The first two major events of the Dental Society calendar have passed and succeeded in bringing the five years of dental students together. First off we had the dental society boat party. The desire to be pent up for four hours on a boat on the Thames hit sky high when the early bird tickets for the boat party sold out within 30 seconds. The fear of not being able to grasp a ticket was further shown where at the meet and greet, a queue of freshers developed, eager for a taste of the London nighttime skyline (but mostly for the bouncy castle). The evening of the Dental Society Boat Party started off with a drinks reception at the colonnade, which then proceeded to Tower Bridge, now filled with students dressed to the nines. Once aboard, the boat set off and the music started, filled with requests (something DJs usually don’t do! But DJ Shraii did! Kudos.) The rest of the evening was wonderful and ended at midnight.
The infamous pulp crawl was the next item on the agenda, and this year the word for the fancy dress was MOLAR, with each year being assigned a letter from the word so that their costume would start with that letter. The crawl started at Cargo, went onwards to Bedroom Bar, Floripa and finally Roadtrip & the work. The bars in Shoreditch that night were filled with the likes of Super Mario, a Mexican, soldiers, athletes, oompa loompas, a lettuce-man, penguins, an artist, and so many more confusing characters to see outside an establishment at night. The event was well set up by the Dental Society Committee who on the night were dressed up as Wally from Where’s Wally! They also kindly got us sorted with a free £20 Uber voucher so everyone could make it back home for a good night’s sleep before their 8.30am clinics! Overall it was a fun night, roll on next year!
Pippasha Khan, BDS1