Jamie Nelson from Essex won first place of the Young Dentist Endodontic Award 2013.
The winners were announced at a reception at the Harley Street Centre for Endodontics on the evening of 10 October 2013. First place went to Jamie Nelson, second place to Rupal Shah from Birmingham and third place went to Lydia Harris from Bristol. Between them, they won £3,500 of prizes sponsored by Dentsply, QED and Sybronendo.
Jamie Nelson demonstrated commitment to saving a tooth which had a very poor prognosis. In order to save the tooth, he needed excellent clinical and communication skills, determination and an ability to think on his feet.
Rupal Shah received second place for successfully managing the care of a 10-year-old girl despite feeling nervous because she was carrying out an advanced technique for the first time, while Lydia Harris showed perseverance and insight when carrying out a root treatment for a 31-year-old female patient, winning her third place.
Speaking at the event, Julian Webber who created the Young Dentist Endodontic Award, said: “I’m delighted that this year we are able to celebrate three skilled communicators as well as excellent clinical skills. All endodontists face challenges and possible failures and what matters is the judgement you make in the heat of the moment leads to the best result for the patient.”