BACD Young Dentist Conference 2022
A spokesperson explained: “The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) is renowned across the profession for its world-class education and learning opportunities. There is nowhere better to get a taste for everything that the BACD provides than at the dedicated BACD Young Dentist Conference 2022.
“This year’s event will be bigger than ever, introducing a new two-day format. This reflects the greater demand for training and support for dentists during their initial years.”
Dr Stewart Beggs (top left) Chair of the BACD Young Membership Committee, offers further insights into the event: “This year’s programme encompasses a range of both clinical and non-clinical topics to ensure a well-rounded event. It covers everything from dental implants and aligner treatment, to communication skills and how to ensure you stand out as an associate.
“Speakers will also talk about their personal career journeys and the pitfalls they have faced, providing inspiration and guidance for young dentists to build their own path. The extensive programme also offers delegates greater flexibility – you can attend for both days or just one as you wish.
“From a clinical perspective, there will be sessions offering top tips on composite bonding, introducing dental implants and discussing the concept of ‘slow dentistry’. Speakers will include Dr Sandy Shergill, Dr Simon Chard, Dr Chris Leech, Dr Mike Gow and several others.”
Dr Lydia Sharples (top right) BACD Director of Membership, observes: “The topics have been designed to support the young self-employed dentist to thrive in both clinical and business areas. We are looking at subjects not covered at university or during the FD year.
“That makes the event perfect for all dentists during their first few years in practice – whether you wish to start transitioning into the private sector, to build on your current private work or to upskill and upgrade your existing private services. There will also be useful insights and support for students and FDs to utilise, so it’s open to everyone.
“Our goal is to help you stand out from the crowd, to give you confidence to go for your dream associate job, and the clinical skills you need to deliver exceptional yet highly efficient dentistry.
“From personal experience, I can say that I wouldn’t have the job I have now, or made the clinical progress that I have, if I didn’t attend BACD events as a young dentist – especially the Young Dentist Conference and BACD Annual Conference.
“These inspired me to aim higher and learn invaluable clinical tips, all of which had a huge knock-on effect for my progress. The BACD has really shaped my career so far and I would encourage all colleagues to get involved as early as they can.”
A selection of organisations will be on hand to offer product-specific advice relating to sessions, including headline sponsor Voco. There also will be a complementary after event drinks reception on Friday, as well as a party hosted by Boutique Whitening in the evening.
Lydia continued: “We handpicked the sponsors and industry supporters to include companies and individuals you can add to your network to help you fly as an associate and deliver the kind of work and quality of work you aspire to. We’re very pleased to work with Voco as our lead sponsor and are looking forward to Boutique Whitening’s afterparty.”
Stewart adds: “Aside from the brilliant speakers and sessions, this will be quite a social event. This is really important, especially since the last couple of years made it so difficult for young dentists to go out and meet peers outside friendship groups from university. The Young Dentists Conference provides a good opportunity to meet others at a similar stage of their careers and get involved with the BACD.
“This networking is a key aspect of BACD membership. It’s an essential feature for all events from the Annual Conference to regional meetings, where there are some really big names to hear from and interact with. The BACD has certainly been a driving force in my career so I want to help others get the same benefits. The whole premise is to promote ethical cosmetic dentistry and it is a fantastic community to be a part of – I have made loads of great friends.”
BACD Young Dentist Conference 2022
The Edwardian Hotel, Manchester
Visit www.bacd.com for details and to book