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As part of our highly successful Sixth Form careers talks launched in January, Old Blue Dr Dan Collins from the Class of 1992, returned to The Blue Coat School to provide students considering a career in Dentistry or Medicine with an extremely informative and honest insight into the profession.

Following on from his Blue Coat education Dan went on to study Dentistry at the University of Leeds. On completing his undergraduate degree Dan embarked on a postgraduate degree specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaw, face and neck, known as Maxillo-facial surgery, alongside additional qualifications obtained from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Now the owner of a dental practice in Formby, Dan was delighted to return to the School and to speak with our students. Discussing a wide variety of topics including university interview techniques, the scope and flexibility of Dentistry, the nationwide demand for dentists and the personal rewards that can be achieved within the profession. Dan’s knowledge and understanding of the Dental profession was extremely well received by our future dentists.

Concluding his talk Dan stressed the importance of being prepared and organised in the months leading up to AS and A Level exams, but he also stressed the importance of taking some time off, to combat feelings of stress and anxiety, which are common during exam periods.

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our Old Blues who have taken part in the series so far. We really appreciate your generous personal and professional support.

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