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Pulp Stones- friend or foe?

Pulp Stones- friend or foe?

Annum Sabir is a newly qualified dentist, working as a DCT trainee in MaxFax.

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The Yellow Brick Road from Finals to Foundation Training

The Yellow Brick Road from Finals to Foundation Training

Satnam graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2015 with honours and a clinical distinction in dentistry. She then went on to successfully complete her foundation training in the West Midlands.

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Compiling a portfolio...a guide to a painless experience

Compiling a portfolio...a guide to a painless experience

Emily Hooper graduated from Bristol Dental School in 2013. She completed DF1 in Bath and has since completed Dental Core Trainee positions in Bristol and Newcastle. She currently works as a DCT 3 in Paediatric Dentistry.

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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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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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 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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Reflections – A Powerful Tool for Your Professional Development

Reflections – A Powerful Tool for Your Professional Development

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.

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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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Working for a dental corporate - Is it for you?

Working for a dental corporate - Is it for you?

Corporate dentistry has taken an increasing share of the NHS dental market since the inception of nGDS in 2006. The largest player, IDH, has slowly and quietly acquired more and more practices and contracts.

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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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Job Hunter. What it’s really like looking for your first dental job

Job Hunter. What it’s really like looking for your first dental job

When you leave dental school, you think that the world is your oyster and that you will never ever have to worry about work.

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A guide to successful poster patient selection and presentation

A guide to successful poster patient selection and presentation

Patient Selection

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!

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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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Why Am I Learning This? - Your Training in Dental School

Why Am I Learning This? - Your Training in Dental School

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.

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Reaching Halfway on BDS

Reaching Halfway on BDS

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.

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Oral surgery and the Extraction Crisis: What are we going to do about it?

Oral surgery and the Extraction Crisis: What are we going to do about it?

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.

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Working for a dental corporate - Is it for you?

Working for a dental corporate - Is it for you?

Corporate dentistry has taken an increasing share of the NHS dental market since the inception of nGDS in 2006. The largest player, IDH, has slowly and quietly acquired more and more practices and contracts.

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A reflection on our first year of foundation training

A reflection on our first year of foundation training

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.

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Starting out as a foundation dentist

Starting out as a foundation dentist

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.

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Career progression options for young dentists

Career progression options for young dentists

When I graduated from Birmingham in 2003 the dental career route was simple.

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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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Aren't you too young to be a dentist?

Aren't you too young to be a dentist?

Reena Wadia reflects on her experiences so far as a young dentist and the challenges she faced.

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Job Hunter. What it’s really like looking for your first dental job

Job Hunter. What it’s really like looking for your first dental job

When you leave dental school, you think that the world is your oyster and that you will never ever have to worry about work.

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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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