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Basic Dental Exam Instruments

There are a huge variety of instruments in the dental world. However, there are some key examination instruments that you should be aware of when it comes to practising. This post shall look at these instruments,...

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...

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...
Dental Core Training - Interview Tips and Tricks

Dental Core Training – Interview Tips and Tricks

Dental Core Training interviews can be quite daunting. This post will focus on tips and tricks to help with the interview process. The wider application process has been covered in a different post: A...
Difficulties Faced in Dental School

Difficulties Faced in Dental School

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,...
The Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 – A Summary

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...
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...
A Guide to Finals Patient Case Presentations

A Guide to Finals Patient Case Presentations

As part of most finals exams, you will be required to present a continuing care case you have worked on. This is quite a daunting time for any student, especially because it involves standing...

Final Year at Dental School

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...

Reena’s Top 15 Tips For Young Dentists

The stress of final exams, case presentations and interviews is now behind you and the thought of telling people you are now a ‘real’ dentist seems like a sweet ideal. However, it’s not long...

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