Our experience – beginning life as a dentist
Recent BDA research has revealed that more than half of dentists aged under 35 are planning to leave the NHS within five years and 10% intend to exit the profession entirely.
In a recent BoDcast, Dr Austin Banner, Trustee of the BDA Benevolent Fund, also reported that more and more young dentists are contacting the charity for help.
Bearing this in mind, we caught up with Jasmine Lobo and Petros Mylonas, who are in the early stages of their careers, to find out about their experience of entering the dental profession.
Jasmine qualified in June 2017 from the University of Leeds and is currently working as a dental foundation trainee in Swansea in a mixed NHS-private practice. Petros graduated in 2012 and is currently a Research Fellow in Prosthodontics at King’s College London Dental Institute and a part-time GDP in private practice.