Dr Alun Rees BDS, The Dental Business Coach, graduated from Newcastle University and started his career as an oral surgery resident, before working as an associate in a range of different practices. With this solid foundation, Alun went on to launch two practices in the space of just 15 months, a challenge in the toughest economic conditions. After years of hard work Alun finally sold his dental business in 2005.
Alun's background and experience give him a strong understanding of what others go through to build a successful practice. He has seen many different approaches and learned his own lessons in the real world. He is an accepted authority of practice organisation and management and has written and presented widely on the subject.
Heart Your Smile, Akshya Patra, BACD, BDA Enfield
DentSoc's second composite masterclass was a massive success. Our BDS4 students were lucky enough to learn how to do an aesthetic class IV composite restoration, employing advanced techniques such as tints, layering and dyes. A special thanks to Dr Subir Banerji, Dr Shamir Mehta and our sponsors Coltene, Garrison, 3M, Dental Protection and DDU. We're looking forward to the next one!
With particularly unique interests Dr Ahlowalia has worked alongside a wide range of health care workers from hypnotherapists, clinical and behavioural psychologists running workshops for the dysfunctional, special educators working with autistics and dyslexics to of course dental surgeons as well as cosmetic & plastic surgeons.
In 2007 Dr Ahlowalia was selected to be the face of dentistry for the show Extreme Makeover UK taking on some of the most complex dental reconstructions ever seen on TV.
As well as having taught all aspects of technical and comprehensive dental care at The Pankey Institute, Florida & for Spear Education at The Scottsdale Centre for Dentistry, Arizona, Dr Ahlowalia now lectures internationally on the psychological aspects and art of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery both dental & medical & how to combine that ‘art ‘ with the ‘science’ of facial aesthetic surgery, skills that use entirely different parts of the brain.
It is an indescribable feeling to have won the Aaron Gurmail award this year.
Currently many of us encounter daily problems, the stresses of work and exams, but there are others struggling to provide even basic food for themselves and their families. In London alone for example we encounter dozens of homeless individuals every single week. By doing outreach and showing kindness, I just hope it will inspire others to realise the endless potential that we all have, to easily help others. Most of all, it will benefit someone who really needs it an immeasurable way.
A candle never loses its light by lighting another and there is always someone out there who needs help. I strongly feel it is our responsibility, to together ensure others receive the same support and opportunities that we may do, to live happy full lives, just as many of us are blessed to be leading right now. I am incredibly grateful to the King's College London Dental School, the Dental Society and to all those who voted for this prestigious award.
It serves as a testament that we should all strive to be the best we can towards others, just as Aaron was, and that selflessness, compassion and kindness, are what contribute towards giving life a true meaning and a purpose.
Thank you all
Congrats on getting a place to the second DentSoc composite course on Monday 21st of November. The course is on floor 20 5-8PM, if you're on the list (attached) you have a place and will be emailed confirming this. You must reply to the email we send to confirm your attendance, if we don't get a reply to the email by 5PM on Saturday the 19th November we'll have to reallocate your place to a student on the waiting list so please don't miss your chance for such an amazing opportunity.
If you can no longer attend email us! Look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Thank you to all those who attended part 1 of the DentSoc Talks. Images can be viewed by clicking the button below.
DentSoc's first ever composite masterclass was a massive success. Our BDS5 students were lucky enough to learn how to do an aesthetic class IV composite restoration, employing advanced techniques such as tints, layering and dyes. A special thanks to Dr Subir Banerji, Dr Shamir Mehta and our sponsors Coltene, Garrison, 3M, Dental Protection and DDU. We're looking forward to the next one!
The Singing Dentist
Milad Shadrooh, better known as the Singing Dentist is a new international superstar!! Having recently found stardom he's lecturing for the Dental Society at King's, talking about his journey as the "Singing Dentist". He'll share with us how it all started, his journey so far and the impact his work has had in such a short space of time. Milad will also be sharing a sneak preview of a new song he's been working on, exclusively for the Dental Society and the Dental School. Come along to see the man himself, don’t miss your chance to get an autograph and a much desired selfie with those eyebrows!
Meet the Singing Dentist at the first instalment of the Annual DentSoc Talks this Tuesday 15th at 5:30PM in New Hunts House Lecture Theatre 1.
See below for some of his work.
Congrats on getting a place to the first ever DentSoc composite course on Monday 14th November. The course is on floor 20 5-8PM, if you're on the list (attached) you have a place and have been emailed confirming this. You must reply to the email we sent to confirm your attendance, if we don't get a reply to the email by 5PM on Saturday 12th November we'll have to reallocate your place to a student on the waiting list so please don't miss your chance for such an amazing opportunity.
If you can no longer attend email us! Look forward to seeing you on Monday!
"Passionate about Prosthetics": From simple prosthetic dentistry to complex implant prosthodontics.
In this presentation Susan will explain how an understanding of some of the most basic prosthetic techniques is of paramount importance when restoring patients with large implant restorations, reducing the chance of complications and increasing patient satisfaction. She will show examples of her approach to full arch implant prosthodontics as a life changing treatment for patients in situations from minimal jaw resorption to where there is extreme atrophy. Susan is a leading dentist and a great role model for aspiring dentists so don’t miss out on hearing her speak.
We hope all those who attended the evening talk found it interesting and useful in preparation for your electives.
Thank you to Anisha Panchal for taking the photos.
The winners of the DentSoc Trade Fayre are as follows...
1st prize iPad - Tanisha
2nd prize champagne - Natasha
3rd prize chocolates- Harleen
*DENTSOC COMPOSITE COURSE*
Do you want to perfect your anterior composite restorations? For the first time ever DentSoc are running a composite course led by none other than the tutors of the KCL Aesthetics Masters Programme.
-The session will be led by Dr Subir Banerji and Dr Shamir Mehta and assisted by distinguished King's Alumni.
-Dr Banerji will kindly be awarding the student with the best composite build up his book with lots of aesthetic tips for FFREE!
-Gaining a place at the event will be on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your place visit the DentSoc website and click EVENTS to sign up…
-If you've been successful in gaining a place to attend the course you'll be emailed with further details in due course. The course is free to attend!
-Reservations for the course open tomorrow (Tuesday 8th November 18:00).
Good luck and lots of love,
Thinking about going on an elective this year? Want to know more? Come along to the talk this...
- Wednesday 9th November 2016
- 17:30 - 18:30
- Tower Lecture Theatre
There will be a talk from the institute and Year 5 Students followed by a Q & A session.
NOTE: Free handouts will be available to the first 60 students.
Trade Fayre organised by the Dental Society was a great success this year. Featuring a total of over 15 dental companies and was attended by over 500 students and staff.
Have a look at the photos from the event!
DentSoc Trade Fayre will be taking place tomorrow on Floor 18 from 11AM - 3PM.
The event will feature 17 dental companies with the chance to network, learn and grab a few freebies.
Free PIZZA will also be available to all those attend. Also, don't miss out on a chance to win a pair of loupes and an ipod shuffle as part of the raffle.
Royal Navy Dental Cadetship
Karolyn John, a fourth year dental student at KCL, has recently been awarded a cadetship with the Royal Navy. The prestigious bursary is awarded to a very select few successful applicants who pass the Royal Navy’s Admiralty Interview Board (AIB), an intensive two day selection process involving formal interviews plus various mental and physical tasks. She will receive a salary from the Royal Navy for the final two years of study and the rank of Acting Surgeon Sub Lieutenant (D). “I am absolutely delighted and very proud to have been selected for this award” said Karolyn. “Alongside dentistry the Royal Navy has been a great interest of mine for some time and I am looking forward to combining the two in a challenging and rewarding career.”
Karolyn has been a keen member of the London University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) for the past three years which gives students an extremely good insight into naval life. Members get to experience a variety of maritime activities at sea aboard HMS Puncher, one of the navy’s 21 meter Archer class patrol ships, as well as being involved in a number of social events, both formal and informal throughout the university year.
Before beginning the dental course Karolyn studied Anatomy, Developmental and Human Biology at King’s, achieving BSc (Hons) in 2013.