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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.

 
Heroes and hurdles – the realities of being a young leader

Heroes and hurdles – the realities of being a young leader

Sami Stagnell considers the future of young leadership – and its effects on a new era of dentistry.

Sami Stagnell is a registrar in oral surgery in the South West Deanery working also in private dental practice and practising non-surgical facial aesthetics. He sits as the Wessex Young Dentists Representative within the BDA and is also the deputy trainee rep for the BAOS trainees group.

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Volunteering in Alice Springs

Volunteering in Alice Springs

Alice Springs: a land shaped by ‘caterpillars, wandering boys, wild dogs’,  rivers with no water, and a dental experience as inimitable as the landscape!

Sam Osborn is a recent dental graduate. In this article he provides a brief insight into his time as a locum Dental Officer in Alice Springs, in an attempt to illustrate the professional, cultural, and social opportunities that exist in remote areas of Australia.

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Young Dentist Conference Sydney 2014

Young Dentist Conference Sydney 2014

YDC. Three little letters that spark excitement in every young dentist around Australia. The Young Dentist Conference has only been running for the last three years, with each event being a complete sell out. 2014 was no exception. On Saturday 30 August 2014 the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney opened its doors to three hundred enthusiastic and excited young dentists from across the country, for an action packed day of incredible lectures.

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A Reflection on Communication

A Reflection on Communication

Steve Conteh Studied at KCL and graduated in July 2014 He will be working as a foundation dentist in Marlborough starting in September. Steve wrote this article to share the information he has learned to help others.

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Dental Protection’s Young Dentist Conference

Dental Protection’s Young Dentist Conference

Tyrone Zybutz, a 2013 University of Sydney graduate, shares her thoughts on why YDC 2014 is an event not to be missed!

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Passion with profession

Passion with profession

Leentje gives an alternative view on dentistry, enticing young dentists to explore different options and combine their passion with their profession. 

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Community Dentistry

Community Dentistry

Sarah graduated from the University of Leeds in 2012 she is currently undertaking a DF2 post in Primary Dental Care. Sarah says “I want to encourage others to consider a community position as a great deal can be learned and experienced.”

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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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Volunteering in South Africa

Volunteering in South Africa

Theesan Vedan studied at the University of The Western Cape in January 2013. He has since taken up a position as a Military Dentist for the South African Defence.

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Social Media World

Social Media World

Aoife O’Neill is in her final year of study at Cork University College. She has written this article because she feels that it is such a relevant important topic in today’s world. The article is about Dentistry in a social media world and the impact it has on us as dental professionals.

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