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Working Life: The First Semester

Working Life: The First Semester

Thomas Graydon graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2014. After graduating he moved to Bunbury, two hours south of Perth, to work as an associate dentist in a private practice.

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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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Getting Your Teeth into Photography

Getting Your Teeth into Photography

Daniel is a first year longitudinal foundation dentist qualified from Newcastle University in 2014 and is currently working between York hospital and general dental practice.

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Where Dentistry Meets Social Media

Where Dentistry Meets Social Media

Scott Wright is a fourth year dental student currently studying at the University of Glasgow. His reason behind writing this article was to inform other students and young dentists about the impact social media can have on them both personally and professionally. Additionally Scott hopes to give professionals some advice regarding online activity.

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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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A reflection on the use of CAD/CAM technology

A reflection on the use of CAD/CAM technology

Rosie is currently a final year student at Barts and the London. During her fourth year she went on an Erasmus Exchange to the Karolinska Institute in Sweden for three months. Rosie says, “Whilst there, I was able to treat patients and it was a good experience to both practise dentistry and to live in another country.”

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Top Tips for Final Year

Top Tips for Final Year

Dr Adam Holder shares his top tips for the final year of dental school.

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A Beginners Guide to Lateral Cephalometric Radiographs

A Beginners Guide to Lateral Cephalometric Radiographs

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.

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A Beginners Guide to Lateral Cephalometric Radiographs

A Beginners Guide to Lateral Cephalometric Radiographs

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.

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It takes two- Be nice to your nurse

It takes two- Be nice to your nurse

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.

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I told them it might fail

I told them it might fail

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.

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Buying my first dental practice

Buying my first dental practice

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.

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Don’t let Dentistry cause you pain!

Don’t let Dentistry cause you pain!

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!

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A Guide to the DF1 Application Process: My Experience

A Guide to the DF1 Application Process: My Experience

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"

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Avoiding the ill effects of stress

Avoiding the ill effects of stress

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.

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Social Media and Dentistry - The New Age

Social Media and Dentistry - The New Age

Simran Kaur, a young dentist from Liverpool University explains how, when and why social media is important in a working environment today.

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Working in my first dental practice

Working in my first dental practice

Sami Stagnell explains his experiences working in his first practice.

You spend five years desperate to get those simple three letters after your name.

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An ethical Dilemma!

An ethical Dilemma!

Over the recent years the UK has become a significantly litigious country. Litigations faced by dentists are far more common now than what they used to be.

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Buying my first dental practice

Buying my first dental practice

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.

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The next five years after dental school

The next five years after dental school

Some thoughts from Michael Lessani on life after dental school.

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The road to dental graduation

The road to dental graduation

Andrew Wilson recently graduated and he shares his experience in the lead up to that all important degree.

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Working in my first dental practice

Working in my first dental practice

Sami Stagnell explains his experiences working in his first practice.

You spend five years desperate to get those simple three letters after your name.

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A schedule for everything: your dental career pathway?

A schedule for everything: your dental career pathway?

As you throw your graduation caps in the air, don’t you suddenly realise that the world is so wide that you wish you were still...

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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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Before accepting your dental job offer

Before accepting your dental job offer

This article gives advice as to the questions you need to ask before accepting your first associate job.

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To be a dentist, or to be a specialist? That is the question

To be a dentist, or to be a specialist? That is the question

Haris Batley graduated in 2008 from The University of Manchester. He worked in a general practice before commencing foundation training in an Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery.

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Early complaint

Early complaint

I'm Olutusen Ariyo Onafowokan, I often get cut down to Riyo or Olu. I am "quite" sarcastic, I love a good beer, play football twice a week, I've started reading again (not that I ever forgot how to read, I'd just stopped) and I'm trying to learn a new language.

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It takes two- Be nice to your nurse

It takes two- Be nice to your nurse

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.

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Volunteer:

Dental Volunteering in the “New Jungle”

Dental Volunteering in the “New Jungle”

Mohamed Jaffer graduated in 2013 from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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