Final Year Prizes awarded at Dental Institute Graduation
King’s College London Dental Institute is very proud of the 2015/16 Final Year BDS students who were awarded prizes during the Graduation Ceremony at Southwark Cathedral on Thursday 30 June 2016.
The Final Year Prizes have a long history, some dating back to the early 19th century. More awards have been added over the years, reflecting the recognition of new developments in dental education. They represent history, modern history and new developments at King’s College London Dental Institute.
Deepak Singh Aulak was awarded the Jelf Medal and the Malleson Prize. “Winning the Jelf Medal along with the Malleson Prize has been a great personal achievement for me. A feat such as this has been the product of a continuous drive for self growth, at a university that is incredibly supportive and provides unique opportunities. I would like to thank my family and friends for always supporting me and being the source of my motivation.”
The Portsmouth Prize was nearly added this year, and awarded to the student who has added most to the ethos of the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy by providing excellent care to their patients and contributing enthusiastically to the concept of team working. Dr David Radford, Director of Clinical Studies at the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy explains: “Essentially it is for the student who most has embraced what we believe in passionately at the Academy, holistic care for our patients, and contribution in the widest sense to the whole team to enhance the “Portsmouth experience” for patients, staff and students alike.” The prize is the innovation and the generous donation of Dr Paul Hellyer who retired this summer from the Dental Institute and the Dental Academy.
Dental Institute Dean (Education), Professor Mark Woolford is an advocate of the awards. “It is always a delight to celebrate the award of the prizes we have at the Dental Institute. Many of the prizes represent benefactors from over one hundred years ago, older than most dental schools in the UK. Whilst the prizes celebrate and reward the future of dentistry we do not forget the history and personalities behind them, some of the most important founding members of the dental profession. It is a special pleasure to welcome a new award, celebrating the excellence of our collaboration with the University of Portsmouth” Professor Woolford explains.
“Being the largest school in the UK means that prize winners are truly the very best among all graduates and are to be congratulated for their effort and excellence. We are very proud of them. The Graduation Ceremony gives us the opportunity to applaud the achievement of all our students as they move on to the next stage of their careers. We have given them all we can as a foundation for the opportunities awaiting them, and offer them very best wishes for their futures.”
Final Year Prize Winners (L-R): Tessmin Ooi, Jonathan Westall, Olivia Johnson King, James Morgan, Jessie Tebbutt, Kevin Huynh, Claire Culverwell, Deepak Singh Aulak, Laura Heap, Claire Doswell.
Full list of the 2015 / 2016 Final Year BDS prize winners:
Awarded to the student who has most distinguished him or herself during his or her undergraduate career, not only in academic proficiency, but also in social and athletic activities.
Deepak Singh Aulak
A.M. Clover Prize
Awarded to the student who has best epitomised the Guy’s motto ‘Dare Quam Accipere’ by showing that it is better to give than to receive in their attitude and whole-hearted involvement in all aspects of school life during their student career.
Joint winners: Jessica Ah-Kye and Philip Walker
H. Arthur & J. Bernard Cohen Prize
Awarded for the best performance in a special examination on the subject of Anaesthetics & Sedation.
Runner-up: Tessmin Ooi
Harry Radin Prize
Awarded for the best essay on the subject of Special Care Dentistry.
Jack Wheatley Carlton Hunter Prize
Awarded to the student judged to have set the highest standard of exemplary conduct as regards courtesy, humanity and kindness in the treatment of patients.
Joint winners: Kalyanie Gengeswaran and Celine Higton
Awarded for the best report on research work carried out during the student’s clinical years in which the student has taken an active part.
Deepak Singh Aulak
Runner-up: Olivia Johnson-King
Newland Pedley Prize
Awarded to the student with the highest aggregate marks in the BDS Part 5 examinations (Finals).
Awarded to the student with the second highest aggregate marks in the BDS Part 5 examinations (Finals).
Robert Woodhouse Prize
Awarded to the student with the third highest aggregate marks in the BDS Part 5 examinations (Finals).
Alfred Woodhouse Prize
Awarded to the student with the fourth highest aggregate marks in the BDS Part 5 examinations (Finals).
Laurence Usiskin Prize
Awarded to the student with the fifth highest aggregate marks in the BDS Part 5 examinations (Finals).
Warren Birnbaum Prize
Awarded to the medically-qualified dentist with the most meritorious overall performance in the BDS Part 5 examinations (Finals).
S.J. Kaye Prize
Awarded to the student with the highest mark in the online end of course Oral Disease examination and the Oral Disease components of the final clinical reasoning examination.
Souyave Senior Class Prize in Endodontics
Awarded to the student who is most distinguished in the theory and practice of Endodontics
Runner-up: Rabia Dean
Second runner-up: Jennifer Hon
Awarded to the student who has shown the greatest inventive genius
Runner-up: Stuart Worthington
Dental Public Health Prize
Awarded to the best-performing student in the Dental Public Health in-course assessment
Academy of Operative Dentistry Award
Awarded for excellence and outstanding achievement in Operative Dentistry
Tom Pitt-Ford Prize
Awarded to the most outstanding student in the field of Endodontology
Koray Feran Prize
Awarded for the best Case Presentations as part of Clinical Finals from each of the four student teams.
Monument: Claire Culverwell
Palace: Khulod Sedawi
St. Paul’s: Claire Doswell
Thames: Luisa Ramirez
The Inman Charity Prize
Awarded to the students judged to have carried out the best original research and who, in the opinion of the judges, have the most potential for a long-term research career
Jennifer Hon and Jackline Johnson-Idan
Maurice Wohl General Dental Practice Centre Prize
Awarded to the student who has attained the highest standards of general dental practice whilst attending the Maurice Wohl General Dental Practice Centre
Certificate of Merit: Kia Alam
Certificates for Most Improved: Nathalie Lear and Vy-Thuy Nguyen
The Portsmouth Prize
Awarded to the student who has added most to the ethos of the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy by providing excellent care to their patients and contributing enthusiastically to the concept of team working
Winner: Laura Heap
Certificate of Merit: Kevin Huynh
The Sachedina Prize
Awarded to a student selected from the top six achievers in all parts of Finals examinations, who, in addition to this achievement, is also judged on their career so far and on their contribution to the Dental Institute and to King’s College London.
Winner name to come.