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28 July 2021

A. H. R. Rowe Prize

The faculty is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 A.H. Rowe Prize.

Rowe prize winners July 2021
Rowe prize winner and runner-up with judges LC Howe and Prof Banerjee

The faculty is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 A.H. Rowe Prize awarded to the student with the best record of achievement in Clinical Skills.  There were 6 candidates for the prize this year, with the final winner decided by viva examination.

After a lot of deliberation the winner was Vishali Pala and the runner-up was Candace Gratton.

The Rowe Prize is a long-standing annual prestigious UG award, given to the student who produces the best practical simulation / lab work in the BDS2 Conservative & MI Dentistry Clinical Skills course. This prize was endowed by the late Professor Jack Rowe, a past Dean of the United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas' (UMDS).

It is awarded on the basis of the quality of the practical exercises carried out during the clinical skills course and is assessed by an oral examination of the candidate's knowledge, in conjunction with a poster display of all the work the candidate has carried out in BDS2.

The examiners were Prof Banerjee (Head of Dept / Discipline, Conservative & MI Dentistry) and Mr LC Howe, a hugely respected clinician who worked at Guy's and then King's for over 30 years, ultimately heading up Restorative Dentistry at the Faculty before his retirement 6 years ago.

The standard, as always, was very high, with the quality of the practical skills and academic knowledge, a credit to those students competing and to the staff teaching them. Congratulations all.