Final year dental students showcased there operative skills in the Birmingham heat of the national undergraduate dental skills competition sponsored by Dentsply Sirona on 21st Oct 2019. There was an excellent turnout with nearly 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 general level of technical skill displayed was very high indeed. Following much deliberation by the judges the results were as follows:
1st place Mr Mohamed Garrib
2nd place Mr Parus Shah
3rd place Miss Anna Mimica
The winners are featured in the lead photograph of the article.
We thank everyone who took part and we wish Bhawandeep good luck in the grand final which will take place in Feb/March 2020.