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What is something people don't know about you?

Used to play bass guitar in a rock band that played gigs in London nightclubs. 13.

If you could be one animal, what would it be?

I think animals have it pretty bad on the whole so I don‟t think I‟d want to be one 14. What influenced your decision to enter the field of dentistry, and furthermore Dental Public Health? Didn‟t put a lot of thought into choosing dentistry …just kind of ended up in it and found it was OK.

15. Why Dental Public Health? ... Really liked the idea of understanding how dentistry affects people‟s lives and the nature of health and disease in communities. Basically liked the fact that it has a completely different perspective, uses different skills from day-to-day dentistry and can make an impact way beyond the dental clinic. 16. What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you in your days as a student, especially on the clinic? I was assisting a fellow student who was cutting a prep. The patients saliva started intermittently squirting out from his mouth like from a garden sprinkler hose and my colleague (a six foot Sikh with a Turban) almost fell off his stool because he was laughing so much. 17. What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you in your days as a student, especially on the clinic? My cons exam patient didn‟t turn up on my Final Exam day. I had been treating him for a year, did loads of crown and bridge on him and he‟d never missed an appointment before! 18.

As a lecturer, what is the one thing you hate to see a student doing?

Not showing respect for his / her patient. 19.

Any interests/hobbies?

Playing tennis. Watching and following cricket. Reading horror / Sci-Fi novels. PSP.


If you could do something other than dentistry, what would it be?



The Fill In Issue 6  

November 2008

The Fill In Issue 6  

November 2008