Clinical Skills final – line-up confirmed!

Dentsply Sirona lists the finalists in this year’s Dental Clinical Skills Competition.

Whilst it’s been getting steadily colder outside, things have really been ‘hotting up’ amongst competitive undergraduate final year students!

December saw the last of the heats of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and Dentsply Sirona Dental Clinical Skills Competition, a competition with the aim of discovering the UK and Ireland’s most skilled undergraduate dentist. Over 400 final-year students competed in crown preparation skills in the 18 dental schools involved in the competition across the British Isles.

The final heat took place on Monday 17 December at the University of Dundee, and the final line-up is now confirmed. Heat winners will meet at the grand final at the RCSEd on 28 February 2019, where they will be set a number of different challenges to determine who is the most skilled. This will be followed by a dinner and presentations at the college.

 Location  Winner
 University of Aberdeen  Glen Ward
 Queens University Belfast  Li Chi Teng
 University of Birmingham  Bhawandeep Singh
 University of Bristol  Michelle Cham
 Cardiff University  Sara Hussain
 Cork University Dental School  Janine Koutsaris
 Trinity College Dublin  Usman Hussain
 University of Dundee  Pei Jia Loh
 University of Glasgow  Grant Rutherford
 Kings College London  Jolynn Koh
 University of Leeds  Esme Grange
 University of Liverpool  Aiden Yates
 University of Manchester  Modhi Aldihani
 Newcastle University  David Cobbett
 Plymouth University  Martyna Polus
 Queen Mary, University of London  Samarth Shetty
 University of Sheffield  Daniel Crocker
 University of Central Lancashire  Viveca Valimaa

Prizes, provided by Dentsply Sirona, include a travel and accommodation package to attend the 2020 Chicago Dental Society Conference and a digital SLR camera designed for intraoral photography!

Now in its seventh year, the aim of the competition is to complement the basic dental skills taught at undergraduate level in the UK and Ireland and foster self-improvement and excellence in postgraduate dentistry.

To find out more about the Dental Skills Competition and follow what’s happening in the run-up to the final, go to or follow the RCSEd Faculty of Dental Surgery on social media via @RCSEdFDS or #dentalskillscomp.

To find out more about the extensive range of Dentsply Sirona dental solutions, materials and equipment, please visit or call us on 01932 853 422.

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