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” Where’s Derek?”

Many of us will remember  Arthur Darling’s loud enquiry, more of a command,  usually coming from one of the lecture theatres or from the Histopath lab on Wednesday mornings.  Derek  patiently played  the  dental “Jeeves” to Arthur,  always patient, helpful and competent.  Since his retirement  several years ago Derek has been living in Hereford but still visits his siste...

New Student Elective Report Received

Comparing Post-Op Instructions following Extractions in Bristol and Nepal Claudia Lever and Ella Holden had very kindly sent us a report of their recent trip to Nepal. You can read tabout it by clicking here              

In Memoriam: Alun Jones, 1928-2018

We are very sad to report that Alun, our old friend and colleague, died on 27th June at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, following a stroke. He died peacefully with family at his bedside. Alun was born on 29th June 1928 in Pontypridd, South Wales. He attended the local grammar school where he excelled in studies and sports. He became head boy […]

BDAA Dental Student Prizes

Following a graduation ceremony in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial building on the morning of 17th July, 2 prizes were awarded by Ken Marshall, on behalf of the BDAA to the following BDS students  at a ceremony in the Biomedical Sciences building. BDAA Elective Prize Miss Caroline Clarke and Miss Nicola Harvey For their study: Does watching videos […]

Final Results Day

Friday 15th June was the day all students dream about: the day they receive news that they have passed their final exams. Traditionally it is a day when representatives of DDU, Dental Protection and Wesleyan offer hospitality to the students and recruit them. This year, for the first time, the BDAA was there, represented by Ken Marshall and Reg Andlaw, […]

New Student Elective Report Received

Patient-dentist communication in Cambodia     Christina Tran & Lu Huey Khoo Our first week in Cambodia was spent in a makeshift dental clinic at a school in Phnom Penh’s poorer outskirts (Image 1). Conditions here were vastly different to the Bristol Dental Hospital, with portable lamps and handpieces powered by an unreliable generator (Image 2), and instruments (including burs) […]

Recently held reunion reports…

1987 reunion, Saturday 11th November Caroline Drugan The 30-year reunion of the Class of 1987 was expertly arranged by Maurice Trotter, all the way from Queensland, Australia after he promised he would do the next one five years ago. The day kicked off with Susan Hooper leading a group of us on a tour of the dental school. There have […]

BDAA Supporting Dental Students

Dental students Liz Hollis and Natasha Parmar asked whether we would help out with expenses after they had a poster display accepted for presentation at the May meeting of the British Society of Oral Medicine in Dundee. We were only too happy to help as they would have been unable to attend without financial support and they reported back with […]

New Reunion Report Received: Class of ’82

John Cantwell Writes: 35th Reunion of the Class of ‘82 We gathered at the Marriott Royal in Bristol for our 7th reunion. Some had revisited the Llandoger Trow in the afternoon to lubricate the proceedings. We assembled in the bar, 23 of the 46 graduates managing to attend and all looking in good shape! There were some apologies from those […]