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Mohamed Jaffer graduated in 2013 from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Nathalie Lear is a 4th year dental student at King's College London, who will be undertaking her dental elective this summer in the Peruvian Amazon.It's the summer you've all been waiting for, six glorious weeks free to travel, explore and experience some dentistry of course!
Mary Connolly studied at the University of Sheffield and graduated in 2012. She has undertaken a two year foundation training scheme in Newcastle upon Tyne and is now over half way through a year as an SHO in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Sunderland.
Radhika Kotecha studied at the University of Manchester and graduated in 2013. She is currently working in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department in Derby. Radhika has written this article to share her experience and inspire other young dentists to embark on a journey of a lifetime.
Veronica Pletiak completed her Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Adelaide, Australia graduating in 2014. She has written this article to share her time volunteering overseas during her degree; she highlights the positive impact this opportunity can have on clinical skills.
Joshua Brian Scaife is a fourth year dental student at Cardiff University. Joshua was elected to lead the annual volunteer trip working with the Global Brigades charity. This role involved organising and administrating a trip for twenty, fourth year students to Honduras to provide free dental care. Joshua has written this article to share his experiences and hopefully to inspire other dental students to take opportunities to use their valuable skills to help those in need across the world.
Hannah Darby studied at the University of Sheffield and graduated in 2014. She is currently half way through her first year of foundation training in London on the South East scheme. Hannah has written this article to share her experience and inspire other young dentists to embark on a journey of a lifetime.
Surinder qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2011. She has since held oral surgery and restorative jobs in London hospitals and has passed the MFDS examination. Surinder has worked in NHS and private practice in the UK and now practises as a general dental practitioner in Singapore. Holding a holistic view to healthcare she enjoys working with anxious patients, carrying out oral surgery and is involved with public oral health teaching.
For many, volunteering provides an unforgettable experience. Volunteering is an opportunity to travel and live in different communities making new friends and learning exciting things along the way.
In the depths of winter my time spent providing dentistry in the Peruvian Amazon this summer seems very far away. But what an amazing experience it was!
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