Plymouth showcased at international dental conference

The influence of dental education at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry was emphasised at a recent international dental education conference, where Plymouth-based dental educators showcased a variety of expertise and projects.

Seven dental researchers and educators presented their work at the annual Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) conference held in Szeged, Hungary, ranging from the role of the humanities in training the next generation of dentists, to biomedicine and dental education, special care dentistry, dental students and communication skills, and perceptions of how ‘ready to practise’ recently graduated dentists are.

Activities ranged from oral presentations to posters and chairing special interest groups.

Dr Cathy Coelho was one of the Plymouth representatives at the conference. She said: 

“We were delighted to have been invited to take part in the ADEE conference in such numbers, which in itself stands testament to the high esteem in which dental education at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry is held across Europe and beyond. We were certainly given plenty of opportunity to showcase our expertise, which went down well with the audience.”