The Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 – A Summary

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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is crucial to making decisions for a number of patients lacking capacity. Mental capacity refers to the ability to make a decision. Hence, it's aim...
7 Pillars of Clinical Governance

The 7 Pillars of Clinical Governance

What is Clinical Governance? Clinical governance is more and more involved in healthcare. It is something which is commonly asked about in interview scenarios for Dental Core Training and Specialty Training. The most frequently published...
A Guide For Dental Core Training

A Guide for Dental Core Training Applications

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What is Dental Core Training? Dental Core Training (DCT) is a set of up to 3 years of post-graduate training that can be carried out by a dentist. Many dentists choose to do a year...

A Guide for Finals Poster Presentations

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Most commonly in final year, you will be required to present a poster of an interesting or unusual case. This is typically the first time you will have done a presentation and so in...
10 Ways to Build your CV at Undergraduate Level

The Desirable Dental Student – 10 Ways to Build your CV at Undergraduate...

As a dental student I never really knew what to do to build and improve my CV. I felt as though most things (such as research, conferences and shadowing) had to wait until I...

MJDF Part 1 Revision

The first part of the MJDF exam is, to a degree, an extension of dental school finals. The knowledge base needed is similar to this. This post summarises the exam and gives you a...
Difficulties Faced in Dental School

Difficulties Faced in Dental School

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Although I love being a dental student, I would be lying if I said it was easy. So in no particular order here are 10 things you will hear me, and other dental students,...

History Taking – A Simple Guide

Learning to take a good history is crucial to determine a diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan. History taking also enables you to build a rapport with the patient through good communication skills. This post...

Specialty Training – Why, When and How?

This post looks at the generic path for specialty training and what needs to be considered along the way. Why? Becoming a specialist allows a dentist to focus their career on a particular field of dentistry....

Final Year at Dental School

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My memory of final year is a little fuzzy. I can remember drinking coffee. Lots of coffee. I remember the dreaded DF1 interviews that consumed us all, and the stress leading up to finals...

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