The BACD introduces its Female Leaders in Dentistry event this March; an educational meeting to celebrate the work of women in the industry.
Although dentistry is no longer dominated by men – it’s around a 50/50 split, according to the GDC – there is still work to do to enable women to progress their control of their careers in a way of their choosing.
Since 1895, when the UK’s first woman dentist graduated from Edinburgh Dental Hospital, women in the profession have not only grown in number, but become pioneers and influencers. They are helping to raise standards of treatment delivery and promote a greater understanding about the value of oral health among patients.
Yet questions remain over pay gaps. Reports also show more men working in specialist areas and as practice principals. There are plenty of stories and narratives to change.
Commitment to inclusivity
In March, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) is holding an event: ‘Female Leaders in Dentistry’.
It is an educational meeting to celebrate the work of women in the industry.
As well as tips to elevate outcomes, you can expect the kind of uncompromising discussion and debate that the BACD is famous for.
The BACD is proud of its commitment to inclusivity. It welcomes dentists, technicians and students, and all members of the dental team; regardless of gender, age, experience and background.
As long as you have a passion for exceptional, ethical cosmetic dentistry and a commitment to life-long learning and quality education, we’d love to have you as a part of our exciting, dynamic and fast-growing membership.
Female Leaders in Dentistry
‘Female Leaders in Dentistry’ is, first and foremost, an acknowledgment of the exceptional contributions of some truly inspiring women.
The programme includes brilliant speakers. Including clinical lectures from Dr Jurgita Sybaite, Dr Sheila Li, Dr Fran Brelsford and Dr Manrina Rhode. Also Ms Penny Mallory will talk about ‘Mental Toughness’ and Dr Elaine Halley on ‘My Personal Experiences’.
As with every BACD event, there is an opportunity to socialise and network as well as to learn. All at a stunning five-star venue – the Corinthia London.
With many challenges ahead for dentistry, we need a workforce that is motivated in driving up standards. And we need to keep questioning the status quo so we can help more patients comprehensively.
This means creating an environment where everyone has a voice, and the freedom to create their own pathway.
Join the BACD on 8 March at ‘Female leaders in dentistry’. To book online and for further enquiries about the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry visit www.bacd.com.