The 34th Sands Cox Charity meeting, held under the presidency of Professor Deborah White, took place at the Birmingham Medical Institute, Harbourne, Birmingham. There was a significant dental contribution to the day with Mr Praveen Sharma, Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, delivering the prestigious Dental Sands Cox Lecture entitled “Healthy Gums do Matter”. There were also presentations from both current and former dental students.
Miss Ballet Nandra (2015) was the Recipient of the Sands Cox John Rippin Best Elective Report and came back to present her work on “Free bone grafts for Mandibular Reconstruction in patients who have not received
radiotherapy – The 6cm Rule – myth or reality?”. Bal was on a plane to Melbourne, Australia that evening to present the work at a major Oral Surgery conference down under.
Miss Nilusha Anantharajah. final year student and Recipient of The John Rippin Dental Elective Bursary gave a presentation on ‘Paediatric dental anxiety – are video glasses the strategy we’ve been looking for? ‘
The Sands Cox Charity supports the education of Medical and Dental Students at The University of Birmingham. At the Annual Scientific Meeting it gives student recipients of the Charity’s awards, an opportunity to present a report of their elective projects which are subsequently published in the annual Aesculapius Journal.