Professor Iain Chapple and the Periodontal Research Group were featured on the BBC 1 programme “The Truth about Teeth”. The feature was filmed at Birmingham Dental Hospital and School and focused on the clinical trials unit in the Periodontology department. Prof Chapple asked the presenter Chris Van Tulleken to wear a mouth guard during brushing which stopped him cleaning one side of his mouth. Three weeks later the results showed that it had not only affected his gums but also had an effect on the rest of his body. Verdict on the programme – great PR for the Dental Hospital and School. If you want to know more than see the clip on iPlayer whilst available and you can also get involved in a discussion group on the subject as well.