Young Dentist

Want to set up a new BDA Young Dentists Group? Here’s how…

Young dentist Abeera Imran talks about her experience of setting up a new BDA Young Dentists Group, and she explains why she decided to get involved. I am in the process of setting up a Young Dentist Group (YDG) for South Mercia. This covers Northampton, Milton Keynes, Reading, Oxford, Windsor and High Wycombe. The idea to re-establish the YDG began when I wanted to become more involved with the B... »

Using my dental skills to help others: volunteering in Argentina

Ellen Johnson is the current President of Sheffield University Dental Students Society. She shares what it’s like to give up her time to volunteer to help disadvantaged children in Argentina with charity Todos Juntos. How much charity work have you done since being accepted to study dentistry? So often when applying, you go above and beyond to volunteer and help charities, then once you’ve g... »

The BDA needs you! Elections 2017

Elections. We’ve had our fair share. But come September there will be elections for the BDA – and how does this relate to you as a young dentist, I hear you ask? Well, you can help elect members of all of the craft committees, the BDA Councils (organised by country level) and for five members of the Principal Executive Committee, which operates as the board of the BDA. Or you could also step up an... »

Interested in writing for dental publications? The BDEF can help

Young dentist Nikki Patel, explains what the British Dental Editors Forum is and how it might benefit you, particularly if you are interested in getting experience of writing for dental publications.Nikki is completing a fellowship in clinical leadership and won first prize for the BDEF’s Young Dental Communicator of the Year Award in 2015 – she also sits on the BDA’s Young Denti... »

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 does the UK election mean for young dentists?

Elections seem to be en vogue right now. It’s not long since we had a general election, there has been an independence vote in Scotland, and also the now ‘infamous’ Brexit vote in the UK. The Americans have had theirs too, and France is due to have the second round of their presidential vote. And now, to top it, off we’ve got our own snap UK general election, announced to take place on 8 June. So,... »

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... »

Do dentists need leadership skills?

Leadership. Do we as dentists need skills in leadership? I think we do. We are leading the team in the surgery we work in. We can be leaders of a practice wide team as practice owners. We can be leaders of oral health as a whole, and the people we choose to represent us, need to know how to operate effectively. Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to be invited to Boston to attend the Strate... »

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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