Events | 04 June, 2021

Dental Debate 2021 – The Results Are In

On Thursday 22nd April Lumino hosted the 2021 Dental Debate at Otago University.

An entertaining, light-hearted, spirited conversation – moderated with good humour by Professor Darryl Tong.

Two teams battled for the hearts and minds of graduate clinicians to conclusively decide: “which role is better for graduate Dentists – public or private?”

We encouraged audience members to participate throughout the sessions with their perspectives, ideas and questions using their mobile devices. At the conclusion of the discussion between team public and team private, the audience voted on and decided the winner of the debate: incredibly, this was a perfect tie.

There were some excellent questions sent through during the panel discussion and we’ll take these audience questions forward for future “Lumino Presents” events, to keep the conversation flowing.

Once again we’d like to thank our speakers on both sides of the debate for giving up their valuable time, and sharing their experience and wisdom with the newest members of the Dental Community.

Moderator: Professor Darryl Tong.

Team Private: Clifford Lee, Suresh Rajapaske and Jareth Lau.

Team Public: Peter Kim, Raj Rajpal and Julia Smith.