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PROVIDING THE LATEST NEWS ON GLOBAL AND LOCAL DENTAL STUDENT LEVEL WINTER 2010-2011

AUTUMN - WINTER EDITION

SM!LE Project Piloted in Leeds EVP in Bulgaria

EDSA-Meisinger Hands On Training in Oral Surgery


SM!LE PROJECT PILOTED IN LEEDS

The long awaited

Dentists carried out the checkups, working alongside

Smile Project has

the hygiene and therapy students who gave oral

finally been

hygiene advice to all the patients. This partnership

piloted in Leeds

enhanced team working skills and meant that the

this October to

patient received the best care possible.

December 2010. It was well worth the

Overall, despite having a few hairy moments where

wait and has been

supervising

a fantastic

confirm

success.

threatened to close the clinic, the project was very

tutors

their

cancelled,

appointments

patients and

snow

did

not

storms

rewarding and great fun. The project was initially started over two years ago by Ana Stevanovic and team: Mihovil Greguric

However, all this would not have been possible

Bajza, Cristina Rizea, Ioannis Zogakis, Ekaterina

without the “Smile” committee members, Jessica

Radoslavova, Dina Dabic, Deema Marzouq, Neja

Stone, Diana Bennett, Miebaka Adikibi, China Green

Jurjec, and I took over the organisation and

and Annabelle Carter, who have been helping me

running of the project in Leeds at the end of the

with the organisation of the project. They have all

summer.

put a lot of time and effort into the project and have really contributed to its success.

The aim of the Smile Project is to provide oral health care and education to non-dental students in the University of Leeds. The first part of the project was to hold a promotional

event,

sponsored

by

Proctor

and

Gamble. We set up a stall in the university union where we signed students up to receive free dental checkups in the Leeds Dental Institute. We also put up posters and handed out flyers and free gifts, including manual toothbrushes, all over the university campus to generate excitement about the project. All the volunteers wore tooth fairy outfits and “smile project” t-shirts to create a fun atmosphere and try to dispel the generic image of the scary, drilling dentist. Behind our stand we played the infamous "I love clinics"

I really hope that the achievements of the pilot

video on a large projector screen which attracted

Smile

a lot of attention and quite a few laughs too! In

successfully be run in many of your dental schools

the end we managed to sign up over 1500

across Europe in the near future.

students

to

receive

checkups,

which

Project

in

Leeds

will

mean

that

it

can

hugely

exceeded our expectations.

Imogen Bexfield, Leeds, UK

The second part of the project was the process of carrying out the checkups in the Leeds Dental Institute clinics. It was difficult to secure clinical space and supervision for the project but, in the end, all four clinics went ahead as planned on four consecutive weeks.

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COLLABORATION WITH EPSA The Pharmaceutical

European Students’

Association (EPSA) is the main representative body of the European pharmacy students:

it

represents

over 120.000 students in more

than

29

European

countries. It was founded in 1978 after the independence of the European SubCommittee

from

the

International

Federation

of

Pharmacy Students (IPSF) and got its present name

EPSA HELPing Hand Project (EPSA and the HELP Project – For a life without Tobacco)

in 1982. The structure and functioning of EPSA is not very different from what you are used to in EDSA: There are 31 local and national students’ associations that are members of EPSA (among Ordinary and Associate members) and a multinational central team

During the past 4/5 years EPSA has developed great

projects

association:

that

are

Trainings

now

are

an

given

image to

our

of

this

students

throughout all Europe and EPSA is definitely among the “European training net”; the Individual Mobility Project allows students to work abroad in a paid internship that can be performed within the different areas of pharmaceutical profession. EPSA has continuosly been striving towards cooperation with other students’ associations – such as EDSA – and has been sucessful at achieving that goal. In the upcoming months both EPSA and EDSA will cooperate with each other in different ways – by help spreading each association’s work through different vehicles of information (such as Newsletter, website, etc), by having representatives of each association in

EPSA Office at the PGEU building in Brussels, EPSA is based in Brussels and has its office in the building of the Pharmaceutical Group of European Union (PGEU). The EPSA Vice President of External Affairs works there permanently and lobbies within the European Union to promote the interest of he European pharmacy students. We hold four events during the year, and General Assemblies take place at two of them. EPSA’s main event of the year – Annual Congress – takes place during April, and Autumn Assembly takes place in October. During these events there are held trainings, workshops, scientific poster contests and many interesting lectures given by professionals from different areas among the pharmaceutical profession. Besides the educational part, the congresses also provide our students the experience of feeling the “EPSA Spirit”: Meeting new friends, new cultures, new ways of living… leads you to this amazing feeling of being European!

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their

events

knowledge

and

and

also

by

volunteers

sharing for

information,

the

humanitarian

projects that both associations have developed in the past years: EPSA in Madrugada Campus in GuineaBissau and EDSA in Cameroon. It is EPSA’s wish to continue this collaboration, specially

with

geographically

an

association

close

to

EPSA

like

EDSA

(covering

that

is

European

region) and have a similar field of work (concerning human health). Both associations should work together with a single goal – to ensure a better understanding and cooperation between both professions. If you want to know more about EPSA do not hesitate to visit our website (www.epsa-online.org) or contact

me

directly

through

email

(vp.pr@epsa-

online.org). I also want to show my gratitude, on behalf of EPSA, to Maja Sabalic for her interest in our association and in this collaboration. Mariana Fróis EPSA Vice President of Public Relations 2010/2011


CROATIAN DENTAL STUDENTS' ACTIVITIES

Since the last issue of EDSA Newsletter, students of Zagreb School of Dental Medicine were actively participating in various project at the local and international levels. Besides several Tooth Fairy workshops, organised in kingergartens in Zagreb and Split, we developed a project for evaluation and improvement of oral care in intensive care units. Over the past several months we have also been working on setting up a new project aiming to provide an increased awareness of oral hygiene issues for people in retirement homes. In 2010, our dental school started collaboration with an

association

of

people

with

disabilities

called

"Zamisli" and organised a lecture and discussion on support and treatment of people with disabilities.

Among

several

dental

parties

organised

by

our

students' association, I would single out the "Dental Karaoke Party" that took place in November in an Irish pub and gather a number of singing talents.

Participants from the association could improve their knowledge about oral health and their skills of maintaining oral hygiene while students could hear about problems that people with disabilities face in obtaining dental care as well as their suggestions on how to improve services for them. In October we welcomed and hosted a group of international

students

studying

in

Deggendorf,

Germany and in November three students from ClujNapoca, Romania visited our dental school for a week. We had another great opportunity to exchange experiences

and

knowledge

this

winter

when

a

student from Samara, Russia spent her one-month exchange in our country.

At the moment our association (USDM) is working hard on organising the 2011 Summer Camp in Zadar, Croatia and organising the 1st Virtual World Congress of Dental Students, taking place online, May 9-11, 2011. The virtual congress will be an excellent chance for students from all parts of the world to attend virtual key note lectures on new technologies in dentistry and flexible learning, to present eOral presentations and ePoster presentations and to be awarded. Best papers will be published in Acta Stomatoogica

Croatica

available

at

www.ascro.hr,

There will be possibility to join discussion boards and chat with colleagues during virtual cofee breaks. If you have a computer connected to the internet, you can register at www.virtualdentalcongress.com and become part of the event. Maja Sabalić, Zagreb, Croatia

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AISO MEETING, ITALY The Italian Dental Students Association (AISO) is considered one of the most important students’ groups in Italy. Our association’s strenght is not only related to the power of AISO’s “voice” inside the Italian Dental debate, but is above all connected to the great network which links all our local branches. This “network”, made of people extremely motivated in their activities, reaches its greatest moment during the National Assembly, which was this year hosted in Naples. The city under the Vesuvio is a special place you can’t imagine till you stay there. When you land at the Capodichino Airport you can immediately feel a great

mixture

of

different

people,

cultures

and

traditions. While driving in a cab through narrow and busy streets of the city, you can have conflicting feelings: it’s impossible to remain indifferent towards Naples, you either love it or hate it. But one thing is

The day after, we spent the morning and the most of

for sure: Naples is a city that lives!

the afternoon for the “heart” of our meeting: the Assembly.

Our

National

Assembly

gives

us

the

Our National Meeting was organized by the local

opportunity to put toghether all the work made by our

organising

representatives

committee

led

by

Matteo

Piergentili,

all

over

Italy

and

to

develop

a

former Italian NEO and newly elected Italian national

common idea and the common guidelines in order to

president.

set annual activities of AISO.

In accordance with the best Neapolitan tradition, we

All the representatives gave a special tribute to

were welcomed with a warm hospitality, easy going

Stefano

relationships and ever happy people, who made our

respectively, the outgoing President and the outgoing

days there a great experience.

Secretary of our Association. Their work was really important:

De

Gregoriis

they

gave

a

and

Carlo

structure

and

Caldarella,

a

strong

The Assembly was organized inside the “DentalGo”,

organization to AISO, writing the new constitution

one of the most important dental exhibitions in Italy.

and a series of guidelines for organising AISO events,

During the first day in Naples we joined the best

making them legal entities registered with the Italian

relations presented by some of the most important

Ministry of Finance.

dentists of our Country. The

topic

of

the

Conference

was

the

thirtieth

anniversary of the institution of the Dentistry Degree Course in Italy, a important issue at this moment of significant changes at the Italian University. The fair was

also

an

opportunity

to

develop

strong

relationships with sponsors and partners of AISO, highlighting the importance of a relation between the academic and the professional world.

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AISO MEETING, ITALY

Matteo

Piergentili

Assembly

new

was

national

elected

by

president,

the

General

Mariantonietta

Arrica is new secretary and Fabio Marcellini is Italian NEO (National Exchange Officer). Considering also Flavia Iaculli and Gaetano Illuzzi (confirmed

national

representatives),

now

AISO

Board has representatives from all parts of Italy: Matteo is from Naples, Gaetano comes from Foggia (South of Italy), Mariantonietta is from Sassari (Sardinia), Fabio comes from Varese (near Milan, in the North) and Flavia is from Perugia (Central Italy). Surely

AISO

certainty

of

closed

this

being

a

meeting

great

with

and

the

powerful

association, strongest than ever before and with a great consideration by the Italian dental world. Our action is very useful for the students, and above all we are overcoming all other students associations in Italy, thinking to the organization and the legal and academic importance in our country. We’re also proud of being part of the European Dental Students’ Association. For our members it AISO National Meeting is always an opportunity to meet other people, develop friendships, visit nother city and have fun! The Organizing Committee took us to visit Naples, its atmosphere and its magic: between

the

sea

and

the

mountains

we

ate

(obviously) pizza. Don’t think of the pizza you are used to; in Naples (the home of this extraordinary food) it is completely different from all the other sides of the World! Come under the Vesuvio to try it!

is a great opportunity to visit other countries (and different

dentistry

realities)

and

meet

I will end this article with an invite:

“We will be

very happy if you decide to come visiting Italy and our local branches! As the Neapolitan people say, “Iamm’ bell’ ià!” (Come on Guys!).

Evenings were a mixture of fun, dance, drinks and friendship.

We

were

brought

into

a

typical

neapolitan pub, where all the AISO representatives gave to Neapolitan people an idea of how much a dental student can have fun!

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many

European colleagues.

Fabio Marcellini Italian National Exchange Officer - AISO


HELLO FROM SHEFFIELD

Hello from Sheffield University! The past few months have been pretty hectic on and off our social calendar! Our annual Dental Ball went down a treat! dancers,

Circus themed with snakes, belly

magicians,

candy

floss

and

a

vodka

fountain...need I say more?! The Dental Revue was a great success this year and gave students a great opportunity to make some very entertaining videos around the dental school including

the

genius

Michael

Jackson’s

‘Driller’

featuring students dancing around the dental school as zombies in order to raise money for DentAid.

A small crew hit the BDSA Conference this year to rave it up -thank you Cardiff! A bunch of students ventured out to the Alps on an Easter expedition which gave us a great opportunity to try out something a little different with a hangover-skiing! We’ve given the H&T course a little taster of SUDSS with a 3-legged bar crawl and our annual messy pub golf!

The new SUDSS committee were elected in March – congratulations to Ben Veale the new President who made a brilliant decision to kick off with a karaokethemed Handover social with several interesting interpretations of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’!

We’re just about to bid farewell to our 5th years as they get their finals results and are preparing a few summer socials along with dental fun for our new batch of Freshers in September! Looking forward to getting more involved with the EDSA!

Surinder Poonian, Sheffield, UK

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MFF-MEISINGER-EDSA INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE

Dental

Implantology

Course

in

Seebruck,

September 22nd – 26th Day One My travelling partner Aida Ajan and I (Nicole Nova) from Stockholm arrived on a sunny day in Munich airport. We took the train to Bad Endorf and had a nice journey passing the southern countryside of Germany. As we stepped out on the platform one could smell the fresh air of the countryside, and inevitably the obstacle of an internally processed, nutritionally-drained

biological

output

of

cattle.

However, the dinner we got ourselves there before moving on to Seebruck, was indeed the most delicious and gigantic schnitzel I’ve ever had. The taxi-lady drove us to the front-door of the Chiemsee Akademie in Seebruck, and we received a name-tag and the keys to our room in Hotel Post (approximately 7 min walking distance from the academy).

We

had

ourselves

with

the

the first

honor

of

acquainting

non-Swedish

dental

student: Eva-Marie from Germany. We spent the evening exploring the town: the cornfield, the farm, and the lake packed with plentiful of sailboats!

never-ending

beer

drinking,

del, ham, and

along

with

Lecture day! The program involved: Prof. Dr. Klaus-U Benner – Morphology of dental implantology: anatomical pitfalls in oral surgery Dr. Florian J. M. Bauer – Principles of dental implantology Dr. Michael K

hli – Bone augmentation concepts on

the basis of synthetic biocomposites Dr.

Henrik

Hollay

Innovative

augmentation

techniques

Later we went back to have some welcoming dinner at the academy with some tasty kn

Day Two

the

schnapps that had a habit of re-filling themselves every time one blinked one’s eye. The attending dental students came from different countries in Europe. For the sake of not missing out on a country, let’s just say from Scandiania to Balkan. Alright, I’ll have a go anyways: Sweden, Germany, Britain, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia. We certainly found ourselves some new friends to keep

Dr. Martin B. Schubert – Treatment options with dental aplasia – orthodontic vs. implant therapy Dr. Dr. Andreas Hoffmann – Implantology Basics – a Ten-Point Plan as a key to implant success Many

speakers

referred

to

the

Schneiderian

membrane, the membrane covering the floor of the maxillary sinus. It’s very important to not perforate it when performing sinuslifts. Another important thing that was discussed was how easy-graft® was an

effective

product

in

bone

grafting

and

augmentation. Later in the evening we had a formal dinner in Hotel Post. We had the time to acquaint ourselves with new students and some of the surgeons that had the lectures.

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MFF-MEISINGER-EDSA INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE

Day Three

The bus trip took about three hours to Munich. The streets were PACKED with people dressed up in

Oktoberfest Day! Well, actually, two more lectures

their Bavarian traditional clothes. The fraulines

first:

looked really pretty in their dresses (us nonGerman folks were clearly lame-looking in our

Dr. Masoud Memari – 3D navigation technology in

ordinary clothes) and the guys looked stylish in

modern implantology

their Lederhosen. Here’s a fun fact:

Dragana Gabric Panduric DDM, PhD – Scientific

the clothing I just described has its origin from

considerations in Bone Management

Seebruck!

Both of them were really interesting, especially how

We found ourselves in the gigantic main tent

to

use

software

navigation

when

placing

apparently,

the

Hippodrom. The tables had already all the goodies

implant, and also that it could be possible in the

waiting for us: ham, radish, and the huge pretzels

future to use a “laser drill” instead of a conventional

that were shared among the people sitting around

drill for the implant placement. Awesome!

each table. Speaking of huge, the beer glasses holding one liter were so big and heavy I had to use both hands to lift it. I didn’t even finish half of it until the next round of another liter came. Phew! According to an unnamed source the beer had six percent alcohol, so you do the math – plenty of ethanol in peoples’ veins! Anyways, so why this fuzz about the beer? Well, for one thing, it is only made in Munich, and only once a year! In Las Vegas there is an Oktoberfest copy-variant, but they have to import the real beer all the way from Munich to call it an Oktoberfest. Speaking of patenting! Also, this year was the 200th year anniversary!

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MFF-MEISINGER-EDSA INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE

Day Four Workshops! All of them were really educative. It’s one thing to hear about the different surgical methods, and to have a go on your own! We were divided into groups of about ten people and there were six stations. All groups rotated between the tables, which basically lasted almost the whole day, because we spent about an hour on each station. Implantation – drilling and fixing a Titan screw in a jaw model. We were allowed to keep them as our own. Nice! Sinuslift – on a pig head using the balloon method. Very effective! Spreading – of the bone plates on an animal rib, signifying the expansion the alveolar ridge. Augmentation

practiced

on

animal

rib.

Extracting and attaching bone pieces where there is less bone material. Piezo Bone Surgery – a method used for sinuslifts to lift the Schneiderian membrane. We practiced on egg shells. Personal favorite! Stitching & Cutting Techniques surgical

knot

by

hand,

and

practising the

with

the

Peang

forceps.

Later that day, we had a little quiz about what we’ve been taught these past couple of days. I think most people did alright. In the evening there was the endceremony where we received our diplomas and partied for the last time in Seebruck. The hard part was the good-byes of course, but one thing is for certain: we all had an amazing time in Seebruck and will look back on it fondly! Being the first time that Maxillo-Faziale

Forschungsgesellschaft

(MFF)

had

this course for international students, on EDSA’s account, it was a real success!

Nicole Nova, Stockholm, Sweden

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EVP IN BULGARIA

Greeting

from

Bulgaria

Dear

fellow-students,

hope exams are going well, we are waiting our meeting in Leeds. I’m glad to announce that our association has a new

name.

STUDENT

BSSNA

(BULGARIAN

SCIENTIFIC

DENTAL

ASSOCIATION)

is

now

BgDSA, or BDSA, the full name – Bulgarian Dental Students Association. The proposal was given by Anton Tumbalov – president of BDSA. It was voted and accepted with no objections in May

2010

in

a

regular

meeting

of

the

Association. In October 2010, our association organised the Second International Scientific Congress of the Bulgarian Dental Students Association where where renowned specialists in the fields of Prosthetics and Endodontics revealed the secrets of art and science in dental profession. BDSA

has

started

organising

EVP

(European

Visiting Program) since October 2010. We will be glad to show you our new, full reconstructed faculty - the biggest dental base in Balкans.

The EVP condions are as follows: We can receive maximum 5 students from each country. It is possible to make two exchanges at the same time. Exchange lasts 6-7 days. Accommodation : Student hostels – rooms with 2 beds and a personal bathroom

We will prepare a great social program – we will show you our city, our way to party and our way of life. We can arrange a trip to some famous places in Bulgaria. You have to pay free activities and your trip to

Bulgaria

(bus,

train,

car,

airplane)…everything else is our duty, you just have fun!

The hostel is near the center of Sofia, about 20 minutes from the university by bus Educational program – students can visit our departments of Operative dentistry,

Hope to see you soon, greetings from Sofia! Boyana Byanova, Sofia, Bulgaria

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DENTAL EVENTS IN FRANCE

UNECD (Union Nationale des Etudiants en Chirurgie Dentaire ) meeting The last 2010 UNECD meeting (JPP 75) was held in

Paris

in

October

2010.

The

theme

was

Annual ADF Meeting

demography. The

Annual

ADF

(Association

Dentaire

In France we have a big probem with that,

Française) meeting is the biggest french dental

because a lot of dentists will be retired soon, and

exhibition. It was held in Paris at the end of

we have a numerus clausus which regulate the

November 2010. More than 400 french and

number of students.

international companies were present at this event.

At the moment there are around 40,000 dentists in France but it is expected that in 2018 the

During

number of dentists will be 22,000. And there is

dentists and students attended lectures and

already a lack of dentists…

workshops. Actually, french dentists have to

the

meeting,

thousands

of

french

follow a training every year (obligation due to The problem will not be so pronounced in big

the law).

cities like Paris or Lyon, but especially in rural zone.

This exhibition was the occasion for me to meet many potential new sponsors. A dozen of them

If we do not do anything about this problem,

were very interested in providing workshops

government will take coercives mesaures soon

and

and we will not have flexibility in choosing

which I hope soon will result in development of

workplace.

some new EDSA project.

supporting

financially

During the UNECD meeting, we discussed the problem with governement and French Dental Council. All students agree to work a year in a zone lacking dentists, just after our 6th year of studies. This measure will provide 1000 young dentists every year in these zones. It was not an easy decision but we are aware of our role in public health. Furthermore our studies are totally free, so it’s a way to refund society!

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Matthieu Wipf, Brest, France

student

sctivities


STUDENT RESEARCH IN TURKEY

17th

National

and

3rd

International

Student

Research Club Scientific Meeting, 14 May 2010 In

1992,

dental

students

formed

“a

student

research club”(SRC), which new students attend voluntarily

and

carry

out

a

scientific

Project

outwith the normal curriculum every day. The student research club of the oldest dental faculty in

Turkey

at

Istanbul

University

is

a

unique

four

dental

phenomenon in Turkey(*). Its

origins

began

in

1990

when

students carried out research entitled: “Analyses of the nature of the salivary mineral phase formed

At our last meeting, which was held on 14 May 2010,

by

They

37 participants with 13 researches has made their

researched the structure of calculus using IR

presentations. There were many participants from

spectophotometry and presented their results at

different dentistry faculties of Turkey and Italy. After

the

the

calcium

with

Sixth

infrared

International

spectroscopy”.

Medical

Student

congress

we

made

our

“Gala

Dinner”

and

Congress(May 16-18,1990,İstanbul, Turkey ). In

“Closing Ceremony” at a very historical place. With

1992,

some of the participants, we ended the night at

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dental

Student

Scientific

research

topics

students

formed

Research

Club

in

areas

their

in

related

own

order to

to

Taksim, which is the nightlife center of Istanbul.

their

professional interest. They conducted 16 research

We are planning to make our next scientific meeting

projects in 14 branches of dentistry. Their results

with international participation on April 2011. You can

were presented at the first scientific meeting of

participate both with your researches and as an

the Student Research Club of Istanbul University

observer. If you want to join our congress and at the

Faculty

1993.

same time see our beatiful city, which is 2010

Representative examples of the research which

European Capital of Culture, please contact us. Hope

were

to see you in Istanbul.

of

Dentistry

presented

at

on

the

25

second

May meeting

were

published in 1995(*). Organisation Committee Every year a scientific meeting is arranged by a

Ceren Güney Tolgay

student committee made up of club members at

M.Mert Acikgoz

which students present their research in 10-15

Ozge Ilbas

minute long speeches. In addition, a booklet outlining all the research abstracts in Turkish and

Contact: info@idsrc.org

English is disturbed to participants. Each year, 34-

www.idsrc.org

35 students attends these scientific meetings and on

average

presented(*)

fifteen

research

projects

were

*Guven Y., Uysal O.: The importance of student Research

Projects

in

dental

education.

Journal Dental Education (In press)

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Europian


TIMISOARA DENTAL STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION

Timisoara Dental Students Association (TDSA) was established as a non-governmental association for students at Dental Faculty, the University of Pharmacy and Medicine “Victor Babes” Timisoara, Romania. TDSA started its activity in May 2007 by organizing a National

Congress

of

Dental

Medicine

for

improving

the

Students and Youth Doctors. Some

of

TDSA

activities

include:

intellectual performances and growing the level of medical

education

for

students

in

Romania,

supporting the autonomy of our university, promoting the

rights

of

the

students

at

university

level,

partnerships with other university centers in the country and abroad, organizing scientific, educational, artistic,

cultural,

touristic

programs,

organizing

theoretical and practical courses. Every student registered at “Victor Babes” University,

It is an excellent opportunity for students and young

specializations Dental Medicine, College of Dental

doctors to expose their observations and their dental

Technique and Dental Assistance can be a member of

knowledge, giving them the chance to confide their

TDSA. Those who want to apply must approve and

ebulliences and their controversies in order to try to

accept the regulation specifications.

find answers together.

TDSA meetings are organized twice a month on

Prophylaxis project, another important activity of

Tuesday

Dental

Medicine

TDSA takes place every year in schools for children

discussed

include

with special needs. The project is sponsored by P&G,

stoma-

Blend-a-Med. The program starts with the interaction

party, projects that are organized in collaboration with

of students and children and continues with a power

other associations.

point

at

20:00

amphitheatre. students’

The

problems,

in

“Nedelcu”

subjects

international

projects,

presentation

on

correct

dental

hygiene

procedures followed by free discussions. It includes of

the

also games and contests, with prizes for the most

Medicine

for

active children.

Students and Young Doctors, DenTim 2010,

an

Recent

TDSA

International

activity

was

Congress

of

organisation Dental

important scientific medical manifestation, maintained

Interdentis is a students' exchange program among

over four editions at high scientific and academic

universities in Romania: Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Bucuresti

level, contributing year after year at the enrichment

and Oradea. The equivalent of this program is the

of our medical knowledge. The program of the

international

congress contains free communication and poster

universities form Serbia and Hungary. This program

sessions as well as lectures and workshops which

offers the possibility to observe different teaching

brings into discussion the most recent international

methods

topics regarding the treatments promptitude and

collaboration between students.

project

and to

Transdentis

which

create relationships

includes

for further

correctitude of diagnose and therapeutic procedures in all dental fields.

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TIMISOARA DENTAL STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION

The college magazine ,,Molarul Din Minte,, (The Tooth

of

Wisdom)

including

dental

news,

information about past and future events, culturalartistic

aspects,

promotes

the

progress

and

permanent evolution. Proving the journalistic skills of dental

medicine

students,

this

magazine

was

published in March 2010. It adopts the personal style of old English publications, regarding the structural and graphical design. It contains 12 sections with specific theme. We all hope with this voice from ,,Molarul

Din

Minte”

to

give

the

students

the

opportunity to develop their writing skills. We are open

to

partnerships

and

anxious

to

live

new

experiences. Every month TDSA organises parties for all the students registered at our medical school. The Faculty of Dental Medicine Timisoara is mostly known because of the Prosthodontic Department, but we do not exclude other fields of dental medicine and we would like to establish partnerships in scientific research or other programs with colleagues from other countries. We are also open to the idea of organising

a

summer

school

with

an

for

our

colleagues from EDSA. The management of the association is assured by president Sorin Mihali, vice president of the director’s office Ciprian Roi, vice president of the executive department Ana-Maria Curtean, secretary Roxana Jicarean and scientific adviser Simina Lugojan-Toma. We are continuing to carry out projects that will help and support the students of Dental Medicine School in Timisoara and in the future we hope to cooperate more with our colleagues from other universities in Romania and abroad and develop together social and scientific programs. .

Sorin Mihali, Silvana Canjau, Ciprian Roi Students of Faculty of Dental Medicine, UMF „V. Babeş” Timişoara Alexandru Ogodescu, M.D., Spec.Orthodontics, PhD Department of Orthodontics at Faculty of Dental Medicine, UMF „V. Babeş” Timişoara

edited and designed by Maja Sabalić

Dear readers, please contact EDSA on info@edsaweb.org with your suggestions and ideas for future issues. EDSA greatly values feedback and is eager to include you in the publication of EDSA Newsletter. The next issue of EDSA Newsletter will be distributed in Summer 2010. All articles for inclusion in this edition must be submitted no later than May 31th 2011.


EDSA Newsletter winter 2011  

EDSA Newsletter winter 2011

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