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We hope you enjoy these articles, many of which have been written by young dentists. Remember you can vote for your favourites and any budding writer can get involved and submit an article.

 
DFT...there is another way

DFT...there is another way

Saleem Hasanally is in his third year post-qualification after choosing to do his vocational training over two years at Porth Dental Teaching Unit in Wales. If you’re thinking DFT is the only way, read Saleem’s experience of training another way. 

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A Snapshot of Clinical Photography

A Snapshot of Clinical Photography

Sumeet Champaneri graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2015 and is currently a DCT in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal London Hospital.

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To DCT or not to DCT? That is the question.

To DCT or not to DCT? That is the question.

Hannah qualified from Peninsula Dental School in 2015 and went on to complete her DF1 on the Oxford Scheme.

Today she is a DCT1 in Paediatrics and Oral Surgery at Birmingham Dental Hospital, but she found the choice of applying for DCT a difficult one to make.

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Income Protection Insurance

Income Protection Insurance

When you first graduate and begin your working career as a dentist, you can be overwhelmed by the sheer number of things that need to be organised.

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Communication

Communication

Dr. Louise Hanrahan is a 2014 dental graduate from James Cook University and the winner of DPL’s inaugural The Young Dentist Award for Professional Excellence.

Entrants were encouraged to submit an article about risk management and Dr. Hanrahan chose the topic of effective communication. This is her winning entry:

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A Young Dentist's Review of YDC– Sydney 2015

A Young Dentist's Review of YDC– Sydney 2015

Sam Osborn is a 2013 graduate. He practices in the Army, in private practice, and is a Young Dentist Committee Member.

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The Fourth Annual Young Dentist Conference 2015 - SYDNEY

The Fourth Annual Young Dentist Conference 2015 - SYDNEY

For a young dentist in the big bad world, days can be daunting when met with common challenges of our workplace; cone cuts at the apex, that overzealous patient who insists on showing you their entire family album when you're running half an hour late, the odd stubborn matrix band, forgetting to choose a shade and the most dreaded of them all… a disgruntled patient (cue dramatic booming tones).

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 Let’s Talk About Mouth Cancer

Let’s Talk About Mouth Cancer

Ewan MacKessack-Leitch graduated in 2011 from Dundee Dental School. Ewan is currently a CT2 in Paediatrics at Dundee Dental Hospital.

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Are dentists replacing the family doctor (GP)?

Are dentists replacing the family doctor (GP)?

Sana Sadiq is a BDS3 student at King's College London, with a previous Masters in Chemistry, from Queen Mary University of London.

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Dental Care for the Young Patient with Special Requirements

Dental Care for the Young Patient with Special Requirements

Jon Benton is a 4th Year dental student at Manchester. 'My article is designed to give advice and some helpful tips for the first time a young dentist begins treating their new paediatric patients with special requirements, based on my own experience. The purpose of this article is to share my knowledge by giving a helping hand on how to deal with patients with autism, ADHD and other mental health disorders.'

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