BSP Undergraduate Group

In 2019, one of our strategic aims was to further support undergraduate students and help them develop their knowledge of periodontology and implant dentistry. Our long-term goal being to support all levels of members, from early in their career until retirement.

A New Generation of Representatives

We have Undergraduate membership and annual awards and prizes for research, thereby reflecting our commitment to progression and innovation. In addition, we have now appointed 2 Dental Students and 1 Hygiene/Therapy Student from each UK Dental/Hygiene Therapy School to be BSP Undergraduate Representatives.

The first BSP Undergraduate meeting took place at King's College, London on Friday 14th June 2019. It was a great opportunity for the newly appointed representatives to meet each other, learn more about the BSP and talk about our area of specialty. 

BSP Undergraduate Committee 2020/21

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Chair

Brinder Singh Shergill

The University of Glasgow

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Past Chair

Dominic Clark-Roberton

The University of Bristol

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Vice-Chair

Jay Patel

The University of Leeds

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Secretary

Lizzie Briggs

The University of Dundee

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Hygiene & Therapy Liaison

Gamze Eroglu

The University of Dundee

"By Students, For Students" Webinars

In February 2019, we hosted the first “by Students, for Students" webinar. Presented by students from the University of Bristol, the free student event was a huge success. We were incredibly proud of the student team for working so hard on this initiative and presenting such a professional and informative webinar. We had over 700 listening live on the night, with many dental schools screening the webinar to groups of students in lecture theatres. 
Reflecting on the incredibly positive feedback, the BSP further encouraged these educational practices of peer learning in which students interact with each other to develop their understanding and knowledge of periodontology and have since hosted several more student webinars. 

"By Students, For Students" Webinars:

  • March 2019 - The New Periodontal Classification - The University of Bristol
  • October 2019 - SDCEP Changing Patient Behaviour - The University of Dundee
  • April 2020 - Use of local and systemic antimicrobials in periodontal disease - The University of Birmingham
  • July 2020 - The Aetiology, Diagnosis and treatment of the Perio-Endo lesion - The University of Manchester

We look forward to working with other dental schools as part of our educational programme for next year. We hope that these webinars will inspire Undergraduates and help us to develop the future generation of our specialty.

UK Dental Schools - BSP Undergraduate Representatives 2020

Aberdeen Institute of Dentistry
 

Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

  • Mohammed Islam 
  • Marina Dourou 
  • Abubakar Baana 

Birmingham Dental Hospital, School of Dentistry, Hygiene and Therapy
 

Belfast: Queen's University of Belfast, School of Dentistry

  • Todd Smyth

Bristol Dental Hospital & School

  • Dominic Clark-Roberton
  • Melissa Hughes
  • Taha Alibhai  
  • Serena Dodhia

Cardiff University School of Dentistry
 

Dundee Oral Health Sciences, Division of Restorative Dental Sciences, Dental Hospital & School

  • Lizzie Briggs
  • Gamze Eroglu

Edinburgh Dental Institute, The University of Edinburgh
 

Essex: Oral Health Sciences, University of Essex

 

Glasgow:University of Glasgow Dental School

  • Brinder Shergill

Glasgow: School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, Glasgow Dental Hospital
 

Inverness, UHI School of Oral Health Science
 

Kings College, London: School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene and Therapy
 

Leeds: School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine & Health University of Leeds

  • Jay Patel

Liverpool: School of Dentistry, University of Liverpool
 

Manchester: Oral Health Science Dental School, University of Manchester
 

Newcastle University, School of Dental Sciences

  • Krishnan Pandya 
  • Sohum Pandya 
  • Maxine Levy 

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry), University of Plymouth
 

Portsmouth: University of Portsmouth Dental Academy

  • Abigail Eades

Preston: School of Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire

  • Matthew Davies
  • Rosheen Fatima

Salford: The Greater Manchester School for DCP's
 

Sheffield: School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield
 

Teesside University