Whilst it’s been getting steadily colder outside, things have really been ‘hotting up’ amongst competitive undergraduate final year students!
December saw the last of the heats of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and Dentsply Sirona Dental Clinical Skills Competition, a competition with the aim of discovering the UK and Ireland’s most skilled undergraduate dentist. Over 400 final-year students competed in crown preparation skills in the 18 dental schools involved in the competition across the British Isles.
The final heat took place on Monday 17 December at the University of Dundee, and the final line-up is now confirmed. Heat winners will meet at the grand final at the RCSEd on 28 February 2019, where they will be set a number of different challenges to determine who is the most skilled. This will be followed by a dinner and presentations at the college.
|University of Aberdeen||Glen Ward|
|Queens University Belfast||Li Chi Teng|
|University of Birmingham||Bhawandeep Singh|
|University of Bristol||Michelle Cham|
|Cardiff University||Sara Hussain|
|Cork University Dental School||Janine Koutsaris|
|Trinity College Dublin||Usman Hussain|
|University of Dundee||Pei Jia Loh|
|University of Glasgow||Grant Rutherford|
|Kings College London||Jolynn Koh|
|University of Leeds||Esme Grange|
|University of Liverpool||Aiden Yates|
|University of Manchester||Modhi Aldihani|
|Newcastle University||David Cobbett|
|Plymouth University||Martyna Polus|
|Queen Mary, University of London||Samarth Shetty|
|University of Sheffield||Daniel Crocker|
|University of Central Lancashire||Viveca Valimaa|
Prizes, provided by Dentsply Sirona, include a travel and accommodation package to attend the 2020 Chicago Dental Society Conference and a digital SLR camera designed for intraoral photography!
Now in its seventh year, the aim of the competition is to complement the basic dental skills taught at undergraduate level in the UK and Ireland and foster self-improvement and excellence in postgraduate dentistry.
To find out more about the Dental Skills Competition and follow what’s happening in the run-up to the final, go to www.rcsed.ac.uk/dentalskillscomp or follow the RCSEd Faculty of Dental Surgery on social media via @RCSEdFDS or #dentalskillscomp.
For more information on the Dentsply Sirona Academy and to access a range of education resources, video tutorials, courses and CPD webinars at dentsplysirona.com/ukeducation.