As a young dentist I believed my BDS training was a time to achieve more than just a degree, a place to thrive. I have chosen not to conform to the norm, and strive for excellence with all decisions I make. University has given me the time and the opportunities to accelerate my learning beyond the curriculum, developing my communication, leadership and teamwork skills.
In working to fulfil my ambition, I also have a passion for giving something back. Through my extensive charity and humanitarian work, presidency of the KCL Dental Society, external dental learning, and membership of the Universities Royal Naval Unit, I am setting myself on a path to making a positive difference, driven by impact.
Sep 2016 - Current
Tooth-wise Future of Dentistry Awards
Ethical Character Award finalist - 2018
Dental Student on the year Award finalist - 2019
KCL Aaron Gurmail Dental Student of the Year Award
Society app Co-Founder – Ranked Number 6 in the UK for the Most Impressive Student Founders (Beauhurst)
Next Retail Store - Corby - Jul 2014
Colgate & Tesco Smiles for Life Campaign - Oct 2018
Dental and Oral hygiene advice to the general public.
2007 - 2009
Besiktas Football Club player (Turkey)
2010 - 2012
Corby Town Football Club Academy player
2012 - 2014
Norwich City Football Club Centre of Excellence player
PCA (Physical Culture Association) Men’s Physique competitor – British finalist and 5th place at the European Championships
PCA (Physical Culture Association) Men’s Physique - Placed in the top 10 physiques in Britain (Under 23s)
2007 - 2009
British International School Istanbul
Director’s Award for schools most outstanding all-round student
Sep 2016 - Current
President of the King’s College London Dental Society
In fulfilling my manifesto, I introduced hands-on courses, planned a well-received lecture series, developed a social media communications app, introduced an LGBT society and promoted the society by lecturing at the East-West International Conference in Warsaw.
Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
University Royal Naval Unit
Navy training focusing on navigation and seamanship; put into practice during sea weekends and summer deployments.
British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Student Representative
KCL student ambassador for the World Dental and Oral Health Congress 2020.
King’s Aesthetic Dentistry Society Representative
Mini Smile Makeover (Dr Dipesh Parmar) - May 2021
Ethical Sales and Communication Course (Ashley Latter) - May 2021
Anterior and posterior composite training course (Dr Subir Banerji)
Achieving success in private dentistry (Dr Ash Parmar) - Feb 2020
Student cosmetic dentistry training course (Dr Ash Parmar) - March 2020
Live Smile Makeover course (Dr Ash Parmar) - October 2020
Endodontic masterclass course (Dr Shanon Patel) - March 2020
Active member of dentinal tubules, BACD
BDS (Hons) - Kings College London 2021
Plymouth College - Sep 2014-Jul 2016
A-Levels in Mathematics (A*), Chemistry (A), Biology (A) AS-Level in Geography (A)
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
Prince William School - Oundle - Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
Achieved 11 GCSEs - Mathematics (A*), Further Mathematics (A*), Physics (A*), Chemistry (A*), Biology (A*), Geography (A*), English Language (A*), Literature (A), PE (A), RE (B), French (C)
RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ incl AED) - Aug 2014
Refugee Crisis Foundation Committee member
2 weeks in Bangladesh - January 2019 (Raised £1470 for the charity) – mission was self-funded. Carried out multiple procedures – operative, non-operative and surgical.
Implemented the DWT ‘LiveSmart’ programme in the region, providing hundreds of oral hygiene kits to underprivileged children in primary schools.
Author of a featured article in KCL e-newsletter.
King’s College London Sanctuary Committee
Student co-coordinator for future humanitarian projects. Building international relationships between KCL, Buffalo University US, and St Joseph’s University Lebanon.
Conducting and planning a new research project and a further needs assessment for a new international Dental Elective program.
Author of a featured article in Mayor of London’s study London newsletter.
Presentations given at KCL Alumni weekend.
Student Co-coordinator for Dental Wellness Trust
Organised and participated in school visits for the ‘LiveSmart’Programme. (BDS2)
Data Collection, Audit and Research.
Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon - Emergency dental care for 2 weeks.
King’s College London Widening Participation & Smile Society
Presenting in local schools to assist prospective dental students in their applications