"I’ve just completed a dentistry degree, now I’m doing a medical one" - life as an aspiring maxillofacial surgeon
After five years of studying to become a dentist, you might think someone had ‘made’ their career. But Hassan Adnan is planning to become a maxillofacial surgeon – which involves obtaining a medical degree on top of his dentistry qualification.
Turning down 'The Apprentice' and playing national sport - how one dentistry student went above and beyond
Sarah Armstrong was offered a place on BBC show, The Apprentice, but as scheduling clashed with her dentistry studies, she declined. Now she has continued with business set-up alongside her work – even managing to continue playing netball for Ireland.
Inspired by a root canal – how one student became set on her dentistry career
Tatsiana Samalazava, who is originally from Belarus, was set to go into business. But after watching a video of Root Canal Instrumentation, she decided dentistry was the career for her – and, after qualifying as a dental nurse first, explains her path.
Plymouth becomes first dental school to gain Royal College of Surgeons’ centre accreditation
The University of Plymouth Peninsula Dental School has become the first dental school in the UK to gain Surgical Education Centre accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).
Grant to develop chair-side test for serious gum disease
Dr Svetislav Zaric has been awarded £14,100 by the Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust to develop a test to detect high potency LPS in the mouth, which can lead to periodontitis – an issue prevalent in ageing.
Top 10 ranking for ‘outstanding’ and ‘influential’ dental academic
Professor Liz Kay MBE, Foundation Dean of Peninsula Dental School at the University of Plymouth, has been named the sixth most influential person in the dental profession by magazine, Dentistry.
National Smile Month kick-started by MBE award
Wendy Smith, Strategic Lead for Community Engagement at the health charity Well Connected, which works closely with the Peninsula Dental School at the University of Plymouth, has collected her MBE at Buckingham Palace.
Professor Liz Kay – academic portrait
The University of Plymouth's alumni magazine: Invenite. Professor Liz Kay, academic portrait
Dental community engagement expert recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list
Wendy Smith, a long-standing member of the Peninsula Dental School and now at Plymouth charity Well Connected, has received an MBE for her work in community engagement around dental education and healthcare.