Pollard A, Carbon mitigation, patient choice and cost reduction--triple bottom line optimisation for health care planning., Public health, 128, (10), 2014, p920-4 Journal Article, 2014

Duane BG, Richards D, Young L, Archibald B, Trends and costs of high concentration fluoride toothpaste prescribing in Scotland., British dental journal, 216, (10), 2014, p589-91 Journal Article, 2014

Duane BG, Humphris G, Richards D, Okeefe EJ, Gordon K, Freeman R, Weighing up the weighted case mix tool (WCMT): a psychometric investigation using confirmatory factor analysis., Community dental health, 31, (4), 2014, p200-6 Journal Article, 2014

Duane, B., Green dentistry: Motivating change, British Dental Journal, 217, (8), 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Allen Y, Duane B, Risk-based caries prevention may be more effective in children., Evidence-based dentistry, 15, (2), 2014, p41-2 Journal Article, 2014

Thillainathan S, Duane B, Non-conventional caries management techniques for children show promise., Evidence-based dentistry, 15, (2), 2014, p43-4 Journal Article, 2014

Duane B, Further evidence that periodontal bone loss increases with smoking and age., Evidence-based dentistry, 15, (3), 2014, p72-3 Journal Article, 2014

Duane BG, Weak evidence of caries reduction using xylitol-based lozenges in two of three selected studies., Evidence-based dentistry, 13, (1), 2012, p7-8 Journal Article, 2012

Duane B, Home visits or telephone contacts may help prevent early childhood caries., Evidence-based dentistry, 13, (2), 2012, p39-40 Journal Article, 2012

Duane B, Conservative periodontal surgery for treatment of intrabony defects is associated with improvements in clinical parameters., Evidence-based dentistry, 13, (4), 2012, p115-6 Journal Article, 2012

Duane B, 5,000 ppm F dentifrice for caries prevention in adolescents., Evidence-based dentistry, 13, (2), 2012, p43-4 Journal Article, 2012

Duane B, Hyland J, Rowan JS, Archibald B, Taking a bite out of Scotland's dental carbon emissions in the transition to a low carbon future., Public health, 126, (9), 2012, p770-7 Journal Article, 2012

Duane B, Limited evidence of the effect of chlorhexidine varnish (CHX-V) on root caries., Evidence-based dentistry, 12, (2), 2011, p39-40 Journal Article, 2011

Duane BG, No evidence of caries reduction found in a school xylitol and erythritol lozenge programme., Evidence-based dentistry, 12, (4), 2011, p102-3 Journal Article, 2011

Duane B, Xylitol gum, plaque pH and mutans streptococci., Evidence-based dentistry, 11, (4), 2010, p109-10 Journal Article, 2010

Macpherson LM, Ball GE, Brewster L, Duane B, Hodges CL, Wright W, Gnich W, Rodgers J, McCall DR, Turner S, Conway DI, Childsmile: the national child oral health improvement programme in Scotland. Part 1: Establishment and development., British dental journal, 209, (2), 2010, p73-8 Journal Article, 2010

Duane, B., Indemnity in Australia [6], British Dental Journal, 202, (4), 2007 Journal Article, 2007