April 6, 2020

With so many rumours about how to care for your teeth, it can be pretty confusing trying to differentiate between fact and fiction. To rinse or not to rinse? Fluoride or no fluoride? Which mouth rinse should I use, if any? In this article I have outlined some of the ke...

October 18, 2018

Following mental health awareness week, I teamed up with ‘@Dentistsofinsta’ and www.carioustees.com to discuss some of the current issues in dentistry and their possible impact on the mental health of the profession.

Having lost a childhood friend to suicide 3...

September 10, 2018

Anyone who knows me or follows me on social media will be well aware that for the past year I have been working at the Leeds General Infirmary as a Dental Core Trainee (DCT) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. For the medics reading this, DCT is our equivalent of core t...

August 30, 2018

Start early

A lot of what admissions teams are looking for involves commitment of some sort. Dentistry requires a lot of time, effort and dedication, therefore you need to demonstrate that you have this attribute already. Whether this commitment to be a sport, a skill o...

August 17, 2018

One great thing about dentistry is the number of choices we have, whether that is the type of practice we ultimately want to work in, the things we want to focus on and the area of dentistry we want to spend more time practicing and developing. Another great thing is t...

August 13, 2018

Hello to all of Bethany's avid readers! Unfortunately, you won't be hearing from her today, I’m Dr Jabir Kazi, and I have just graduated from Newcastle University Dental School.

I’m currently on an extended holiday, in which I have travelled and begun socialising and co...

February 26, 2018

As a dental student I never really knew what to do to build and improve my CV. I felt as though most things (such as research, conferences and shadowing) had to wait until I qualified and I found it challenging to know where to start. As a qualified dentist, I’ve come...

January 5, 2018

In a high stress degree or career, is it actually possible to go through life without feeling burnt out, miserable and anxious?

If you have chosen to read this, you are probably questioning that yourself. If not, then lucky for you! I had a fairly turbulent time at univ...

December 31, 2017

So the end of 2017 is upon us and like many, you might be thinking of some New Years Resolutions. However, how many of you have considered improving your oral hygiene as one of those? It is rare I see a patient for the first time who doesn't have something they could d...

December 17, 2017

Dreading trying to fit revision in over the Christmas period? I certainly know the feeling. Therefore, I've put together my top 10 tips to help you get through.

1. Write a list 

Starting revision is similar to standing at the start line of a marathon. It can be daunting,...

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