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British Endodontic Society

Winners: The Harty Prize

The Harty Prize is an annual essay writing competition. The BES sets the topic and undergraduates from dental schools in the UK enter using a pseudonym.

2017

Question

Dental resorption in permanent teeth is a problem often encountered in practice. Classify the different types of resorption you might see, and discuss their aetiology, management and prognosis.

Winner

Michael Brown

2016

Winner

Michael Brown from the University of Glasgow

Runner-up

Michael Santangeli from Wigan.

2014

Question

Teeth that have root fillings that are satisfactory on a radiograph can fail, whereas teeth that have root fillings that are not, can succeed. Discuss the potential reasons for this, and the implications it might have on the decision to retreat?

Joint Winners

This year we received a record number of entries for the Harty Essay Prize. The standard was excellent and two essays were exceptional, so we have awarded two first prizes!

They have been awarded to:
Mariya Godsafe, alias ‘Scarlett Bronson 
and
Satnam Singh Virdee, alias ‘Mr Singh’.
They each received £1000. Congratulations to them!

Runners up

There were 6 runner up prizes of a years free membership which have been awarded to the following entrants:

  • Heather Leighton ‘Claire Morrison’
  • Rhodri Thomas ‘Macsen Thomas’ 
  • Matthew Doswell ‘Mr Arthur Caine’ 
  • David Curran ‘P. Mons’ 
  • Rikhil Ruparelia ‘Ricardo Fernandes’ 
  • Vinson Yeung ‘Richard C Simon’

2013

Question

Discuss how pain is controlled in endodontic therapy.

First Prize

First prize for £1000 went to:

  • Helen Grady alias Catherine Owen, from the School of Dentistry, University of Liverpool
Runners up

Runner-up awards were given to:

  • Mrs Ailish Clark, Glasgow Dental Hospital
  • Mr Tom Dudding, Dental School, University of Bristol
  • Dr Lydia Harris, Bristol Dental Hospital
  • Mrs Suzanne Lloyd, Dental School, University of Bristol
  • Mr Amir Rezvani, London
  • Mr Rikhil Ruparelia, Manchester Dental School
  • Mr Edward Walker, Sheffield Dental School

2012

Question

It is now possible to re-vascularise the non-vital pulp space. Describe the scientific concept and the clinical technique that has made this possible and the cases for which it is most appropriate. Indicate where current research in this field may lead in the future'

First Prize

First prize for £1000 went to:

  • Mariyam Sattar, alias Zara Slater, from the School of Dentistry, Manchester University

Due to the quality of the essays submitted the judging committee felt it appropriate to award a second prize for £500 to:

  • Katharina Ahlert, alias Tsalb Otnodo, from the School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield
Runners up

Additionally there were runners up prizes of free membership to the Society for a year for:

  • Raghav Munjal, alias Robert Allen Zimmerman, - The School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield 
  • Claire Stubbs, alias Marsha Mallow, - The School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University
  • Vincent Shadrick, alias Sandy Widemouth, - The Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Fawad Amin, alias Dr. In Amil, - The University of Bristol Dental School 
  • Tim Werry, alias Ned Scodition, - The Institute of Dentistry at Barts and the London, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Miss Japarsh Gill, alias Sarah Smith, - Liverpool University Dental Hospital 
  • Humza Suaman Anwar, alias 'William Montague II', - Kings College London Dental Institute.

2011

Question

Can the pulp protect itself? Discuss the implications for endodontic treatment.

Winner

The winner, who receives a cheque for £1000 and a certificate is -

Simon Chard from Kings College London Dental Institute - alias ‘James Hamilton Jnr’ (entries have to be made under a pseudonym).

Joint Second Prize

The runners-up who both receive a cheque for £250 and certificates are - 

  • Kathryn Lee from Liverpool University Dental Hospital - alias ‘Fiona Brooks’ & 
  • Jasneet Gulati from The School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield - alias ‘ Denise Whitham’
Runners-up

A years free membership is offered to the next best four essay writers who were -

  • Robert Smyth alias ‘Hugh Rainey’ of The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queens University, Belfast 
  • Claire Warner alias ‘Alice Smith’ of The School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield 
  • Mohammad Mustufvi - alias ‘Attar’ of The School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield (again!)
  • Edward Willshire - alias ‘G.Percha’ of The University of Bristol Dental School

2010

First Prize

Simon Chard – King’s College London Dental Institute

Joint Second Prize

Kathryn A Lee – Liverpool University Dental Hospital

Jasneet Singh Gulati – The School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield

Runners-up

Robert Samuel David Smyth – The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast

Claire Grace Warner – The School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield

Mohammad Zhain Mustufvi – The School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield 

Edward G Willshire – University of Bristol Dental School

2009

First Prize

Amy Harper - The School of Dentistry, University of Dundee

Runners-up

Daryl Lee - Kings College London Dental Institute
Valerie Wordley - Kings College London Dental Institute
Reena Patel - Institute of Dentistry at Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry

2007

First Prize

Ms Rena Eva Dean
The Leeds Dental Institute

Runner-up

Michael Dodd
Liverpool University

2005

Question

The use of intra canal irrigation and medication in endodontics is a controversial issue. Discuss the factors that may influence the use of these materials during modern root canal therapy Clinical case documentation including diagnosis, treatment pan, radiographs plus clinical notes and list materials/medicines used for the treatment.

First Prize

Joyti Vasudev and Mathew Higginson

2002

WInner

Ms Sara Haroun Mahdavi

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