Success at BSPD

Caird Hall, Dundee was the location for the 2018 British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) annual conference. This year saw the introduction of an undergraduate poster prize category. Two of our final year BDS students presented at the conference, Christie Grove and Dimitri Mulkern.

Christie Grove presented her management of a non-vital immature central incisor, delegates were impressed by her clinical care. Dimitri Mulkern gave a confident presentation on the management of a child with enamel defects. Judges were amazed by his in-depth knowledge of the management of this patient and the materials used. We are delighted to announce Dimitri won an Undergraduate Poster Prize.

Mrs Tanday, Mr Causaus and Mr Sisson lecturers in Paediatric Dentistry, came to the rescue of the conference organisers in the ninth hour when a speaker had to cancel. Mrs Tanday gave an inspiring talk on the art of communication: A beginner’s guide to Makaton. The success of her talk was largely due to a short video produced by Louise Davis (fourth year dental student) on basic Makaton signs.

Mrs Tanday, Christie and Dimitri following their success, commuted back to Birmingham (a long 6-hour journey). Christie excelled the following morning in her Paediatric prize viva. Well done Christie – a future paediatric dentist in the making.

Next year’s conference will be held in Birmingham and we are hoping for similar success.

Christie Grove by her poster
Dimitri Mulkern by his winning poster
Laura Gartshore chair of BSPD teachers group with Mr Sisson, Mr Causaus and Mrs Tanday from Birmingham