DentaltownUK August 2017 - 78

DentaltownUK Honorary
Associate Editor Kishan Sheth
Colleagues and friends:
I was deeply and truly honoured
when I was appointed as the
honorary associate editor for
DentaltownUK's student section.

DCT Is Coming:
Embracing the
Dental foundation training (DFT) can
be a challenging time for a lot of young
dentists. like most things in any career, you
take from it as much as you put in. During
this period, newly qualified dentists have
many opportunities to not only improve
their skills but to build their careers as well.

Take your time
The Dentaltown community has
empowered dentists around the world
and provided a beneficial learning tool
for students, so I was excited to hear that
it was expanding to the UK.
I hope that I'll fulfill the expectations
of my peers and ensure the student section
of the magazine includes a wealth of
material to read and learn from. Together
and united, students have a voice and
a method in which we can share our
thoughts and ideas about the profession
with senior colleagues.
The primary goal of the student
section is to empower undergraduate
dental students to write about topics
they're passionate about and to share their
experiences with fellow dental students
in the UK. Whatever empowers the
profession and begins discussion should
be shared for everyone's benefit, and I
especially encourage the discussion of
ideas that will help us raise our standards
and become more effective providers.
This edition of DentaltownUK is
packed with insightful content from
students and professionally qualified
colleagues. Here's a quick look at some
of the pieces you'll read over the next
few pages:

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A day in the life of Avijit Banerjee,
head of minimally invasive and
conservative dentistry at King's
College London. Banerjee, one
of my mentors, has supported
me with extracurricular ventures
and public speaking opportunities so it's a great pleasure and
honour having him feature in this
month's edition.
A personal essay by Yihan Miao,
discussing his life as a fourth-year
dental student at King's College
London.
Advice about mastering dental
core training and dental foundation training.
Information about understanding
and effectively reducing and
managing stress and burnout.

I'd like to congratulate the authors
of these articles for their insightful
writeups. I hope you enjoy this edition
of DentaltownUK, and I'm confident
that it will continue to engage dental
professionals and students all throughout
the country-and indeed, the world!

The DFT year is designed to develop
your basic competencies and prepare you
for life as an NHS associate. It is not there
to turn you into a Units of Dental Activity
(UDA) machine. You will have a rare year
in which you have a nominal target to get
close to-1875 UDA, in my year-but you
don't have to actually meet it. Some of your
colleagues will be focused on churning out
UDAs-especially in Wales, where excess
UDAs actually go toward your practice
total-but don't let UDAs affect the quality
of your work and the care you provide.
Try not to rush yourself, especially if you
have the time and don't have busy books.

Let your trainer train you
Coming out of dental school, you're on
a high and feel that you actually do know
it all. In general practice, though, you don't
have every material and piece of equipment
known to man, and with seeing so many
more patients you'll also see many more
cases you're unfamiliar with.
Use your trainer to develop your skills
and learn new things. Don't be offended if
he or she wants to check your caries removal
or look at your matrix band technique. No
matter how good you are, there's always
something you can improve upon. I was
used to digital X-rays, for example, so
switching to film was difficult for me at first.
If I hadn't frequently visited my trainer for
a second opinion on radiographs, I would
never be able to confidently diagnose caries.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of DentaltownUK August 2017

Cover
On Dentaltown.com
Editorial with Mike Gow
Meet the Team
Howard Speaks: Drive-Thrus and Dentistry
Endodontic Reboot: Part One
Classified Listings
Brand Advertising
A United Voice
Adhesion in Primary Dentition Restorative Dentistry
Additive Dentistry
Zero Moment of Truth
Through the Keyhole
Message Boards: Re-treats question
Due Diligence—A Vendor's Perspective
Message Boards: Antibiotics after Surgical Extraction
Adding Value to the Patient Experience
Lifestyle
Poll: General Dentistry
CE Update
Students Section
Wishlist
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - On Dentaltown.com
DentaltownUK August 2017 - Editorial with Mike Gow
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Meet the Team
DentaltownUK August 2017 - 9
DentaltownUK August 2017 - Howard Speaks: Drive-Thrus and Dentistry
DentaltownUK August 2017 - 11
DentaltownUK August 2017 - Endodontic Reboot: Part One
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - 14
DentaltownUK August 2017 - Classified Listings
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Brand Advertising
DentaltownUK August 2017 - 24
DentaltownUK August 2017 - A United Voice
DentaltownUK August 2017 - Adhesion in Primary Dentition Restorative Dentistry
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Additive Dentistry
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Zero Moment of Truth
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Through the Keyhole
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Message Boards: Re-treats question
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Due Diligence—A Vendor's Perspective
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Message Boards: Antibiotics after Surgical Extraction
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Adding Value to the Patient Experience
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Lifestyle
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Poll: General Dentistry
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - CE Update
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DentaltownUK August 2017 - Students Section
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