The grounds of the Talbot Clinic are home to Talbot Laboratories, a dedicated R&D research facility with a full time chemist, Angelin Arciga.


Our senior research & development chemist, Angelin, was born in the city of Tarlac, the capital of Central Luzon, an hour’s drive from Manila in the Philippines. Angelin grew up with four brothers and sisters in the town of Concepcion, home of national hero Benigno Aquino.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Tarlac State University and embarked on career in the paper manufacturing, industrial paint and household care industries before moving into research & development in the personal care and cosmetics industry 6 years ago. With her expertise in skin, hair, body and oral care and speciality spa products, the move into innovative, high quality dental preparations was a natural progression.

Angelin was a student journalist and a youth leader during her high school years and a student activist in her university days. More recently she was made a member of the One Planet MBA Innovation Cohort which saw the launch of the One Planet MBA through a partnership between the University of Exeter and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).

Angelin says she “embraces learning as a lifelong journey” and describes her move from the Philippines to the UK as the adventure she always dreamed of.

Talbot Laboratories are currently collaborating in the development of the world’s finest toothpaste, BOCA™.

BOCA™ will transform the way you think about dental preparations. A world first in bespoke oral care, BOCA™ toothpastes are developed for each individual patient from pure and natural ingredients, with specific formulations for day and night use, personal flavour profiling and incorporating Active Change Therapeutics™, a breakthrough in oral health management.

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Clinical Research

A longitudinal clinical study of endodontically treated patients

The acid test of all treatments provided to patients is wholly related to long term outcome. Endodontic follow up is considered successful if the tooth is asymptomatic with an absence of pathology in conjunction with a well obturated canal/s to the radiographic apex/apices. Failures are assigned to the loss of the tooth/teeth. Lenient successes are assigned where the tooth is retained but there are uncertainties about the long term prognosis due to a multitude of factors that will be discussed.

Download the following paper analysing successes, lenient successes and failures of 287 teeth (117 patients) spanning a 20+ year period : Toby Talbot clinical study 2016


Previous Clinical Research papers

Technique for placing multiple composite restorations, published in 1985

Status of dental implants, published in 1986

Review of the Swinglock removable partial denture, published in 1991

Crown Lengthening,: A clinical review, published in 1993