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Word from  the  President  

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The start  of  the  year  is  exciting  for  everyone  involved  in  the  Dentistry  program:  For   24th  Feb   Dent  CAMP!  Shelly  Beach   the  DMD1s,  the  excitement  of  commencing  a  challenging  process.  For  the  DMD2s   that  sweet  relief  of  getting  through  a  Barrier  exam,  balanced  by  the  dread  that  the   1st  Mar   Welcome  Drinks   neuro  block  brings.  For  the  BDent3s  it’s  the  pressure  of  a  clinic  schedule,  while  for   15th  Mar   SUDA  Harbour  Cruise   the  BDent4s  it’s  counting  down  the  days.  Everyone  has  something  to  work  hard   towards.     21st  Mar   Interfac  Sport  Write  up:   The  social  calendar  this  year  has  been  very  successful,  in  particular  the  DMDs   Touch   throwing  themselves  into  the  social  aspects  of  the  course  with  great  vigour.  The  ever   Tennis   popular  Cruise,  SUDA  Drinks  and  RBC  have  allowed  the  years  to  mingle,  relax  and  get   Ultimate  Frisbee   to  know  one  another.  The  second  half  of  the  year  has  some  big  ones  also:  Grand   Dental  Ball  being  the  highlight.  Studies  have  indicated  that  dentists  are  some  of  the   10th  May     Juniors  vs  Students   classiest  people  in  existence,  and  the  Grand  Dental  Ball  is  a  perfect  opportunity  to   Soccer   th show  that.  Get  dressed  up,  appreciate  how  amazing  all  your  classmates  look,  and   18  May   Roland  Bryant  Cup   make  some  memories.     8th  Jul     Showcasing  Dent  @  USyd   It’s  not  all  roses  and  puppies  though,  and  we  need  to  m ark  the  sad  story  of  Dr  Steven   Naoum  announcing  that  he  is  leaving  the  faculty.  He’s  heading  to  WA  to  be  closer  to   9th-­‐14th  Jul   ADSA  Convention   his  family,  and  allow  the  Perth  Glory  to  continue  to  let  him  down  in  their  home   stadium.  Anyone  associated  with  the  clinics  knows  how  hard  he  works,  his  passion   for  the  student  body  and  how  he  will  be  missed.  SUDA  would  like  to  extend  thanks  to   6/13/20th  Sep   Rugby   him  for  his  work,  and  wish  him  all  the  best.     27th  Sep   Dent  Cocktail  Night   There   is   a   very   good   chance   that   the   majority   of   you   reading   this   will   walk   out   of   24th  Nov   Dentistry  Graduation  Ball   Sydney   University   with   a   degree,   but   not   all   of   you   will   get   everything   out   of   the   course   that   you   can.   Make   friends-­‐   they   become   colleagues   in   the   future.   Make   27th  Nov   Cricket-­‐  Jennings  Shield   memories   with   friends-­‐   they   become   a   network   which   can   help   you   for   the   rest   of   your   life.   We   will   all   be   entering   a   small   community   of   practitioners,   and   getting   involved  with  the  social/community/sporting  events  is  the  best  way  to  solidify  those   connections  within  the  group.  

Looking Ahead  

David Thode,  SUDA  President    


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Dent Camp   After  a  tough  few  weeks  of  realizing   just  what  they've  gotten  themselves   into,  it  was  once  again  time  for  the   First  Years  to  make  the  trip  up  to   Shelly  Beach  for  Dent  Camp  2013.     By  Friday  evening,  our  fantastic   kitchen  staff  was  grilling  up  sausages   faster  than  we  could  eat  them,  and   the  drinks  started  flowing.  We  made   our  way  down  to  the  beach  shortly   after  where  the  drinks  and  good   times  continued  late  into  the  night.  Saturday  morning  rolled  around  far  too  early  for  most,  but  the  sun  was  shining  and  the   beach  was  waiting  so  it  was  time  to  get  out  of  our  sandy,  sweaty  beds  and  start  the  day.  Everybody  had  a  great  time  at  the   beach  throwing  around  the  Frisbee,  playing  volleyball,  swimming,  and  just  relaxing  in  the  sun.  That  afternoon  we  had  the   Mentoring  Session  with  the  upper  year  students,  who  gave  advice  on  how  best  to  handle  the  heavy  DMD  course  load  and  then   answered  any  questions  the  first  years  had  about  the  program.  This  session  helped  us  a  ton  last  year,  and  we  hope  the  first   years  felt  the  same  way  this  year.  Then  it  was  back  down  to  the  beach  to  catch  the  last  few  rays  of  the  day.     After  stuffing  ourselves  on  way  too  m uch  pizza  on  Saturday  night,  we  implemented  the  “No  Toga,  No  Drinks”  policy.  Needless   to  say  the  togas  came  out  fairly  quickly  and  the  party  got  started.  Congratulations  to  Poon-­‐Yu,  Minh-­‐Thu,  and  Michael  on  their   award-­‐winning  togas,  earning  them  each  a  gift  certificate  to  Westfield!  Congratulations  and  enjoy  guys!  Once  again  we  made   our  way  down  to  the  beach  early  (keeping  security  happy)  and  continued  the  shenanigans  into  the  night.  That  is  until  the   storm  that  was  looming  over  us  all  weekend  finally  hit,  and  we  had  to  run  for  our  lives  back  to  the  cabins!  On  Sunday  morning   we  got  out  of  our  now  very  wet,  sandy,  sweaty  beds,  had  breakfast,  packed  up  and  got  ready  to  leave.     We  hope  everyone  left  with  a  bunch  m ore  friends  than  they  came  with,  a  better  grasp  of  what  to  expect  from  the  course,  and   some  really  good  memories  to  last  you  through  the  tough  times  ahead.  Thanks  to  everybody  for  coming  out  and  sharing  the   weekend  with  us!  We  hope  you  enjoyed  yourselves  as  m uch  as  we  did  and  can’t  wait  for  it  all  again  next  year!  

Laura Raguine  &  Jon  Mitchell  (DMD  2)  

SUDA Welcome  drinks  

Once again  the  SUDA  Welcome  Drinks  went  off  with  a   bang,  this  time  at  the  newly  refurbished  GT’s  Hotel.  It   was  a  great  opportunity  for  the  new  DMD  and  BOH  first   years  to  meet  with  students  in  older  years  and  of  course   for  old  friends  in  the  senior  years  to  catch  up  after  the   summer  break.    Some  recently  departed  faces  also  made   an  appearance  and  shared  tales  of  finding  jobs  out  in  the   real  world  away  from  SDH  and  Westmead.   The  beer  flowed  and  the  spring  rolls  were  sprung,  with   the  party  going  on  well  into  the  night.  Special  mention   should  be  made  of  the  celebrity  appearance  of  A/Prof.   Hans  Zoellner  who  made  the  trek  all  the  way  in  from  the   Westmead  pathology  labs  to  be  there.    

The great  night  out  certainly  set  the  standard  for  the  big  social  events  yet  to  come  in  2013!     Charlie  Thompson  (BDent  3)  

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SUDA Harbour  Cruise   A  boat  full  of  heroes  and  villains  set  sail  from  King   St  Wharf  on  the  15th  of  March,  and  although  it   may  be  hard  to  believe,  beneath  the  masks,   capes,  and  face  paint  were  really  dental  students   (and  a  few  randoms  who  managed  to  smuggle   aboard!).     The  20  Ninja  Turtles  were  delighted  to  discover   that  pizza  was  on  the  menu  for  dinner,  and  the  30   Sailor  Moons  were  equally  excited  about  the   rockin’  dance  floor!     Although  there  were  many  great  and  creative   costumes  (with  the  SUDA  president  once  again   flaunting  his  stuff  in  a  not-­‐so-­‐modest   Frankenfurter  outfit)  there  could  only  be  one   winner  of  the  Best  Costume  contest;    Xiao  Jin  of   BDent3  took  the  title  with  his  cheeky  Hamburglar   costume,  and  was  eventually  awarded  a  $50  Myer   voucher  his  efforts.     Whether  it  was  a  night  to  remember,  or  a  night   one  struggled  to  remember,  everyone  had  a   blast,  and  we  can’t  wait  for  more  maritime   adventures  again  next  year.       (Special  thanks  to  Michael   Skilbeck  for  organising  it   all!)   Alissa  Lukomskyj  (BDent  3)        

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Interfaculty Sport  

the cricket  competition,  narrowly  losing  by  a   very  small  margin.  Even  with  a  hectic  schedule   there  have  always  been  a  large  crowd  of   spectators  from  their  fellow  2nd  years,  with  the   vast  majority  of  the  year  getting  involved.  The   level  of  participation  and  support  from  DMD2   this  year  has  been  an  unprecedented  turnout  in   the  faculties  history,  and  have  thus  set  a  very   high  bar  for  the  coming  cohorts  to  follow.     Asef  Anwar  (DMD  2)  

This year  in  Interfaculty  sports,  Dentistry  is   currently  sitting  at  4th  place  amongst  all  the   faculties  at  Sydney  Uni.  Usually  represented  by   the  2nd  years,  they  have  participated  in  ALL  of  the   sporting  events  thus  far  and  were  even   champions  of  the  Ultimate  Frisbee  leg  of  the   series,  the  first  win  our  faculties  history  to  win  an   interfaculty  sports  event!  DMD2  have  always   come  up  with  full  squads,  who  were  all  very   willing  and  determined  to  participate.  They  came   up  short  in  the  semi  finals  for  touch  footy  and  in  

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Juniors vs  Seniors   Indoor  Soccer  Match   Something   that   has   been   missing   is   some   friendly   competition   between   the   staff   and   the   students.   With   Dr   Naoum   a   soccer   fanatic,   an   indoor   soccer   game  was  almost  ready  to  go  until  his  second   child   rudely   interrupted   the   plans.   Congratulations   Dr   Naoum!  And  all  the  best  in  Perth  from  now  too,  you   will  be  missed!     Despite   the   minor   set   back,   the   date   was   kept   for   what   was  supposed   to  be   a   friendly   game  between   the   junior   students   and   the   senior   students   of   the   faculty,   but   it   sure   did   bring   out   the   competitive   nature  out  of  everyone.  The   juniors  team  consisted   of   representatives   from   BOH1/DMD1/DMD2     while   the   seniors   were   made   up   of   BOH2/BOH3/BDent3/BDent4  students.     The  standard  was  impressively  high  and  fast  paced   with   the   game   on   edge.   Some   vocal   spectators   elevated   the   atmosphere   on   the   sideline,   which   made   the   event   all   the   more   enjoyable   by   all   involved.       A   Lionel   Messi-­‐esque   goal   from   Eyleen   Cheng   of   BDent3   looked   to   have   secured   the   win   for   the   seniors  after  making  Naheed  Janmohamed  (DMD2)   in  goals  look  silly.  Not  long  before  the  final  whistle  

though, Igor   Milanovic   (DMD1)   scored   from   long   range  (easy   with  the  massive   head   there  big  fella)  to   level  the   scores  for  the   juniors   and  force   the  tie  to  a   penalty  shoot-­‐out.       It  was  a  tight  and  nerve  wracking  shoot-­‐out,  with  the   Juniors   finally   winning   3-­‐2   after   Ihsan   let   in   an   easy   save   against   DMD2’s   Priyanka   Ponna’s   powerful?   shot.     Thanks  to   all   those   who   played   and  also   those   who   watched.  It   was   thoroughly  enjoyable   and  feedback   is  that  everyone  is  wanting  round  2!  So  keep  an  eye   out   for   the   second   edition,   hopefully   with   the   staff   vs  students  leg  too.     Ihsan  Savran  (BDent  3)  

Have you  been  procrastinating  and  consuming  copious   quantities  of  cariogenic  foods  through  baking?     Some  students  have  been  showing  off  their  baking  prowess  and   potentially  their  sad  affliction  with  teeth.  Impressive   nonetheless,  check  out  Eyleen  Cheng  of  BDent3’s  efforts!   Baked  or  made  something  impressive?     Shoot  us  some  pictures  and  we’ll  share  it  with  all  the  students  in   the  next  edition!  -­‐  isav5686@uni.sydney.edu.au

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Roland Bryant  Cup  

Sydney. Orange.  The  much  anticipated  clash  of   NSW’s  best  (and  only)  dental  schools  came  head  to   head  on  the  18th  of  May,  2013.  Of  course  I  am   referring  to  the  annual  Roland  Bryant  Cup.  The  RBC   is  a  best-­‐of-­‐five  sports  series  which  this  year   comprised  of  men's  and  women's  soccer,  mixed   touch  football,  women's  netball  and  men’s   basketball.       This  was  the  4th  edition  of  the  cup  with  CSU   emerging  victorious  in  the  previous  three  years.   Unfortunately  for  Sydney,  CSU  stormed  to  another   victory  picking  up  wins  in  the  first  four  sports,  with   Sydney  regaining  some  pride  in  the  men's   basketball  at  the  end  of  the  day.       As  competitive  as  the  sports  were,  this  weekend   was  about  more  than  that.  After  each  year  the   bond  between  CSU  and  Sydney  grows  that  much   more.  New  friendships  and  connections  were  made   6  

with future  colleagues.     Special  thanks  goes  out  to  CSU  for  hosting  and   planning  the  day.  The  event  was  a  great  success   with  all  the  students  who  travelled  up  to  Orange   enjoying  the  experience  out  on  the  sports  field  and   out  on  the  social  scene,  not  to  mention  the   enormous  bonfire,  a  first  for  many  of  us  city   slickers     Thanks  also  goes  to  the  ADA  who,  without  their   support,  we  would  not  be  able  to  put  together   such  an  event.       2013  was  another  fine  edition  to  the  RBC  and  here's   hoping  that  next  year  Sydney  can  finally  get  that   elusive  victory.     Eujen  Pillay   BDent  3  Sports  Representative    


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Showcasing Dentistry   at  USyd  

On 8th  July  2013  we  had  the  privilege  to  display  our   exceptional  facilities  to  a  handful  of  eager  young   students  who  are  interested  in  dentistry  via  The  Big   Picture  program.    The  Big  Picture  program  had   selected  20  senior  high  school  students  from  various   schools  in  New  South  Wales  based  on  academic   merit,  interest  and  a  desire  to  prepare  for   professional  education.       Students  were  given  a  brief  introductory  lecture  on   dentistry  and  the  structure  of  the  dentistry  program   at  Sydney.    They  were  also  given  details  on  the   admissions  process,  academic  life,  and  student  life.      

The tour  of  the  facilities  began  in  the  simulation   clinic  where  students  were  shown  the  simulation   pods,  equipment,  typodonts,  and  all  of  the   required  instruments  and  fixtures  that  make  up   our  state  of  the  art  simulated  clinical  environment.     The  students  were  then  taken  to  patient  clinic   where  they  were  able  to  see  standard  workstation   setup,  how  to  handle  patients,  and  proper   infection  control.    Lastly  the  tour  was  taken  to  the   prosthodontics  lab.      Students  were  shown  tools   used  for  prosthodontics,  workstations,  and  a   variety  of  removable  prosthetic  devices.     The  tour  concluded  with  a  question  and  answer  session  where  students  were  able  to  ask  DMD1   students  a  myriad  of  questions  and  gained  a  first  hand  insights  into  life  as  a  dental  student.    We  wish  to   have  shed  some  light  and  spark  additional  interest  in  dentistry  in  these  bright  young  individuals  and   hope  to  see  them  again  as  prospective  dental  students.       *A  special  thanks  to  the  volunteers  and  faculty  who  were  able  to  come  together  and  make  this  event   such  a  success.   -­‐  Gurkhi  Malhi  (DMD  1)     8  


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Issue 1,  2013  

From the  9th  to  the  13th  of  July,  dental  students  from  around  the  country   congregated  in  Adelaide  for  the  2013  Australian  Dental  Students’   Association  (ADSA)  annual  Convention.  15  Sydney  University  students   headed  over  for  a  week  filled  w ith  amazing  guest  lecturers  and  fantastic   social  events  that  showed  off  the  best  of  what  Adelaide  had  to  offer.  

During the  day  delegates  hears  from  some  of   Adelaide’s  finest  academics,  which  included  a  lively   debate  between  a  specialists  about  the  placement   of  Implants;  a  lecture  on  the  use  of  Invisalign  in   orthodontics;  and  a  talk  on  cutting  edge  research   about  the  use  of  stem  cells  in  dentistry.  We  also  had   some  hands  on  activities  in  of  Adelaide  Uni’s  brand   new  simulation  clinic  and  a  face  painting  anatomy   workshop  which  was  rather  entertaining.   The  social  events  included  the  Meet  and  Greet  on   the  first  night  where  NSW  came  in  at  a  respected   second  place  in  the  boat  races.  Wednesday  night   saw  delegates  going  on  a  pub  crawl  around   Adelaide’s  finest  establishments.  On  Thursday   afternoon  delegates  went  on  a  wine  tour  around  the   Barossa  Valley  and  in  the  evening  there  w as  a  casual   jazz  night  by  the  Torrens  River.  Friday  night  saw   delegates  dressed  up  in  their  scariest  outfits  for  the   ‘undead’  party  which  was  one  of  the  craziest  and   best  nights  at  convention.  Saturday  was  the  last  day   of  convention  with  delegates  dressing  up  in  their   finest  outfits  for  the  ‘fire  and  ice’  cocktail  ball.  It  was   a  great  way  to  finish  off  an  awesome  week  of   making  new  friends,  learning  about  cutting  edge   technologies  and  experiencing  a  new  University  and   City.    

I’d also  like  to  give  a  special  shout  out  to  the  amazing   Caroline  Bowman  (BDent4),  the  outgoing  ADSA  secretary   for  all  her  hard  work  throughout  the  year,  and  to  our   wonderful  liaison  officer  Ihsan  Savran  (BDent3)  for  doing   such  a  great  job.  And  congratulations  to  the  USyd   students  who  are  on  the  new  ADSA  committee,  Audrey   Irish  (DMD2)  as  President,  James  Tran  (BDent3)  as  the   Website  Officer  and  Darian  Karunaikumar  (DMD1)as  the   liaison  officer.  I  hope  we  can  get  more  Sydney  students  at   the  2014  ADSA  convention  up  in  the  Gold  Coast,  it  looks   like  it’s  set  to  be  one  of  the  best  yet!       Audrey  Irish  (DMD  2)   10  


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Facebow

Issue 1,  2013  

   

Rugby That's  right  the  rumors  are  true!       -­‐  Joseph-­‐I-­‐featured-­‐in-­‐season-­‐one-­‐Saouma  is   returning  from  retirement,     -­‐  Alex-­‐my-­‐barber-­‐calls-­‐me-­‐Ax-­‐Ryan  has  been   hitting  the  bike  and  is  faster  over  forty  than  ever,   and     -­‐Redgy-­‐ohhh-­‐man-­‐I-­‐should-­‐have-­‐gone-­‐to-­‐Ax's-­‐ barber-­‐Cayetano  has  bulked  up  to  high  heavens!!   Fill  this  space  

You’ve seen  the  Facebook  photos,  you’ve   'liked'  the  shots  of  the  infamous  3  Jimmy's   (Thai  Nguyen  &  Elk)  and  you've  reported  Trev   with  his  shirt  off.  NOW  its  time  to  back  up  your   HUGE  effort  in  2013  with  a  tremendous  turn   out  in  Sept  2014  when  the  lads  defend  the   title!!     Luckily  for  you,  people  like  David  Thode  and   James  El  Khoury  have  been  putting  in  some   major  hours  in  the  off  season  brewing  a  storm   of  support!  Your  decision  to  get  involved  has   become  easier  -­‐  the  Dentistry   men  and  women  of  Sydney   greater  have  decided  to  jump  on   the  bandwagon-­‐  DASUS  have   teamed  up  with  SUDA  to  provide   all  supporters  with  drinks  and   feed!!  Yeeeew!     Tom  Shumack  (BDent  4)     2013  Draw:   -­‐  6th  Sept:  Dent  v  Vet     (Dent  Alumni  event)   -­‐  13th  Sept:  Dent  v  Pharm   -­‐  20th  Sept:  Dent  v  Med     Hope  to  see  you  there!!  

SUDA Facebow 2013  

Facebow is the newsletter published by the Sydney University Dental Association. This is the single 2013 edition.

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