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Day In The Life Of

Lawrence Sharkey
23 years old
A fifth year dental student, originally
from the town of Airdrie, studying at
Glasgow Dental School who is
passionate about both dentistry
and musical theatre!
I usually get up at around 7:30am on a
weekday and live five minutes from campus.
Each morning, I eat porridge at home before
I dash to university.
What does your weekly university
timetable look like e.g. half lectures/half
practical work/placements/private
study?
Biweekly rotation of 1 week 9am-5pm
dental outreach centres, 1 week in Glasgow
Dental Hospital Speciality Departments
What appealed to you about a career
in dentistry?
Career stability, integration of business,
and working in health-care.
Did you know you wanted to be a
dentist from a young age?
No, I had previously looked upwards towards
space! But as time progressed, my head began
to move slowly downwards, until it rested at
a comfortable 45degrees below the horizontal.
What are your favourite areas of study
and why?
Patient management and dental ceramics.
I enjoyed working around ceramics with Dr.
Jamie Newlands at the Berkeley Clinic,
Glasgow, during part-time work as a dental
assistant, and observing Dr. Mike Gow
conducting anxiety management using

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techniques such as hypnosis.
I also find dental implantology (specifically
in use as overdenture abutments) to be an
exciting and continually growing area of
dentistry.
Are you enjoying every part of your
course? What do you find more
challenging, if anything?
You will always prefer the areas of dentistry
you are good at. The trick is to also find
enjoyment in areas where you can see your
technical skills grow, e.g. root-canal treatments
where measurements are very precise, and the
margin for error is reduced, increasing difficulty
and requiring strong technical ability and
patience.
Do you express an interest
in business? Do you think there is
enough in the dental curriculum
about the business side of running
a dental practice?
We have just recently had our graduate
attributes week in Glasgow where we discussed
what lies beyond the course. Such areas
included: post-graduate training, specialist
interest, and business. One of our most recent
assignments was to construct a business plan
for the acquisition of a simulated practice.
What area of dentistry would you like
to go into initially - e.g. general practice?
My next step after university is to complete
my DVT year in Scotland (DFT equivalent),
working in General Practice.
What are your longer-term ambitions?
To explore areas of special interest in
dentistry and further afield, with the support

of being a practice owner.
Tell us more about the extra
curricular activities you've taken part in
over the past 2 years?
In 2015, I founded an amateur musical
theatre company - Glasgow Live Productions
- and produced/directed my first show
'Company', by Stephen Sondheim.
I am also just off the back of directing the
Glasgow Dental School Pantomime 'Frozen:
A Disnae Hurt Anymore Production' with
an audience of 450 people, raising around
£3,300 for charity.
What are you interested in aside
from dentistry?
Musical theatre has been an interest of mine
for 11 years now. I usually take on 2-3
productions per year, but have recently taken
a break to focus on my transition from
university to working life.
Performing/creative work in general is an
area of my life I will continue to explore.
Once home in the evenings what do
you do to relax?
I like to keep a healthy work-life balance
by going to the gym, maintaining a healthy
social life, cooking, and keeping in close
contact with family.
Do you have any other exciting plans
coming up in the near future not already
mentioned?
My last adventure was directing my uncle's
band 'the Unknown' on their video shoot!
Next stop is exams and interviews with a
bit of holiday travel and skiing planned later
in the year. ■


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of DentaltownUK April 2017

Cover
Meet the Team
Mike Gow
Industry News
Howard Speaks
International Dental Show
Through the Keyhole: Surgery—Home and Away
What's on Dentaltown
Golden Nuggets
Continuing Education
BACD: Rise of Cosmetic Dentistry
3-D Printing
Google: Leading Cause of Truth Decay
General Practice: Message Board
Time Out
Probing Report
Eating Disorders
Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Craniomandibular, Craniofacial and Craniocervical Disorders
Prosthodontics: Message Board
Plan Z
Online Marketing
Product Profile
Finance: Message Board
Lifestyle Section
Student Section
Poll
The European Society of Hypnosis
Wish List
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Meet the Team
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Mike Gow
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Industry News
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Howard Speaks
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - International Dental Show
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Through the Keyhole: Surgery—Home and Away
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - What's on Dentaltown
DentaltownUK April 2017 - Golden Nuggets
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Continuing Education
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - BACD: Rise of Cosmetic Dentistry
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - 3-D Printing
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Google: Leading Cause of Truth Decay
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - General Practice: Message Board
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Time Out
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Probing Report
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Eating Disorders
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Craniomandibular, Craniofacial and Craniocervical Disorders
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Prosthodontics: Message Board
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Plan Z
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Online Marketing
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Product Profile
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Finance: Message Board
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Lifestyle Section
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Student Section
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