​A dental hygienist working in Edinburgh, who started her career in Melbourne, Australia, has won BioMin’s 2017 Clinical Case Study Award.

Fiona Ord, who initially studied dental nursing at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and then Oral Health Therapy (Hygiene) at the University of Melbourne, presented an entry that the judging panel felt exhibited considerable scientific rigour.

The case study incorporated the use of BioMin F toothpaste designed to help reduce the tooth sensitivity.

'Fiona developed a very logical treatment plan which coupled with appropriate and detailed oral hygiene instructions resulted in an excellent clinical outcome,' said Marina Harris, the BSDHT nominee on the judging panel. 'Fiona’s delivery of the treatment plan has clearly enhanced the patient's quality of life.'

Fiona, who is currently working at the Clyde Munro practice in Edinburgh, is also a clinical research dental hygienist at the University of Dundee.

She moved to the UK in 2000 and was awarded a 1st class degree in Health Science from Napier University, Edinburgh then more recently an MSc in Health and Social Care Research Methods from the University of Sheffield.

'I am delighted to have won this award,' she said. 'The patient in my case study presented dentine hypersensitivity that had not been discussed with previous clinicians.'

BioMin F toothpaste is a controlled release fluoride toothpaste that provides a fluorapatite rich surface on the teeth after brushing for up to 12 hours. This helps reduce sensitivity and provides protection against acid attack and early stage enamel lesions.

The company will publish details of the 2018 Clinical Case Study Competition in February next year. Please indicate your interest to participate at admin@biomin.co.uk and details will be sent directly to you.