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Newly qualified

 
Setting yourself apart

Setting yourself apart

Seeking employment can be stressful, as it can lead us to wonder whether we are 'good enough' especially if we are new to practice.

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Why an Irish graduate dentist chose to do foundation dentistry in Scotland

Why an Irish graduate dentist chose to do foundation dentistry in Scotland

Davina Graham graduated with honours from Trinity College Dublin in 2012. She is currently working as a Foundational Dental Practitioner (FDP) at Millersneuk Dental Practice, in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Dental Foundation Training, the light at the end of the tunnel

Dental Foundation Training, the light at the end of the tunnel

Andrew Wilson reflects on his first days in foundation training dentistry.

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How dental graduates can avoid financial mistakes

How dental graduates can avoid financial mistakes

This article explores five common financial pitfalls and gives tips of ways a newly qualified dentist can overcome them and explores the temptation of spending money unwisely.

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My first 6 months in practice

My first 6 months in practice

Mohammed Samad a graduate from Dundee dental school, reflects on his first 6 months in practice and the ups and downs he experienced.

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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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Qualified and now working

Qualified and now working

Having qualified, and started work, you should now have an excess of income; your net pay, over expenditure.

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Getting through the VT minefield

Getting through the VT minefield

Graham Orr Director of Postgraduate GDP Education, North East Scotland

Background
General Dental Practice is an area of work that demands a complex set of skills and knowledge. Vocational Training (VT) in Scotland or Foundation Training (FT) in England and Wales is the established means of developing these skills in newly qualified dentists.

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My first 6 months in practice, general dentistry.

My first 6 months in practice, general dentistry.

It was only a little over a year ago that I realised I had successfully completed all the requirements and had reached my goal.  I was finally a ‘real dentist’.

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My life as a foundation dentist

My life as a foundation dentist

Hussein Hassanali a Liverpool graduate, describes his first year out of dental school.

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