On April 25, 2019 at the 3rd Department of Therapeutic Dentistry at the Belarusian State Medical University a regular student Olympiad in Periodontology was held. More than 30 students of the 4th course of the Dental Faculty and the Medical Faculty of International Students took part in the competition. This year the Olympiad became not only international, but also bilingual, since among the contestants there were students studying in English.
The Olympiad was held in several stages. According to the results of the first stage - answers to test questions - 12 students passed to the second round. At subsequent stages, the contestants demonstrated knowledge of periodontological tools, practical skills in the removal of dental deposits and choice of individual oral hygiene products.
All participants coped brilliantly with practical tasks. However only 5 contestants-finalists passed to the final round. The participants of the Olympiad’s final demonstrated excellent knowledge and clinical thinking, as they analyzed CT scan, made a preliminary conclusion on the diagnosis. All 5 finalists became prize-winners of the Olympiad on periodontology.
The first place was taken by Anastasia Nitkina (group 7408), the second place was taken by Artem Pateyuk and Pavel Pareyko (group 744), the third - Lyubov Darashkevich (group 7412) and Natalia Krutko (group 7412).
All participants received positive emotions, new knowledge in the field of periodontology, prizes from sponsors of the event.
Participation in the Olympiad gives students the opportunity not only to show their knowledge and skills acquired while studying at the university, but also leads to the accumulation of professional cooperation experience, contributes to the development of innovative thinking, determines the creative potential of the future dentist.
Author: Olga Kandrukevich, Associate Professor of the 3rd Department of Therapeutic Dentistry;