Somanda support student participation in Stovit Summer Course, Indonesia.

In August 2023, we embarked on a fascinating journey participating in the Stovit Summer Course at the University of Airlangga in the vibrant city of Surabaya, Indonesia. Spanning from the 6th to the 16th of August, the course offered a blend of captivating educational and cultural experiences. Our adventure commenced with a heartwarming Welcome ceremony,

Hannah Walsh, Manchester graduate appears on CBBC Newsround

Dr Hannah Walsh - CBBC Newsround appearance.

It was fantastic to see Manchester graduate and Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry, Dr Hannah Walsh, appearing on CBBC Newsround. Her appearance was to raise awareness of tooth decay, and how it can impact kids and their ability to learn in school. She came across really well and provided all the key tips to help children

Sally Rowe presents at ADEE with support from Somanda.

This month, I was lucky enough to be able to attend and present a collaborative piece of research at the ADEE (Association for Dental Education Europe) International Conference held in Liverpool. The piece of research, ‘Animal, Cadaver or Plastic? A comparison of models used for oral and maxillofacial surgical training’, was part of the teaching

Graduation Ball 2023

Congratulations to the class of 2023 who celebrated their BDS in style with their Graduation Ball at the Hyatt Regency in Manchester. A superb night was had by all, and a fantastic way to celebrate their achievements. We will share more photos of their graduation ceremony next month.

MDSS grand ball sees over 200 undergraduates celebrate.

Manchester Dental Student Society hosted its highly anticipated annual grand ball in February with over 200 undergraduate students in attendance. The evening started with a string quartet and followed into the beautiful venue of the monastery. Students enjoyed a 3 course meal and vendors, including a 7-tier chocolate fountain, dessert table and candyfloss. Awards were

Dr Hilary Firestone RIP.

We are sorry to announce the passing of Dr Hilary Firestone.  Dr Firestone graduated from Birmingham in 1980. She started working at Manchester Dental School in 1985 as a Restorative tutor. She also worked in general practice and as an expert witness. She was passionate about teaching and she was the favourite tutor of hundreds

Trade fair sees impressive turnout

Manchester Dental Student Society have been busy recently, organising their annual undergraduate trade fair, which saw a massive turnout from across all years, one to five. Our students were able to network with dental professionals and gain a wider understanding of companies outside The Dental School, whilst also enjoying many of the freebies offered. Special

RIP Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter

We are saddened to announce the passing of Mark Hunter. Mark was a clinical tutor and specialist Dentist at UDHM for over 20 years.  He was an outstanding endodontist and a previous President of the British Endodontic Society.  Mark will be deeply missed by all of his friends and colleagues in Manchester. 

Biennial general meeting brings alumnae back together post-Covid

The Somanda BGM held on 7th October at the Hyatt Regency in Manchester was a great success. It was an excellent opportunity for alumnae to meet up, especially as this was the first face to face event Somanda had been able to hold following Covid. The lectures were particularly well received by guests, followed by

Thanks for Somanda supported Graduation Ball

Somanda supported the Graduation Ball which took place in June. This seems to have been enjoyed by all based on the photos alone! The organisers wanted to put on record their thanks to Somanda and we include their message below: “Our graduation ball, celebrating new and excited dentists, took place at the Vermilion on Friday

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