The 'Lunch and Learn' concept is a hugely successful initiative that is used in many companies around the world. We will be collaborating with Dentinal Tubules and have decided to call this initiative: "MUNCH AND LEARN"
Ali Nasser, a previous Dental Society President 2017/2018 introduced this new scheme to be a new addition to the Barts and The London DentSoc Academic Events programme and the initiative will be jointly organised by both the Dental Society and the superb, award-winning Dentalks Society.
Together, Dentalks and DentSoc will be hosting one Munch and Learn session each month on a different topic. All the sessions will be aimed at Dental Students but of course anyone is welcome to attend from Barts and The London but also any students from KCL Dental School. We will also be live streaming some sessions to other UK Dental Schools
Session #1: clinical photography
Join us on Thursday 2nd November, from 5pm in Seminar Room 3 on the 5th Floor of the Dental Institute for the first session which will be focussed on Clinical Photography.
The session will be led by two of our ST3 prosthodontic specialty trainees (Dr Ioannis Papadopoulos and Dr Michael Myint) for a workshop on dental photography. This is open to ALL students.
After a presentation covering all the essentials, there will be a practical workshop where you will all have a chance to use the cameras to learn hands-on and take some pictures of each other's teeth
Below are some photos taken during the first M+L session.
SESSION #2: POSTURE AND POSITIONING
Join us on Thursday 25th January 2018 for our second instalment of the Munch and Learn scheme.
Taking place from 5pm in Seminar Room 3, 5th Floor, Royal London Dental Hospital.
Good posture and positioning is key for dentists to avoid chronic back pain and tension which can affect their practicing career. It also allows you to have better vision and improve your work, by making positioning changes to become more efficient.
The session will be led by Dr Ali Nankali, who has written his own book on the topic of ‘Posturedontics’
Dr Nankali will be covering: • How important it is to have the right posture and position for clinicians! • Its impact on practitioners’ life outside of work! • Its influence on our work, such as on our cavity or crown prep!
The session will also answer questions like: • If we are already practicing with the wrong posture then what should we do? • Can I correct my posture after finishing dental school? • How can I get some help?
SESSION #3: CLINICAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Our third and final Munch and Learn session for the 2017/18 academic year was, again, focussed on dental photography.
By popular demand, after the hugely successful first session on the topic - we returned to photography with a. fresh perspective. The session was led by Dr Ahmed Riaz Din, a speciality trainee in Orthodontics (ST3).
A short informational lecture was followed by a hands-on practical workshop where all attendees had the opportunity to take photographs using the cameras all set up for dental photography with macro lens, ring flash etc.
Thanks to Dr Din for leading such an amazing session.
SESSION #4: COMPOSITE ARTISTRY
Our first Munch and Learn session of 18/19 was held in November on the topic of "Composite Artistry".
The session was led by Dr Shiraz Khan, who currently works as a dental surgeon, lectures internationally on aesthetic dentistry and was voted Best Young Dentist 2017 in South East.
A short lecture was followed by a hands-on practical workshop held in our state-of-the-art labs, where all attendees had the opportunity to practice the newly taught tips and tricks of posterior composite artistry. As always, the session ended in plenty of pizza!
Huge thanks to Dr Khan for leading an inspiring Munch and Learn session.
SESSIon #5: Loupes
Our first Munch and Learn of 2020/2021 was hosted with Orascoptic and was a great insight into the importance of loupes and what is out there! Thank you to Jade Dale from Orascoptic for hosting!
These sessions will compliment the BDS Curriculum with the ultimate aim being to empower our students to not just qualify as highly capable dentists but to also be well-rounded professional individuals, ready to be successful in the personal lives and professional careers. The aim of the workshop sessions is to enhance our students' professionalism.
This year, we are starting this initiative with five workshops, roughly one per month starting from October 2017. Each session will last between 45-90 minutes.