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Keith Woods Essay competition 2021 – winner announced!

BASCD is delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 Keith Woods Essay competition, Aleksandra Krawczyk who is an undergraduate at the University of Liverpool. Aleksandra’s essay on what the oral health care workforce should look like in the United Kingdom by the middle of the 21st Century was judged to be very insightful by a large panel of judges. We would also like to commend Shereen Hussain, an undergraduate from Kings College London, who was runner up for the competition. Congratulations Aleksandra and Shereen!

Thank you to all this year’s entries from across the whole of UK.

We are hoping that both Aleksandra and Shereen will be able to attend a virtual presentation at the BASCD-Borrow Research meeting scheduled for the afternoon of the 2nd December 2021.


Alexsandra Krawczyk

Hello, my name is Aleks. I am a 5th year dental student at the University of Liverpool. I am also a qualified pharmacist and a mum to a lovely little boy called Jake. When researching BASCD, I came across the Keith Woods Essay Competition and I was intrigued by the discussion subject; as a dental student on a brink of starting a very exciting career, I find myself wondering what dentistry will look like in years to come. I thoroughly enjoyed writing the essay. It helped me to understand the current affairs within dentistry and envisage what the future holds for the profession. I would like to thank all members of BASCD for their work in improving national standards of dental care and I am grateful to have been chosen a winner for this competition


Shereen Hussain

I am currently a 4th year BDS student at King’s College London. I entered this year’s competition as I have a passion for Dental Public Health – I’m interested in looking at dentistry from a wider populational perspective and how we can shape the future of dentistry, especially through addressing inequalities.