Orthodontics is an ever popular and in demand field of dentistry. Traditionally seen as a specialist only practice, it is becoming ever popular amongst general practitioners, seeking to both facilitate minimally invasive treatment and ultimately deliver the highest standard of care for their patients.

In this article, Dr Tif Qureshi discusses his career pathway, followed by the developing trend of orthodontics in general practice and how it can be incorporated into the armamentarium of the GDP.

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Facial aesthetics is the non surgical treatment of fine lines/wrinkles and folds. It normally consists of injectables, whether this be Botulinum Toxin or Dermal Fillers.

In this article, Dr Harry Singh discusses the developing trend of facial aesthetics and how it can be incorporated into the practice of dentistry.

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In your final year of uni? One of the many hoops you’ll have to jump through this year is applying for a DFT/VT Post.

Jimmy Boyle is the Assistant Director of Postgraduate Dental Education in Scotland as well as a General Dental Practitioner. His experience in these roles as well as his time spent as both a VT Trainer and VT Advisor make him perfectly suited to giving you an insight into what to expect from DF1/VT as well as the application process.

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Alison Brownlie is a young enthusiastic graduate of Glasgow Dental School and in the following article she gives an insight into what to expect from a year in Dental Core Training (CT1) (formerly known as DF2).

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“Dental Foundation Training”, or “Dental Vocational Training” as it is known in Scotland, is a post-qualification training period that introduces new graduates to general practice in a protected environment. It usually lasts 1 year and is mandatory for UK graduates to undertake in order to be able to work in the NHS.

In the following article Hamzah Ahmed, gives an insight into what to expect as a Foundation Dentist (FD) / Vocational Dental Practioner (VDP).

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