Final year dental students showcased there operative skills in the Birmingham heat of the national undergraduate dental skills competition sponsored by Dentsply this week. There was an excellent turnout with extra places having to be provided as nearly half of the final year took part. This was one of 16 heats in which the winner from each heat wins a travel and accommodation package to compete in the Grand Final in Edinburgh on 10th March 2016.
The competition consisted of students carrying out a crown preparation on a maxillary canine. At the end of the competition the preparations were assessed anonymously by Mr Kevin Fairbrother who was representing RCS Ed and Dr Phil Tomson. The standard was incredibly high making it very difficult for the judges to determine the top three preparations carried out on the night. The results were as follows:
- 1st place Miss Aiswarya Ajith
- 2nd place Miss Jaimini Shah
- 3rd place Miss Nilam Ark