|VDP Study Day|
|Friday, 07 June 2013|
Eighty VDPs and F1 dental trainees from Scotland and Wales visited the College on 25 January for the annual VDP Study Day. This year’s programme was designed to highlight examples of colleagues’ experiences of broader clinical life, whilst still working in practice.
Dr Brent Weller explained that the objective of the day was to demonstrate that, during a lifelong career in dentistry, not every day need be spent working flat-out in the surgery and that introducing some variety can add stimulation to a sometimes stressful working life.
Excellent presentations were given by Dr Howard Moody on his experiences in forensic dentistry with particular reference to the Lockerbie air disaster. Professor Trevor Burke discussed the value and development of clinical research in general practice and Lt Col Tim Davies presented on the work of the Defence Dental Agency – with particular focus on Army and RAF dentists working in recent military conflicts.
Further first-class talks came from CDO for Scotland, Dr Margie Taylor, the GDC’s Dr Dennis Toppin, and Dr Clive Gibson, who spoke about the RCSEd’s examinations portfolio.
Support from sponsors Wesleyan Medical Sickness and Dental Protection (MPS) helped make the event a success and a two-day symposium is planned for January 2014.