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Sumeet Champaneri graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2015 and is currently a DCT in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal London Hospital.
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.
Ewan MacKessack-Leitch graduated in 2011 from Dundee Dental School. Ewan is currently a CT2 in Paediatrics at Dundee Dental Hospital.
Ohsun Kwon graduated in 2013 from King's College London. After completing Dental Foundation Training last year, Ohsun is now working as a Dental Core Trainee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Salisbury District Hospital.
Adele graduated from Newcastle University in 2013 and has been working in general practice ever since. I have written this article to try and give an insight into my experience of working for a dental corporate, which can often be given a bad name.
Claire has written this article to share her experience of surgical extractions during her dental foundation training. She hopes that this will provide advice for newly qualified dentists when undertaking surgical extractions.
Katy Martin studied at University of Sheffield and qualified in 2014. She is currently a foundation trainee in London on the UCL Eastman training scheme. Katie is starting a dental core training post in Thames Valley in September 2015.
Basmal Ria and Emma Wates both studied dentistry at Kings College London and qualified July 2014. They wrote this article in the hope that their experiences so far in DFT could help future DFTs understand what to expect in their year to come.
Reshma Ratansi is a Final Year dental student at King's College London, starting foundation training in London from September. This article provides a guide to applying students regarding what to expect and when, as a timeline. It breaks down the key components of the process and how to prepare, to make the entire application process less stressful.
Lydia Harris graduated from Bristol dental school in 2012 and is currently working as a Maxillofacial SHO in Bath. This article discusses the uses, indications and basic anatomical features present on a Lateral Cephalometric Radiograph, as well as discussing the basic definitions of points and planes used in cephalometric analysis.
Marjani Orchery studied at Kings College London and qualified in 2012. Marjani is currently working as an associate in an NHS practice and after speaking with the nurses with whom she works, she was inspired to write an article. This item is about the importance of a strong professional relationship between dentist and nurse and the value of maintaining it. It also explores ways to strengthen the relationship.
James Foster explains why you should be extremely careful about what treatment you agree to provide for your patients when there is a poor chance of long-term success. Warning them of the risk alone is not sufficient.
Dentists commonly experience musculoskeletal pain during the course of their careers. While the occasional back ache or neck ache is not a cause for alarm, if regularly occurring pain or discomfort is ignored, the cumulative physiological damage can lead to an injury or a career-ending disability!
Final year looming, exams stress starting to rise, revision is taking its toll, but there's one little itty bit more you need to prepare: the dreaded poster presentation!
Dentistry is considered one of the one of the most stressful of the health professions. Here are some useful tips for avoiding the effects of stress.
Recently I needed a new toothbrush.
Simran Kaur, a young dentist from Liverpool University explains how, when and why social media is important in a working environment today.
Natalie studied at The University of Newcastle and qualified June 2014. She has written this article as a guide for final year dentists to help them through the job application process. Natalie say's "I would have found this type of guide very useful when applying for DF1 last year"
Thomas Bradshaw is currently a second year BDS Dental Student at The University of Manchester. He finds self-motivation a key player in getting through your training in Dental school. Yet he understands far too well, that it is a lot harder when you don't understand the real reason behind the certain topics that you invest time into studying.
A student`s perspective
Ajay Mehta is currently a BDS3 student at King`s College London. He felt passionate about sharing his experiences of the course on reaching halfway and how he has tried to take up every opportunity worth taking at university to help character building.
Megan graduated from King's College London (GKT) in 2012. Since then she has worked in private and NHS practices in Essex. Megan is currently the young dentist representative for the Essex local BDA.
Jatinder Moore and Shreya Shah graduated in 2014 from King's College London. Having undergone the DF1 application process in their final year of dental school they both gained appointments in their first choice schemes and are currently practising in the West Midlands and East of England Deaneries respectively.
Finbar O’Mahony reflects on his first six months in dental practice and gives advice on overcoming the challenges both in performing the dentistry and dealing with your patients.
Within six months of completing VT and starting what I thought would be a long(-ish) associate career, I was given an opportunity to think about becoming a partner or completely buying the dental practice and becoming the principal.
Reena Wadia reflects on her experiences so far as a young dentist and the challenges she faced.
Mohamed Jaffer graduated in 2013 from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.