Awards for top Melbourne dental students

On May 11, the Melbourne Dental School held an award ceremony for Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health students at the University of Melbourne.

Awards for top Melbourne dental students
Bachelor of Oral Health student Jenny Lam with Jenny Morgan, Colgate Oral Care, and Professor Mike Morgan, Head of Melbourne Dental School. (Image: Brenda Master)

Hosted by the Head of School Professor Mike Morgan, the event was attended by students and award recipients, their families, donors, partner organisations and school staff.

“We congratulate you on your important academic achievements and wish you continued success in the future,” Professor Morgan said.

He also thanked the generosity of donors who sponsored 33 student prizes, and for their investment in dentistry and oral health.

Dr John Rogers, a specialist in public health dentistry and Principal Oral health Advisor from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, gave the occasional address.

Several DDS students achieved outstanding results, winning multiple awards: David Zhang scored 4 prizes; Madeleine Duff, Daniel Beteramia and Sheryl Chew were awarded 3 prizes; and Julian He and Brett Borger won 2 prizes.

University of Melbourne Dental School

The Melbourne DDS incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project. Students will spend their entire final year in clinical settings including the planned Melbourne Dental School private dental clinic, community health centres and rural community clinics which will include provision of oral health care to the aboriginal community. Students will also learn how to run a private practice based on a small-business model.

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: July 29, 2016

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