BACD Recommended Meetings – “Build relationships”

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Dr Dhiresh Raithathathoroughly enjoyed” his first BACD recommended meeting

Dr Dhiresh Raithatha attended his first recommended meeting in London, hosted by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

“I graduated as a student in 2016 and had been looking into aspects of dentistry that I enjoyed,” he says. “I really enjoy the aesthetics side to my job, so cosmetic dentistry caught my interest.

“At the time of my initial interest in the subject, I was looking for a group or society with a particular focus on it. I discovered the BACD and immediately became a member.

“I saw the BACD was holding a recommended meeting in London that still had places available, so I booked myself onto the session.

“I had studied in London for six years during my training, so I found it very easy to navigate my way to the meeting. Even if I had not been familiar with the area directions to the venue were clear and concise. Although the venue itself was very professionally run it felt like an informal, inviting and comfortable environment from the time I arrived.

“All my expectations were fulfilled. The speakers provided very useful information that met the objectives of the meeting, and I found I could apply what I had learned immediately in practice.

“The session was not a presentation as such but rather a group discussion, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Because the attending group was small, there were plenty of opportunities for discussion. We were not only able to converse with the speaker but also free to ask questions.

“If anything proved confusing, the speaker, or other members, would happily explain further. This made the meeting very engaging and comfortable, and I was able to learn a lot from my colleagues.

“Being a young dentist, I understand that there are many aspects of dentistry to learn about. The BACD recommended meetings do not just educate you about the treatments you can provide your patients, but also give you an opportunity to network and build relationships with other dentists, and to share ideas.

“I have seen the line-up for 2018 and plan to attend more recommended meetings in the future. I also aim to become an accredited dentist with the BACD.”

The BACD holds recommended meetings right across the UK. To discover the topics the meetings are covering in your area, and to book your place, visit the website