During Freshers' Week we held the first "Inter- Dental Education Centre Quiz" to welcome the new 2nd Year BDS students and allow everyone to meet the new Orthodontic Therapists. It was held in the Foster Building and was very well attended.
Our regional British Dental Association also held a joint UCLan "Study Day" where Dentists and Specialists from across the region came together to hear renowned lecturers on topics such as Child Safeguarding and Antibiotic Resistance. The Orthodontic Therapists were also invited to this superb day.
Both events were attended by the whole Orthodontic Therapy cohort.
Since then the Orthodontic Therapists have forged new links with BDS students they might have never met before as a result of this new integration.
Justine Colbeck, Academic Lead, Orthodontic Therapy Programme said: “At a time where patient care is provided by the whole dental team, and as registered professionals in their own right, I believe these sorts of events are essential to facilitate the best possible working relationships now and beyond.”