Care home visits by Year 4 dental students

Within the past three weeks every Year 4 BDS student has visited a care home in the city to provide oral health guidance to carers. This new initiative fits within the Social Accountability helical theme of the BDS21 curriculum. Students were trained prior to, and accompanied during, the visits by volunteers from Bridge2Aid, a dental … Read more

Staff students combine to deliver an impression taking workshop at national event

Mike Gregory delivered a hands-on impression taking workshop at the British Undergraduate Dental Research Conference on Saturday 25th February in Manchester. Mike was joined by current BDS final year students Adam Kingsley and Kyriakos Keklikoglou and Jagdeep Saimbi who is a previous graduate from Bristol who supported him in delivering the workshop to a host … Read more

Bristol Light Festival photo winner

Congratulations to Numra Maryam (Year 5 BDS) on her winning entry for the photograph competition associated with the recent evening walk around the Bristol Light Festival installations. Numra wins a £20 gift token for the photograph below of the Beam installation at Castle Bridge. Congratulations Numra, great picture!

Dental Scrubs Ceremony 2022

On 12th October we held our annual Dental Scrubs Ceremony. The purpose of the Dental Scrubs ceremony is to mark the first significant milestone in their professional journey, receiving their dental scrubs and reflecting on their new role and responsibilities as dental professionals. Bristol Dental School is the only Dental school in the UK that … Read more

Year 4 student Janet Wewe shares her reflections of the Bristol Plus Award

The Bristol PLUS Award is the University of Bristol’s employability award which rewards students for extracurricular activities completed at any point during their degree and provides a structure to reflect on the skills developed as a result of these activities. Achievers receive formal recognition with a certificate, on their degree transcript and at graduation. Employers support the Award … Read more

Dental alumni have research paper published

Congratulations to dental alumni Nidhi Parmar and Gabby Thompson who have recently had a research paper accepted for publication in the prestigious Journal of Orthodontics. The title of their article is “Microbial colonisation associated with conventional and self-ligating brackets: a systematic review”. This systematic review originated from their Year 4 Evidence Summary project and identified … Read more

National winner – Undergraduate ABAOMS essay prize

Taha Alibhai has been announced this week as the national winner of the ABAOMS (Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) undergraduate essay prize. This year’s title was “Prevention is better than cure – should all partially erupted impacted lower third molars be removed?” It is a brilliant achievement as his entry was up … Read more

Student success at the BSODR 2021 conference

Huge congratulations to current Year 5 BDS student, Qui-Yi Lim, who was awarded the Junior Colgate Prize at this year’s BSODR conference, held last week in Birmingham. This award recognises excellence in research performed by undergraduate students as part of their degree programme. The competition was fierce, but Qui impressed the judging panel with her … Read more