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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.
Krishna Suba is a fourth year student at Manchester Dental School. She wrote this article to encourage other students to attend different dental events and conferences which may not necessarily be in their area of interest. A lot can be learned and preconceptions can be changed by being in the right place at the right time!
Priya Mistry is a second year dental student on the four year graduate entry programme at UCLAN School of medicine & dentistry.
She has chosen to write this article to give other prospective dental students an insight of how their programme differs from traditional dental schools with an emphasis on primary care exposure from day one.
Aisha Ahmed is a third year student at Leeds Dental School. She has written this article to share her experience of clinic life, from the very first patient she treated to when things didn't go according to plan.
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.
Treatment of your first patient is, without doubt, one of the biggest hurdles in the dental career pathway. Kalpesh Prajapat a fourth year Dental Student, shares his experience on the invasive treatment of his first paediatric patient; highlighting the fundamentals to success.
Andrew Fieldhouse makes a very positive statement in changing from an unsatisfying career path to achieving his dream of becoming a dentist.
The week before the spring break was one not to be forgotten for the five dental students who shared a flat in a rough but economic part of town. Although the week had started perfectly normally things started to go downhill on Monday night.
“Don’t go and blow all of your money during your first week” was perhaps the best piece of advice in my early university career.
Recent guidance from the GDC has focussed attention on to the professional behaviour that is expected from Dental students both in and out of dental school. You may not yet be qualified however your behaviour will be measured against standards that apply to the profession
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