Clinical Skills on Top

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Clinical Skills 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 over half of the final year taking part. This was one of 18 heats held in the UK and Ireland in which the winner from each heat wins a travel and accommodation package to compete in the Grand Final in Edinburgh.

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). Professor Phil Lumley commented that the standard was the best he had seen in the three years he had been judging the competition in terms of the quality of the best performing students but also for overall standard. Following much deliberation by the judges the results were as follows:

1st place Mr Bhawandeep Singh
2nd place Miss Hinali Patel
3rd place Mr Tayib Mahboob

We thank everyone who took part and we wish Bhawandeep good luck in the grand final which will take place on 28th February 2019.

The winner, Mr Bhawandeep Singh receiving his prize from Prof Lumley
Miss Hinali Patel receiving her prize from Prof Lumley
Mr Tayib Mahboob receiving his prize from Prof Lumley
Group Photo: Competing final year students with Professor Philip Lumely, Dr Phil Tomson and John Dargue (Dentspy Sirona)