A legend retires

After 21 years of service Dr Gordon Gray has retired…again!  After finishing his 10 year stint as Clinical Dean in 2012 and contemplating retirement, Gordon was persuaded to stay on and continued to teach students in the Clinical Skills Lab for the last 4 years.  The students also said farewell last Wednesday and gave him a wonderful … Read more

OSCE Literature Review published in Dentistry Journal

Mr Puryer has had an article published in the Dentistry Journal entitled Dental Undergraduate Views of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs): A Literature Review.  With OSCE season fast approaching, this may be an interesting read for all students.  There is open access via the Dentistry Journal website, or else you can view the PDF of the … Read more

Cara Turner wins third prize in Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) Clinical Skills Competition

The Final Competition for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Dental Skills competition took place on the 10th March in the Scottish Capital. Dentsply support the College and provide materials for the competition. Entry is restricted to Final Year Students who have won the 16 regional competitions that took place at the end of … Read more

New spin-out company launched by dental school academic

Dr Michele Barbour, Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials at the dental school, has recently launched a new spin-out company with the support of the University’s Research and Enterprise Development (RED) Division. The company, Pertinax Pharma Ltd, will focus on the commercial applications of a sustained release chlorhexidine material that was developed in Michele’s group. The company … Read more