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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.

 
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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Important information for Cardiff graduates 2010-2014

A small number of Cardiff BDS graduates will soon receive a pack of information about their registration with the GDC.

They should read the information carefully as it is important for them to take prompt action to preserve their registration.

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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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A Review of the Young Dentist Conference 2015

A Review of the Young Dentist Conference 2015

Natalie Bradley qualified in June 2014 from Newcastle dental school. Natalie has written this article to provide a summary of the talks given at the Young Dentist Conference on 14 February 2015. I found the Young Dentist Conference this year was a really informative day with lectures that were highly topical for young dentists like me!

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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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Beware - when NOT to use your smartphone

Beware - when NOT to use your smartphone

In a society where everybody dotes on the latest technology, it's no wonder that healthcare is jumping on the bandwagon.

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Clinical hypnosis in dentistry

Clinical hypnosis in dentistry

Jasmin Davey graduated from Cardiff University in 2013 and has recently completed her dental foundation year one at a practice in Sandhurst. Jasmin is now working in primary care at Caledonia Dental Practice in Chippenham. My article aims to explain how hypnosis can be used within primary care, to share my experiences of hypnosis as a young dentist and to encourage dentists to explore this exciting area of dentistry.

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Get legal-savvy, young dentists urged

Get legal-savvy, young dentists urged

Young dentists should gen up on common legal pitfalls that may trip them up in everyday practice, a leading dento-legal expert has suggested.

Raj Rattan, a dento-legal adviser at Dental Protection, has listed the top five areas that can leave newer clinicians with the unwelcome prospect of facing patient litigation if they’re not mindful of the risks.

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Getting to grips with clinical audit

Getting to grips with clinical audit

Hannah Morison graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 2012. Hannah currently works as an SHO in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Northern Ireland. She has also undertaken a year of training as an SHO in Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

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