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It is hard to believe that this year the British Dental Association will be celebrating its 130th birthday! Among the organisation's many laudable accomplishments over the years, one aspect in particular stands out as worthy of a mention: the Association's continuous support for the Benevolent Fund.
The ten papers listed below are the articles that have been downloaded most frequently from the BDJ website between 1 January and 31 August 2008. The BDJ would like to congratulate the authors of these papers and thank all the authors who have chosen to publish their work with the BDJ in 2008.
The BDA recently carried out a postal survey assessing levels of debt in dental school students. The survey was completed by over 600 student BDA members between May and July 2008 and covered three main topic areas: debt levels, income sources, and career aspirations. This article briefly outlines the survey's findings and some of their implications for future dentistry.
The events team at the British Dental Association have an exciting programme of seminars and conferences scheduled over the coming months. Anyone who attends a BDA event will find it an invaluable learning experience and a great opportunity to pick up verifiable CPD points. Here Tina Smith details the various launch events, conferences and repeats of some of the more popular seminars that will provide something of interest for all dental team members.
Volunteering on dental programmes abroad can not only be a valuable learning experience for the dentist volunteering, but can also provide the opportunity for them to help educate and train much-needed clinicians in the country they visit. One such programme is the Bridge2Aid Dental Volunteer Programme in Tanzania. Here Jennie Harvey describes the programme and what is involved.
Continuing education in dentistry is always a hot topic and the GDC's announcement of the introduction of a process of revalidation for dentists has increased the temperature even further. In this article, the GDC answer some key questions about revalidation, what it means for you as a dentist, what will be involved and when it will begin.