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Dental Skills Competition

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27 Sep 2013


The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)’s Faculty of Dental Surgery is delighted to announce the launch of its Dental Clinical Skills Competition, which will run in dental schools across the UK this autumn/winter 2013.


Sponsored by DENTSPLY, heats for the competition will take place in 14 UK dental schools from October to December 2013. During these heats, final year dental students will have the opportunity to showcase their clinical dental skills, with the best student from each heat winning a travel and accommodation package to compete in the Grand Final of the competition which will take place at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) on 6 March 2014.


The overall prize the top 14 UK finalists will compete for is an expenses-paid trip to the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting in February 2015, which has been sponsored by RCSEd’s Faculty of Dental Surgery.

Explaining more about the competition, Dean of RCSEd’s Faculty of Dental Surgery, Professor Richard Ibbetson said:

"RCSEd’s Faculty of Dental Surgery is dedicated to providing training opportunities for young aspiring dentists and we are therefore delighted to be launching this competition, in partnership with DENTSPLY, to give the next generation of dentists an occasion to showcase their dental knowledge and skills in this UK-wide competition. 

“For the last two years RCSEd ran a similar competition for medical students with surgical career aspirations which was a huge success, so we hope senior dental students will find taking part in this unique dental competition useful and beneficial to their career ambitions.”


The Grand Final of the competition will be followed by a dinner in the 500-year-old Edinburgh College at which presentations will be made to the winner and two runners-up.  All participants in the competition will receive a certificate of participation and a year’s Affiliation with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.


Commenting on sponsoring the competition, Olivier Collet, DENTSPLY UK Dental Division Vice President and General Manager said:

"We are delighted to be working with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and supporting the Clinical Skills Competition. It is a valuable opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills within a competitive environment and compare results with their peers as well as a welcome chance for students to interact with DENTSPLY representatives.  We very much look forward to observing the students putting the knowledge they have gained during their studies into practice." 


For further information about the Dental Clinical Skills Competition please visit the web page or contact outreach@rcsed.ac.uk

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