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Winning Dental Core Trainees announced

 26 November 2021


The winners of our annual poster competition for Dental Core Trainees in the Hospital Dental Services have been announced.


This year, we're proud to recognise the excellent and inspiring work of:


  • Emma Elliott, Leeds University Trust, and Alya Omar, St Georges Hospital, for their poster on "How Effective is Workshop Teaching at Improving Dental Students' Confidence with Patient Mental Health?"
  • Harriet Moore and Niamh Kelly, DCTs at Ulster Hospital and colleagues for their poster on "Assessment of Facial Swellings"
Winner: Emma Elliott and Alya Omar – Workshop teaching
Winner: Emma Elliott and colleagues – Workshop teaching
Runner up: Harriet Moore and Niamh Kelly – Assessment of facial swellings
Runner up: H Moore, N Kelly and N McCurley – Assessment of facial swellings


Two posters were also highly commended in this round:


  • Shree Patel and Jaspreet Virdee, The Eastman Dental Hospital, for their poster on "A WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Audit To Assess Compliance"
  • G Buchanan and K Gillan, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, for their poster on "Remote and Face to Face Biopsy Reviews in OMFS".


Highly commended: Shree Patel and colleagues - WHO surgical checklist

Highly commended: Shree Patel and colleagues - WHO surgical checklist
Highly commended: Gordon Buchanan - Biopsy reviews in OMFS
Highly commended: G Buchanan and K Gillan - Biopsy reviews in OMFS

Pete Brotherton, Chair of the Hospitals Group, said: "This was the first year we held this competition entirely online, and it was a great success, though we hope to welcome people back to BDA HQ in the future. Both online and in-person, it's always great to get the chance to showcase the work of DCTs from the Hospital Dental Service.


"The winning poster this year was extremely topical with mental health being such an important issue. This poster highlighted the need for undergraduate awareness of the issues of patient mental health. Overall, we were delighted to see the range and quality of the submissions this year from all the specialties and across the UK. Congratulations to all the DCTs for their hard work during the pandemic."


The winner will receive a £100 voucher and the runner up £50, as well as the recognition from their professional associations and their peers.