MCQs in Dentistry

The Dental Core Training Interview during COVID

This video addresses changes in the dental core training interviews during the COVID pandemic. It looks at the stations (clinical governance and clinical scenario) as well as tips and tricks to master an online...
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...
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...
Dental Instruments

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,...

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...

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....

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...
A Guide For Dental Core Training

A Guide for Dental Core Training Applications

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...

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...

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