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

Hanover Exchange Trip 2015: The student Report

From the dizzying heights of England’s rugby triumphs at our home world cup to the long awaited return of BDH’s legendary fish tank, 2015 was already proving to be a year to remember. Yet most importantly it marked the 41st year of the Bristol-Hanover dental school exchange. In a controversial turn of events the school … Read more

Biomaterials Prize Giving Ceremony

The annual second year Biomaterials Prize Giving Ceremony was held at lunchtime on 22nd February 2016. Heraeus Kulzer, one of the world’s leading dental companies, awarded prizes to the top three students in the Unit of Biomaterials, and provided pizza for the whole year. The prizes were presented by Phil Jones from Heraeus Kulzer. Prize … Read more

Year 2 Scrubs Ceremony

On Monday 25th January 2016 the Dental School held its Scrubs Ceremony for Year 2 students to mark their transition from the pre-clinical to clinical stage of their studies. Members of the Faculty were present to watch 68 students receive their scrubs in the Chapter House Lecture Theatre. The idea for this ceremony was inspired … Read more


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