Young Dentists' Committee
Watch Harman Chahal, YDC Chair talking about the committee and it's work, as well as his thoughts on challenges facing new graduates, the skills needed in practice, the dental contract in England and how to influence change as a young dentist:
What does the YDC do?
The Young Dentists Committee aims to represent dentists who have been qualified for up to 10 years. The Committee is made up of a variety of young dentists who bring an enormous wealth of knowledge and experience to this group
The Committee champions the needs and wants of
younger dentists in terms of policy making, political lobbying and
generally improving the quality of working life for young dentists.
considers the needs of young dentists during their career (Up to 10 years post-graduation from first dental degree).
acts as a channel of communication within the BDA.
makes recommendations on behalf of young dentists.
identifies talent and provides continuity in the BDA
What types of issues do the YDC tackle?
Current YDC Executive members
Dr Harman Chahal - Chair
Dr Sami Stagnell - Vice Chair
Dr Ursala Jogezai - Vice Chair
Dr Kevin Dapaah - YDC Executive
Get involved locally and get informed
get involved, the best place to start is in your local
area. BDA Branches and Sections are a great place to meet other dentists and they offer
clinical lectures, social events and other meetings.
They offer opportunities to network with other practitioners in your local area and
become more involved in and obtain a greater understanding of, the
issues in your area. They are a great place to meet like-minded peers, as well as discovering potential mentors or future employers.
Some branches have specific Young Dentist Group
(YDG). These groups are run by young dentists and are aimed at bringing
younger members together in the local area for social events, clinical
lectures and more.
Why not contact your local branch or young dentist group to get involved locally?
Got any feedback?
We'd love to hear your views, issues and any comments on how the BDA can support you as a young dentist, please email: Young Dentists.