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Full time students invited to enter essay competition

BDJ Team volume 4, Article number: 17004 (2017) | Download Citation


The Committee of the Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry (ABSTD) is holding an essay prize competition for all students in full time programmes related to dentistry and oral health, with a first prize equivalent to €1,000.

The competition is to encourage interest in and engagement with basic sciences. The title of the essay for the competition, which has been chosen by the committee, is: ‘Discuss how new technology is paving the way for personalised dentistry’.

Entries should be a reflective analysis of the topic within the scope of the basic and applied sciences which underpin dentistry. Entries should demonstrate integration of knowledge from across a range of relevant scientific disciplines, must reflect an understanding of contemporary scientific advances and be supported by reference to the appropriate literature.

Entries should be submitted to Jon Bennett, President of ABSTD, as a Word document to by Friday 31 March 2017.

Entrants are advised to read the competition regulations at

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