Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Top tips on reflection for dental students

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Rent or buy this article

Prices vary by article type



Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout


  1. Dewey J. How We Think. A Restatement of the Relation of Reflective Thinking to the Educative Process. DC Heath and Company, Boston, 1933.

  2. General Dental Council. Enhanced CPD scheme 2018. Available online at: (accessed April 2023).

  3. Barksby J, Butcher N, Whysall A. A new model of reflection for clinical practice. Nursing Times 2015; 111: 21-23.

  4. Campbell F, Rogers H. Through the looking glass: a review of the literature surrounding reflective practice in dentistry. Br Dent J 2022; 232: 729-734.

  5. Hampton M. Written reflective writing: Assignments a basic introduction. Reflective writing: a basic introduction. University of Portsmouth. 2010. Available online at: (accessed April 2023).

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Nicole Hasoon.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Hasoon, N., Smith, A., Ridsill Smith, D. et al. Top tips on reflection for dental students. BDJ Student 30, 12–14 (2023).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


Quick links