DentaltownUK May 2017 - 96

students

KISHAN SHETH
Dear fellow colleagues, friends,
ladies and gentlemen, it was
fantastic to witness a very positive
response to our first two editions of
DentaltownUK, which featured some
incredible content from many of the
top figures in UK dentistry.
It also showcased the great work
done by Zain Hameed, Awais Ali,
Lawrence Sharkey, Ajay Mehta, Aditi
Goel, Sahil Sharma, all very positive
and inspiring members of the dental
student community.
D e n t a l t o w nU K i n c lu d e s a
student section because we truly
believe that it is important for
t he f ut u re generat ion of t he
profession to share idea s a nd
opinions with their more experienced
colleagues.
It also provides an excellent
opportunity to understand the
importance of a work/life balance
whilst embarking on a dental
educ ationa l progra mme, a nd
discuss food, hobbies, style, travel
and student experiences that can
happen outside the clinical and
learning environment.
This section features a look into
the lives of Arjun Puri, a student
studying in Madrid, as well as
Sunmeet Kandhari, a student at
King's College London. We also take
a look at the elegantly written article
on stress management by Mohammad
Moinuddin, as he shares with us his
key points in overcoming stress as
a dental student and balancing his
hobbies with his dental education.
I also share with you all some key
tips that I've learnt on the subject
of public speaking, and hope that

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it serves as a useful learning tool or
gentle refresher.
Modern dentistry demands that
high levels of quality work be done
in a short amount of time. Your
patients, colleagues and clinical
treatment must also be managed
effectively. All of these factors can
add to your stress load.
Many dentists and students that I
speak to report: feeling inadequate for
the task, boredom, a need to develop
extreme attention to detail and the
continuous striving for absolutely
perfect restorations, and challenges
regarding treating patients who are
anxious.
Challenges regarding developing
professional relationships between
team members and fighting off
eyestrain, back and neck problems
also create important considerations
for dental students.
However, stress is not always a
bad thing. Small amounts of stress
are great efficiency boosters, which
increase performance. However,
surplus amounts can have dangerous
effects on health. I am sure that
you will enjoy this edition of
DentaltownUK; it's packed with
some great content from very special
individuals in the profession. Please
do engage with our message boards
and let us know about your thoughts.
We'd love to hear from you! ■

W

hen we see and hear some of the
best public speakers on the planet,
we automatically assume that they
were born that way. Whilst some
individuals may be born with a gift, the art
of public speaking is not a gift but an ongoing
and developing characteristic. There are many
courses out there that may help you to leave
your audiences spellbound, but the following
is an account of my experiences and learning
in the art of engaging audiences.
I'm not an expert in the field but I've
been privileged to put on talks with some
high-profile dentists in the UK, and I've
represented the UK on two occasions at
international conferences and taken the
stage several times at national conferences.
I don't believe there is any secret to public
speaking, but having a few tips and tricks in
mind can help.
Here are some of my top tips for engaging
audiences. Keep them in mind when you next
have a public speaking engagement.

1

Be yourself. In normal day-to-day
conversations we have no problem
being ourselves, but when the time comes
to stand up and deliver a speech,
something dramatically changes! We shift
our focus from our content and ourselves
to the public audience. I believe that to
engage an audience effectively we must
focus on the speaking and let go of the
public. My mentors have shared several
tricks such as imagining the audience all
naked, but I find that imagining I'm
talking to myself without anyone listening
works best. I blank out the environment.
By doing so, I feel much more relaxed and
able to deliver a great speech. Don't be put


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of DentaltownUK May 2017

On Dentaltown.com
Mike Gow Editorial
Meet the Team
Howard Speaks
Dental Aid Network
Titanium vs. Zirconia Implants
NASDAL Goodwill
Golden Nuggets
Orthodontist Case Study
Poll—Pediatric Dentistry
Technology: The True Foundation of Your Practice
Continuing Education
Timeout: Chris Barrow
Progressive Bites
Walt Disney's Hollywood Smiles
Dental Imaging: Elaine Halley
MANAGING SYSTEMIC DISORDER: STEPHEN HUDSON
The Art of Diagnosis in Endodontics
MESSAGE BOARD: 2nd Distal Root on 36
Social Media Fails
Operation Smile
THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: SURGERY— HOME AND AWAY
Lifestyle Section
History of Dentistry
Student Section
Wish List
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - On Dentaltown.com
DentaltownUK May 2017 - Mike Gow Editorial
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Meet the Team
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Howard Speaks
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Dental Aid Network
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Titanium vs. Zirconia Implants
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - NASDAL Goodwill
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Golden Nuggets
DentaltownUK May 2017 - 28
DentaltownUK May 2017 - 29
DentaltownUK May 2017 - 30
DentaltownUK May 2017 - Orthodontist Case Study
DentaltownUK May 2017 - 32
DentaltownUK May 2017 - 33
DentaltownUK May 2017 - Poll—Pediatric Dentistry
DentaltownUK May 2017 - 35
DentaltownUK May 2017 - Technology: The True Foundation of Your Practice
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Continuing Education
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Timeout: Chris Barrow
DentaltownUK May 2017 - 47
DentaltownUK May 2017 - Progressive Bites
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Walt Disney's Hollywood Smiles
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Dental Imaging: Elaine Halley
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - MANAGING SYSTEMIC DISORDER: STEPHEN HUDSON
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - The Art of Diagnosis in Endodontics
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - 72
DentaltownUK May 2017 - 73
DentaltownUK May 2017 - MESSAGE BOARD: 2nd Distal Root on 36
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Social Media Fails
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Operation Smile
DentaltownUK May 2017 - 79
DentaltownUK May 2017 - 80
DentaltownUK May 2017 - 81
DentaltownUK May 2017 - THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: SURGERY— HOME AND AWAY
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Lifestyle Section
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - History of Dentistry
DentaltownUK May 2017 - Student Section
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