Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Clinical Skills 2016-2017 Competition

Final year dental students showcased there operative skills in the Birmingham heat of the national undergraduate dental skills competition sponsored by Dentsply Sirona this week. There was an excellent turnout with nearly half of the final year taking 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 during March 2017. 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 Professor Philip Lumley (Deputy Head of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham) who was representing RCS Ed and Dr Phil Tomson (Head of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics). The standard was incredibly high making it very difficult for the judges to determine the top three preparations carried out on the night, however, following much deliberation the results were as follows: 1st place Mr Edward Newton 2nd place Miss Francesca Alcock 3rd place Mr Mohammed Suleman We thank everyone who took part and we wish Edward good luck in the grand final in March 2017. Group Photo: Competing final year students with Professor Philip Lumely, Dr Phil Tomson and Mrs V Dabhi