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Clinical Tips for Students : No. 1 – Warming Dental Composites

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There are many useful applications of heat in dentistry. This article illustrates how a cheap and simple setup, using a mug warmer, can be used to maximise efficiency and efficacy with a number of commonly used dental materials (composite, local anaesthetic and sodium hypochlorite).

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A Dental Applicant’s Guide to Getting into Dental School: The Interview

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You’ve got through the first stage of your dental application, and your hard work has been rewarded with a Dental Interview at one of the finest dental institutions in the UK…This article discusses some of the most important tips & tricks that can help you sail smoothly through your interview…

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Basic Conservative Dentistry- ‘A License to Cut’

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At the start of our 2nd year as dental students at King’s College London, we began our first delve into the operative aspects of dentistry… In this post I talk through a selection of tips and advice that helped me find my way through the foundations of my training in restorative dentistry…

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A Student’s Guide to Dental Loupes- Part 2: Brands and Specifications

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So…now that you’ve come to a decision on whether or not you’re interested in getting a pair of loupes. The next step is choosing which brand to go for, and that’s all down to your preferences over a number of different specifications…With so many brands to choose from, this is likely the most confusing part of choosing to buy a pair of loupes…

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A Student’s Guide to Dental Loupes- Part 1: The Basics

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Loupes. It’s something we hear a lot around our dental school, but a month or so back, if you’d asked me anything about what loupes are on the market or how they work, I’d have absolutely no idea…There’s a lack of information available to help dental students make a decision…and the first step is dealing with the basics of how loupes can benefit a dental student…

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A Student’s Guide to Dental Materials: First Impressions – Part 1

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Welcome to the jaw-dropping (mandible depressing) world of dental materials, where we’ll be exploring the use of an array of dental materials… Included are our handy tips to make sure you use each one to the best of its ability! – Part 1 of ‘First Impressions’ takes a look at the background science behind the use of dental impression materials…

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The Current State of NHS Dentistry: A Student’s Perspective in 2009

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Taking a look at the workings of NHS dentistry,and considering outcomes for the future of it from the perspective of a first year dental student in 2009…I wrote this article a little more than a year back when the memories of preparing for dental interviews were still very much fresh in my mind…