23 October 2018
Winners of the RCSEd Dentsply Sirona Dental Skills Competition - King's Heat
Congratulations to BDS 5 students Jolynn Koh and Bonnie Shand for taking the first and second prize respectively in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Dental Surgery Dental Skills Competition heat at King’s College London.
The senior Dental students took part in the King’s heat on Monday 22 October. During the heat, final year dental students showcased their clinical dental skills with judging provided from Dr Barry Quinn and Dr Richard Foxton. As the top student from King's, Jolynn has also won a travel and accommodation package to compete in the Grand Final of the competition taking place in Edinburgh on 28 February 2019.
As well as the RCSEd prize there were additional first and second prizes for the King’s students, gifted by Honorary Clinical Teacher, Dr Tom Bereznicki. The first and second place winners of the heat were presented with a return flight, accommodation and reasonable expenses to Chicago for the Chicago Dental Society Mid-Winter Meeting held annually in February.
The national first prize winner of the competition in Edinburgh will be awarded with a return flight, accommodation and reasonable expenses to Chicago for the Chicago Dental Society Mid-Winter Meeting held annually in February, and a Digital SLR camera design for intraoral photography. Dentsply Sirona have offered to host the winner at various receptions.
Dentsply Sirona will provide the second prize (national winner). This will be a visit to Dentsply Sirona’s facilities in Switzerland. The visit will include return flights, accommodation and reasonable expenses paid for by Dentsply Sirona.
In the event of a King’s student winning the Grand Final, with the winner of that going to the Chicago Mid Winter Meeting as part of the prize, the King’s prize will become a fund equivalent to the cost of the trip which can be drawn against to supplement attendance at other dental meetings over time.
The Grand Final of the competition will be followed by a dinner in the 500-year-old Edinburgh College at which presentations will be made to the winner and runner-up. All participants in the competition will receive a certificate of participation and two year’s affiliation with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
The top three students for the King's Heat were:
1st place: Jolynn Koh
2nd place: Bonnie Shand
3rd place: Lucy Alderson