BDA Connect team's Posts

Do female dentists earn less than their male counterparts?

We know there are more women working in dentistry today than ever, but do we know if there is true equality in terms of pay? We decided to take a look at the current available evidence, and ask what this means for the future of the profession. Women in dentistry on the rise Since the first UK female dentist (Lilian Lindsay) qualified in 1895, the number of women in dentistry has been increasing ye... »

What can the BDA do for you? Starting out in dentistry

I visited the British Dental Association, based in Wimpole Street recently, for an afternoon with my Dental Foundation Training scheme. Before going, I did wonder what the visit to the BDA would entail. The afternoon was comprehensive and we left with broader awareness on what becoming a BDA member offers to young dentists. Advice when applying for jobs One of the major advantages of being a BDA m... »

Feeling stressed out? What dentists can do to combat stress

Stress is a reality for a lot of dentists working in all fields of practice, be it general practice, community, hospital, the armed forces, or academia. We know this, because we’ve been doing some research into extent of the problem and our findings so far, show some concerning trends. We can, and often do, help ourselves to combat stress, such as talking it over with friends and family, exercise ... »

Burning Mouth Syndrome: A clinical challenge

In the absence of clinical findings, Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) presents itself as a burning sensation of the oral mucosa. As such, it is considered to be one of the most difficult clinical challenges in the field of oral medicine. BMS typically affects post-menopausal, middle-aged females with a prevalence of up to 15%. Recent research has pointed to a growing body of evidence suggesting that B... »

Life as a GDP: is it for you?

James McKee is a GDP and member of the BDA Young Dentists Committee. He shares his journey after foundation training and tells us why he decided to choose the path of general dentistry, and what he enjoys about it.  The career model in the world of dentistry has changed dramatically over the past decade. Long gone are the days when a wide-eyed graduate entered the profession, stuck up a brass plaq... »

Free event for young dentists at BDA Conference 2017: networking and career advice

Come along to a free networking and career advice drinks reception for young dentists at this year’s British Dental Conference and Exhibition on Thursday 25 May 2017, to be held in the Demonstration Theatre from 6pm. The full British Dental Conference and Exhibition programme also features lots of clinical and general topics (including verifiable CPD), alongside the free dental exhibition. O... »

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British Dental Journal’s top 10 articles open to all

The British Dental Journal (BDJ) has once again been crowned the UK’s most-read dental publication by dentists and remains one of the leading scientific journals in the world. To mark the journal’s long-standing popularity, its 10 most-read articles from 2016 will be available for non BDA members to get their teeth into from now until May. Dentists ranked the journal as the most preferred jo... »

Looking for some career inspiration?

In his second blog, foundation dentist, Hannan Imran, shares the key learnings he took away from the BDA/UCL Careers Day 2017 event that he attended with members of his scheme. Build your CV   Whatever your career goals may be, having a well-balanced CV will prove to be your strongest asset. At Careers Day, several speakers highlighted the importance of using the ‘personal specification’ guides th... »

Three simple steps to make Facebook work for your practice

It’s 2017. Not having an established presence on Facebook is no longer an option. As social media platforms evolve and mobile use continues to grow, more and more services will be accessed through Facebook. Establishing your brand presence and online community is a must have in your marketing toolkit.   Three tips to get you started: Deliver value to your audience Content is king. Peopl... »

Newly-qualified dentist? Tips I wish I had before my dental foundation training

Abeera Imran is in her first year as a foundation dentist and shares her experience of what to expect when going into your first post and some top tips. I began the year knowing that it would be a steep learning curve and I often wondered what working full time would be like, as the summer break was coming to an end. I had been told by senior colleagues that I would complete more treatment in the ... »

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