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THE LONDON HOSPITAL

Dental Club JANUARY 2014

Barts and The London Alumni Association

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A message from The President I am really honoured to be the President of The London Hospital Dental Club for 2013-14 and to have the opportunity to organise the programme for the Annual Clinical Meeting. I have tried to put together a programme that is not only interesting and entertaining but which also contains some element of core CPD to help with the eternal CPD quest. As you will no doubt be aware, this is an eventful year in the life of the Dental School, as it sees the move into brand new premises situated within the Alexandra Wing of the old Royal London Hospital. The move from the old building may be tinged with sadness for those of a nostalgic nature but fear not, the facilities offered in the new school are state-ofthe-art, and second to none in the UK. Also occurring at the same time is the introduction of the second year of the new 2012 curriculum based on the GDC’s ‘Preparing for Practice’ document. These factors should enable our students and staff to offer the highest standard of care to our patients in comfortable and contemporary surroundings, and should enable learning, training and assessment to take place using modern technology. The one thing that we all have in common is our attendance at The London, The Royal London, Barts and The London – the same institution despite its numerous names over the www.qmul.ac.uk/alumni/batlaa

years – but it struck me that many may not know what students go through nowadays. There are mumblings about “dumbing down” in modern education and the constant feeling that “it wasn’t like that in my day.” With this in mind I have called upon some colleagues within the Dental School to start the Meeting with a couple of talks about the modern dental school. Professor Liz Davenport will talk about the new curriculum and the challenges experienced in delivering it, whilst Professor Kim Piper will talk about the admissions process that our students go through, to show how we are committed to getting the best from each and every graduate. Staying on the work of the Dental School I have asked Dr Wendy Turner and Dr Jason Niggli to talk about their experiences organising and running the extremely busy dental clinic at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the role played by the Dental School in delivering this highly successful venture. I have then put together a clinical programme that is slightly biased towards oral surgery, my area of interest. Professor Tara Renton from King’s College London, formerly Senior Lecturer at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, will give a talk on the challenges for oral surgery in the next decade. Dr Jimmy Makdissi, our very own SL in Radiology, will give an update on CBCT and include, as a first, some elements of core CPD. Simon Holmes, Clinical Lead for OMFS, will talk about his work as an OMFS trauma surgeon. Simon is ideally placed to do this as he is trauma lead at Barts

Health, the only hospital in London with a helicopter emergency support service, hence ensuring a high volume of trauma flows through the department. Staying on the trauma theme, I have asked Professor Ferranti Wong to give us an update on the modern management of dentoalveolar trauma. I have also revived an old tradition of including a talk on an aspect of medicine related to dentistry and for this have asked Dr Dan Hart, SL/Honorary Consultant in Haematology at the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Barts Health NHS Trust, to update us on aspects of bleeding and dentistry. The social side of the programme will not be neglected. There will be a Trade Show during the refreshment breaks and on the Friday evening, after the Evelyn Sprawson Lecture, there will be a drinks reception followed by dinner at Le Café du Marché in the City. Lunch on Saturday will take place at Maedah Grill in Whitechapel. For those who are interested, we are also hoping to organise tours of the new Dental School in the afternoon after lunch (building works permitting). I really hope you are able to come and support your alumni society in March and that you will find the Meeting stimulating and informative, as well as giving you the opportunity to reminisce with old colleagues. With best wishes,

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Contents

LHDC update ACM 2013: A review

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A message from The President

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LHDC update

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The Dean for Dentistry reports

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Annual Clinical Meeting 2014

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Supporting current students

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Institute news

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Over 120 alumni, staff and current students attended the Annual Clinical Meeting last March. Following the theme of ‘Tomorrow’s World’, the programme was collated by the LHDC President for 2012-13, Dr Len D’Cruz (q BDS, The London, 1989) and took a look at future challenges in the dentistry field. Highlights of the programme included a session by the psychologist, Dr Kate Hefferon, whose discussion ‘Is there a formula for happy dentists?’ was very well received, as well as talks by Old Londoners, Dr Paul Batchelor, Chris Emery, Dr Freddie Martin and Brian Westbury, who returned to the Dental School to share their expertise. The Slack Medal was presented to Professor Paul Wright (q BDS, The London, 1969), Emeritus Professor in Prosthetic Dentistry, and the 2012 Evelyn Sprawson Lecture on ‘Renaissance teeth’, was given by Evelyn Welch, Professor of Renaissance Studies at King’s College London. The Meeting was kindly supported by our Trade Show exhibitors: A-dec Dental UK Ltd; CCMed Ltd; The Dental Defence Union; The Dental Directory; Dental Protection Ltd; DENTSPLY Ltd and Panadent Ltd.

Date of ACM 2015

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The Annual Clinical Meeting in 2015 will be held on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 February. Your President for 2014-15 is Tim Fry (q BDS, The London, 1988).

We are currently looking for enthusiastic individuals to get involved with the Barts and The London Alumni Association (BATLAA). Your President, Professor Paul Wright (q BDS, The London, 1969) would like to hear from you. For more information, contact batlaa@qmul.ac.uk. www.qmul.ac.uk/alumni/batlaa


The Dean for Dentistry reports Professor Mike Curtis succeeded Professor Farida Fortune as Director of the Institute of Dentistry and Dean for Dentistry on 1 August 2013. Professor Curtis is an internationally respected research scientist with a long history of service to Barts and The London, most recently as Director of the Blizard Institute and as Deputy Vice Principal (Health) since June 2012, a role he will continue.

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to contribute to the LHDC Newsletter in my first year as Dean of the Institute of Dentistry. It has been an extraordinarily busy academic year for all staff and students of the School. Last term we hosted an inspection by the General Dental Council, part of a regular six year review of the

BDS course, which aims to ensure our educational programmes are delivering the appropriate learning outcomes and producing “safe beginners” on graduation. This really was a whole School team effort, involving the preparation of significant volumes of evidence prior to the inspection and the active participation of over 40 members of staff and 60 students during the two-day visit itself. Everyone played their part and the students, in particular, were tremendous ambassadors for the School. The process will conclude in May, when the inspection panel reconvenes to observe our finals examination processes. In November, we completed our submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), another cyclical assessment process, this time designed to measure the quality and impact of our research and to rank us against other dental schools in the UK. A successful outcome in the REF is important not only for reputational reasons (the last time this exercise took place in 2007, we were joint

first in the UK!) but also financially, as our scores in the REF inform the amount of research income allocated to the School each year by the government. Once again this required input from a large number of academic and administrative staff but we must wait until the end of 2014 to discover the outcome. We have now focused on the next major challenge for this academic year, namely our move into the new Dental Hospital. I do hope that many of you will be able to take part in tours of these new facilities, either during the course of the Annual Clinical Meeting or at some point in the near future: they are truly transformational in terms of the environment for our clinical education, research and service activity. Finally, I would like to thank all staff, past and present, who have given me such a warm welcome to the School. I look forward to working with all of you in the coming years to secure the reputation of Barts and The London as one of the leading dental schools in the UK.

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fifth floor offices, teaching and learning facilities, third floor teaching labs, including those awaiting dental simulators, the first floor open operatories and one of the maxilla-facial rooms which has been designed to accommodate up to 16 students observing patient-work. Future IT installations to the teaching labs, namely the Scotia Medical Observation and Training System (SMOTS) which will provide a means for state-of-the-art audio visual communications between tutors and students via microphones, speakers, CCTV cameras and desk or work stationmounted monitors, were discussed.

Work stations fitted with Schottlander furniture ©Skanska

In October, senior members of the Institute of Dentistry and the General Dental Council (GDC) were taken on a tour of the School’s new premises in the Alexandra Wing. In attendance were Elizabeth Davenport, Professor of Dental Education; Professor Mike Curtis, Dean for Dentistry; and Dr Alan Cruchley, Chair of the Dental Education Centre, as well as six members of the GDC, including the Chair, Alan Kershaw, and representatives from the Trust New Hospital Project Team. The visit included a review of the

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GDC visit to new Dental School

110 dental chairs, supplied by A-dec Dental UK, have been installed

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Annual Clinical Meeting 2014 How to book your place Book your place for the 2014 Annual Clinical Meeting on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 March by completing and returning the enclosed registration form to the Development and Alumni Directorate. Online booking is available at www.qmul. ac.uk/alumni/events or you can telephone the office on +44 (0)20 7882 7790 to make a payment by debit or credit card. The booking deadline is Friday 28 February. The registration fee for attending both days is £160 and includes all refreshments with the exception of the subscription dinner on Friday. This remains excellent value compared to CPD-accredited courses elsewhere. Discounts are

available for Barts and The London graduates from the last five years and those who are retired, vocational trainees, full-time PG students or Barts and The London dental postgraduate research students. Places for the subscription dinner at Le Café du Marché on Friday evening are £65 per head and include a three-course meal and half a bottle of wine, as well as transport to the restaurant. A coach will take diners from the Old Library to Le Café du Marché in Charterhouse Square. The restaurant is located close to Farringdon and Barbican stations. If you require recommendations for

overnight accommodation nearby, do let us know and we will be pleased to advise you. For members attending the Saturday session, lunch is offered within the delegate fee at Maedah Grill, 42 Fieldgate Street, E1 1ES, which specialises in Turkish cuisine. Please indicate whether you will be attending lunch on your registration form. If you have any queries about your booking or if you require any further information, please contact the Development and Alumni Directorate on +44 (0)20 7882 7790 and we would be more than happy to help you.

Are you celebrating a milestone year since qualifying? If 2014 is a milestone year since you qualified, why not come to dinner at Le Café du Marché on Friday evening as a group? Here you will be seated together and have the opportunity to celebrate and reminisce with one another. If you qualified in 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994 or 2004, this is a significant year! We would be happy to support any reunion group who wishes to get in touch with their lost friends.

Reunion group at the Dental Centenary celebrations in 2011

Alumni Speakers: Profiles We are delighted that a number of Old Londoners and Institute of Dentistry staff have agreed to speak at this year’s Meeting. Liz Davenport (q PhD, The London, 1993), Professor of Dental Education, is a specialist paediatric dentist with an interest in the quality of dental education. Liz recently contributed to the development of the GDC’s ‘Standards for Education’ and was a Council Member from 2009-13. Dr Jason Niggli (q MClinDent Prosthodontics, The London, 2005) is a private practitioner and Senior Lecturer and Senior Tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students. His research interests include applied dental materials, particularly composite resins and ceramics. Professor Kim Piper (q BDS, The 4   The London Hospital Dental Club

Liz Davenport

Ferranti Wong

London, 1990) is Head of Admissions for Medicine and Dentistry and Lead for Widening Participation at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is Chair of the London Deanery Additional Dental Specialities and Editor for the Education Research Group of the International

Association for Dental Research (IADR). Dr Wendy Turner (q BDS, The London, 1992) is Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, as well as Head of the Centre of Adult Oral Health. Along with Dr Jason Niggli, she was part of the team that provided dental services during the London 2012 Games. Ferranti Wong (q PhD, The London, 1995) is Professor and Honorary Consultant of Paediatric Dentistry and Head of the Centre for Oral Growth and Development. His research interests include caries progression and management, restorative materials, dental trauma, dental anxiety and dental genetics. For full profiles of all of our distinguished speakers, visit www.qmul. ac.uk/alumni/events. www.qmul.ac.uk/alumni/batlaa


Request for teeth Dr Wendy Turner, Head of the Centre for Adult Oral Health and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Institute of Dentistry, is looking for extracted teeth that can be used for teaching purposes. Wendy welcomes any teeth on offer, so long as they have not been allowed to dry out. If you have any extracted teeth, for which you have written consent from the patient who agrees to their use for teaching purposes, please bring them with you to the Meeting. Please contact Wendy Turner on +44 (0)20 7882 8672 or by email at w.turner@qmul.ac.uk with any queries.

LHDC ACM 2014: Programme President: Dr Judith Jones

Friday 7 March Lectures will take place in the Perrin Lecture Theatre, Blizard Building, Newark Street, E1 2AT

08.30 Coffee and Registration: Old Library, Garrod Building 09.00 Welcome by the President: Dr Judith Jones 09.15 ‘Renewing the BDS curriculum’ Liz Davenport, Professor of Dental Education, BL Institute of Dentistry 10.00 ‘Admissions – now and then’ Professor Kim Piper, Consultant Oral Pathology and Senior Tutor for Dental Admissions, BL Institute of Dentistry 10.45 Coffee and Trade Show: Old Library, Garrod Building 11.15 Presentations from the 2012-13 Malcolm Jenkins and John Richards Scholars: Tejal Doshi and Harpreet Lal 11.45 ‘Filling for Gold, London 2012’ Dr Wendy Turner, Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, and Dr Jason Niggli, Clinical Lecturer and Senior Tutor, BL Institute of Dentistry 12.45 Annual Business Meeting: Perrin Lecture Theatre

CPD accreditation The programme (excluding the ABM) is CPD-accredited, and will include an hour of Core CPD. Attendance certificates will be available at the end of each day.

Annual Business Meeting The Annual Business Meeting (ABM) for the Dental Club will take place in the Perrin Lecture Theatre on Friday 7 March at 12.45pm, immediately after the lecture. All alumni are welcome to attend. Elections for the position of LHDC President for 2015-16 will take place during the ABM.

Dinner at Le Café du Marché Described as one of London’s best kept secrets, Le Café du Marché, located in the heart of the City of London’s old French quarter in Charterhouse Square, will provide the setting for Friday evening’s dinner. The menu offers classic French cuisine. The subscription fee of £65 per head will include a three-course meal with drinks and transport to the venue. www.qmul.ac.uk/alumni/batlaa

13.00 Lunch and Trade Show: Old Library, Garrod Building 14.15 ‘Tsunami of Silver Surfers – challenges for Oral Surgery in the next decade’ Professor Tara Renton, Chair in Oral Surgery/Consultant, King’s College London 15.00 ‘Update on CBCT in Dentistry’ Dr Jimmy Makdissi, Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, BL Institute of Dentistry 16.00 Tea and Trade Show: Old Library, Garrod Building 16.30 Welcome by the Dean: Professor Mike Curtis 17.00 Presentation of the Slack Medal and the Evelyn Sprawson Lecture 18.00 Drinks Reception: Old Library, Garrod Building 19.30 Dinner: Le Café du Marché, 22 Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6DX

Saturday 8 March All events will take place in the Perrin Lecture Theatre, Blizard Building, Newark Street, E1 2AT

09.45 ‘The modern management of facial trauma – a truly integrated approach’ Simon Holmes, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust 10.30 ‘Haemophilia care in the 21st century: From Royal Gene to Gene therapy’ Dr Dan Hart, SL Clinical Haematology, Blizard Institute, BL School of Medicine and Dentistry 11.15 Coffee: Foyer, Blizard Building 11.45 ‘Management of The Traumatised Incisor – Old, New and Fanciful’ Ferranti Wong, Professor/Honorary Consultant and Head of Paediatric Dentistry, BL Institute of Dentistry 12.30 Inauguration of the new President: Tim Fry 13.00 Lunch (included in the delegate package): Maedah Grill, 42 Fieldgate Street, E1 1ES 14.00 Tours of the new Dental School (subject to building works)

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Supporting current students The Malcolm Jenkins and John Richards Travelling Scholarships are presented annually to up to two dental students from the School. The 2012-13 recipients, Dr Katarina Stead and Dr Damaris Santander Soria, presented their papers to alumni at last year’s Meeting. Who, why, when and what does Implant Treatment involve? Dr Katarina Stead (q BDS, Barts and The London, 2013), recipient of the Malcolm Jenkins Travelling Scholarship, writes: ‘This award enabled me to spend my fourth year elective in the Prosthodontics department at the Government Dental College and Hospital in Mumbai. It also enabled me to visit a country with a contrasting dental system to the UK. A survey carried out by the Indian Journal of Dental Research found that of the 63.6% answered questionnaires (1,500), the most preferred treatment

modality for restoring missing teeth in India was a dental implant. The implants and implant-supported prosthesis was therefore the focus of my elective as the university’s ‘Implant Centre’ offers different systems for the treatment of partially and complete edentulous patients. I sought to investigate and observe the following questions: who can have implants, why have dental implants, when is an implant suitable/unsuitable, and what does implant treatment involve, with the latter involving a case review and observation study of an endosseous implant surgery. Implants are a very versatile form of treatment and are effective both on their own and as part of an extensive body of work. With rapid advancements in the science of dental

Paediatric prevention: a snapshot of undergraduate teaching in Córdoba, Argentina Dr Damaris Santander Soria (q BDS, Barts and The London, 2013), recipient of the John Richards Travelling Scholarship, writes: ‘In recent years the UK has increasingly moved towards the prevention of oral disease, rather than focusing solely on restorative treatment. I was curious to learn whether this is the case elsewhere so I took the opportunity to travel to Argentina to visit the paediatric dentistry department of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. My project sought to understand how undergraduates deal with prevention and the treatment of oral disease in their child patients. Whilst discussing patients with the students and their clinical tutors, I realised that

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we face similar challenges. They have high rates of caries and the sugar content of food in general, not only that of sweets, is high. Most patients come from low socio-economic backgrounds which means that, in order to see any real improvement in a child’s oral health, the whole family has to be educated in the basics of general healthcare. Dentistry students therefore carry out introductory and motivational sessions before the children even set foot in the clinic,

implant treatment, they are fast becoming the most desired solution to replace missing teeth in patients of all ages. This award helped to fund a memorable experience and enabled me to expand my knowledge, as well as use my time in India to soak up its historical legacies. Meeting staff, students and patients from a broad variety of social and ethnic backgrounds also furthered my understanding of others. Thank you for providing me with the financial support for this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity. This unforgettable experience will help me to become a successful and informed clinician, working to make people smile!’

including puppet shows, videos and personalised talks on how to brush teeth and the importance of reducing the intake of sugary foods. As a result, when the children finally sit in the dental chair, there is already a good rapport between the patient and clinician, which in turn leads to more effective treatments and outcomes. This experience very much enhanced my passion for improving paediatric oral health through prevention, and taught me various communication methods. It also gave me the opportunity to visit the breathtaking Iguaçu Falls and the Andes, both of which are must-see sights in the region. I would like to express my gratitude to alumni for their generosity. This trip equipped me with a new set of skills and some great memories, which otherwise would not have been possible. Thank you!’

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Electives are supported by donations to both the London Hospital Dental Club Benevolent Fund and the Queen Mary University of London Foundation. A comparative study of orthodontic referrals at the University of São Paulo and The Royal London

Anika Sadheura (a fifth year dental student) writes: ‘My elective gave me the opportunity to travel to South America and spend two weeks comparing the differences in orthodontic referrals in the School of Dentistry at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil with those at The Royal London. Our supervisor at USP arranged for us to observe a number of activities and we were fortunate to shadow clinicians in a variety of settings.

This included a specialist care centre (CAPE), where they treat numerous special care cases from infectious diseases to severe disabilities, and the Laser Laboratory (LELO), where they use high and low level lasers for a wide range of treatments. We were also able to learn about a project called ‘Envelhecer Sorrindo’ which aims to help the elderly. One thing that was really noticeable, when observing orthodontics, was the difference in patient attitudes towards dental care. Generally speaking, people in Brazil are very conscious of their appearance and patients prefer to have treatment which is based on current research. By contrast, treatment at The London is provided on a needs basis. I learnt so much from the experience and I would like to thank the staff and consultants at USP for their kindness and hospitality. I would also like to thank alumni for their generous contribution towards my elective.’ In September 2013, Anika was awarded the British Orthodontic Society Laurence Usiskin Award for her elective project. She is pictured above with the President, Dr John Muir.

Tejal Doshi and Harpreet Lal are the 2013-14 recipients of the Malcolm Jenkins and John Richards Travelling Scholarship awards. They will make presentations about their electives at the forthcoming Meeting in March. If you wish to support the Malcolm Jenkins and John Richards Travelling Scholarship Fund, please use the enclosed registration form. You may Gift Aid your donation to increase its value to the Fund by 25 per cent.

In memory of Dr Dennis Ogden LDS RCS Eng, BDS, DDPH (1927-2013) Dr Dennis Ogden (q BDS, The London, 1956), a longstanding supporter of The London Hospital Dental Club, sadly passed away on 7 November 2013. A fund in memory of Dennis Ogden has been set up and donations received will support scholarships and opportunities for current dental students. If you would like to contribute, please telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7790 or email alumni@qmul.ac.uk for a gift form.

Dental Centenary Fund Thank you to those of you who made a gift to the Dental Centenary Fund during this year’s Annual Fund campaign. Your support will enable us to provide scholarships for talented young people and researchers who choose to come and study Dentistry at Barts and The London and will also help us to enhance the extracurricular experience of our students by providing elective and travel bursaries. If you would like to make a gift, you can do so online at www.qmul.ac.uk/alumni/ supportingqm. Alternatively, please telephone the Development and Alumni Directorate on +44 (0)20 7882 7790.

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Institute news 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Medical Team wins Nursing Times ‘Team of the Year’ The London Organising Committee of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Medical Services, comprised of staff from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, was named Team of the Year at the 2013 Nursing Times Awards in October. Staff from the Institute of Dentistry were essential to the Medical Team, leading dental services and providing care to over 3,000 athletes and team members during the Games.

L to R: Dr Jason Niggli, Lucy Price, Professor Farida Fortune, Dr Wendy Turner and Dr Judith Jones from the Institute of Dentistry

Centre for Dental Care Professionals celebrates 30 years The pioneering Dental Hygiene/Therapy programme at the Institute of Dentistry celebrated its 30th anniversary in September 2013, making it the longest running programme in the UK. Dental hygienists and dental therapists previously trained separately to undergraduates studying Dentistry. In 1983, an integrated approach was introduced to encourage the two strands to study and work alongside each other, fostering teamwork and an

Staff, students and alumni from the Dental Hygiene/Therapy programme

understanding of each other’s roles. Other dental schools have since followed this model. With teaching excellence leading to a pass rate of almost 100 per cent each year, over 260 students have qualified from the course to date. Alumni work both in the UK and overseas as hygienists, therapists and teachers in dental education, while others continue their studies to train as dentists. Over the past 30 years, significant changes in dentistry have meant that the role of the dental hygienist/ therapist has been developed to provide the general public with more opportunities to receive oral care. Staff within the Centre for Dental Care Professionals have been instrumental in facilitating these changes through their work with the General Dental Council and the Department of Health.

Rankings success for Dentistry Dentistry at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London is ranked third in the UK in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014. The 2013 National Student Survey (NSS), a nationwide poll of final-year undergraduates on various aspects of their student experience, ranked Dentistry joint 8th. The Guardian University Guide, published last June, placed Dentistry 4th in the UK out of 15 institutions, a jump from 10th position in 2012.

Sarah Murray wins Gerald Leatherman Award

Sarah Murray (q Dip Dental Therapy, The London, 1990), Principal Dental Hygienist/Therapist Tutor in the Centre for Dental Care Professionals, won the Gerald Leatherman Award at the 2013 British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) Oral Health Conference in November. This prestigious award is given to an individual, not necessarily a dental hygienist, who has shown consistent support to the profession or to the BSDHT.

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