Academic articles

Two articles outlining D3G, the Chalky Teeth Campaign, and "the Molar Hypomineralisation problem" appeared in highly regarded academic journals recently. These have now been bolstered by a "chalky teeth feature" (3 articles) in a national dental publication.

Importantly, these cross-referenced articles have broken new ground by introducing D3G's "translational terminology" ("D3s", "chalky teeth", "chalky molars" etc) to the academic literature following successful road-testing on the public and practitioners. This advance provides a rare example of "reverse translation" – most talk today is about the other direction (converting academic advances to public good), but clearly both directions matter. For more information see D3G News Sept 2018 and May 2018.

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The Molar Hypomineralisation problem: translational science, paediatric and orthodontic perspectives (3 articles)
Hubbard MJ, Natarajan A, Antoun A, Firth F (2019) NZDA News, 195, 35-60

Free download here (with permission of NZDA).

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Molar Hypomineralization: What is the US experience?
Hubbard MJ (2018) J Am Dent Assoc, 149, 329-30

Free download here.

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Molar Hypomineralisation: A call to arms for enamel researchers
Hubbard MJ, Mangum JE, Perez VA, Nervo GJ, Hall RK (2017) Frontiers Physiol, 8, 546

Free download here.


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Continuing education webinar on Molar Hypomineralisation

(Colgate Oral Health Network, USA)

November 2018

Colgate America kindly hosted a free webinar in support of D3G's Chalky Teeth Campaign. This uniquely "D3-flavoured" lecture by Erin Mahoney and Mike Hubbard attracted a record live attendance and is now used by dental schools around the world. For more information, including Colgate's poll about practitioners' awareness of Molar Hypomin, see D3G News November 2018.

Watch here, equires free registration (70 minutes, 1 hour CE credit).

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Continuing education podcast on Molar Hypomineralisation

(ADA-NSW, Australia)

March 2019

Kindly hosted by the New South Wales branch of the Australian Dental Association, Mike Hubbard talks about clinical aspects of Molar Hypomineralisation through a translational lens.

Listen here (23 minutes).

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Continuing education lecture on Molar Hypomineralisation and The Chalky Teeth Campaign

(DHSV, Australia)

June 2016

At the Public Oral Health Innovations Conference hosted in Melbourne by Dental Health Services Victoria, Mike Hubbard talks about Molar Hypomin and The Chalky Teeth Campaign.

Watch here (14 minutes).

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How it all started – a unique conversation with D3 pioneer, Grace Suckling

(The D3 Group)

August 2013

More than anyone, Grace Suckling defined our field. How did she get interested in D3 research, what led to the clinical classifications (DDE Index) still used worldwide today, how were the pathological differences between hypoplasia, hypomineralisation and fluorosis established? These and many more questions are answered in a wonderful conversation with modern-day researcher and paedodontist, Erin Mahoney.

Watch here (36 minutes). An edited version (4 minutes) and much
more information about Grace's work is available here.


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ABC Radio Australia interview

February 2019

Mike Hubbard talks about "chalky teeth", Molar Hypomin and the Chalky Teeth Campaign. Listen here (12 minutes).

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Australian Bite Magazine feature on dental innovators

December 2018

The D3 Group and Mike Hubbard are featured in an article about "5 visionary Australians transforming dentistry". Read here.

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Radio New Zealand interview

October 2018

New Zealand D3G representative Dorothy Boyd and Mike Hubbard talk about "chalky teeth", Molar Hypomin and the Chalky Teeth Campaign. Listen here (10 minutes).

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Article in Bite magazine

September 2014

D3G founder, Mike Hubbard, relays his vision and experiences in establishing D3G as a world-first translational research and education network centred on understanding and care of people with D3s. Read here.

D3G's "Chalky Teeth" campaign launch

August 2013

D3G's Chalky Teeth Campaign was launched alongside our new online education resource and medico-dental initiative (see D3G News, August 24 2013 and Past Events). Pleasingly, our adoption of "chalky teeth" as a public-friendly term for Molar Hypomin (and other D3s) seemed to gain immediate acceptance from the broader media and public. Within a week, the "1-in-6 kids have chalky teeth" story had been picked up nationally (TV, radio, papers) and internationally, leading to >40 reports worldwide. This exposure led to a major surge in website traffic and correspondence received from across the sector.

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