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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.

 
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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Medical emergency

Medical emergency

Breathe! Breathe! Breathe! No, this wasn’t the labour ward. This was me trying to calm myself down. As dentists, you’re faced with challenges every day, both clinical and non-clinical.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

The good, the bad and the ugly
Dr James Russell is a Director of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Speaker at the YDC conference 2010

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Welcome to working in dentistry

Welcome to working in dentistry

The moment I saw the metal sign ‘Dr S.Kaddour’ being drilled onto my surgery door I felt a small lump develop in my throat.
Starting my newly qualified position in London filled me with excitement, fear and uncertainty.

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The work life balance

The work life balance

Hussein Hassanali shares his thoughts having recently completed his first year of practice.

Just like the advertisement
Cost of flights - $200. Cost of transport - $50. Cost of food and drink - $150 Cost of entertainment - $100. Weekend away with your best mates – priceless!

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Rural dentistry

Rural dentistry

After five years of study, my first year as a graduate dentist was an opportunity to see Australia.

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Rise above the rest - a dentistry career in the RAF!

Rise above the rest - a dentistry career in the RAF!

Flight Lieutenant Sam Stewart describes her career as a dental officer in the RAF. The RAF offer sponsorship to selected dental students through the five years at dentistry university.

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My first day in practice

My first day in practice

Finbar O’Mahony, a graduate from Cork, Ireland dental school reflects on his very first day.

I began my journey as a newly qualified dentist in the West of Scotland.  At the induction day, all us graduate dentists chatted eagerly about how our daybooks were looking for the next day.  We all agreed that it had seemed like years since we had picked up a handpiece, and many worried that they would not remember how to do anything.

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Dentistry down under

Dentistry down under

Claire Dunbar considers the benefits of working abroad in Australia after graduation.

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Developing a relationship with the team

Developing a relationship with the team

Mohammed Samad a Dundee dental school graduate,  relfects on how important a team approach is to a young dentists career.

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