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Metropolitan Branch

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (A)
Topic Groups (Social media)
Wednesday 22 June 2022
19:00 - 21:00
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
Raabiha Maan, Rupert Monkhouse, Simon Chard
Booking Fees
  • Dental care professional: £15.00
  • Essential member: £0.00
  • Expert member: £0.00
  • Extra member: £0.00
  • Senior member: £0.00
  • Non member: £25.00
  • Student member: £0.00

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The new young dentist - Webinar

This webinar will be taking place on GoToWebinar. 


Wednesday 22 June 2022


19:00 Start 

19:05 Presentations by Raabiha Maan, Rupert Monkhouse, Simon Chard and Yusra Al-Mukthar 

20:40 Panel discussion led by Sami Stagnell 

21:00 Finish

Branch / Section

Metropolitan Branch

​Sami Stagnell is this years Metropolitan Branch President. The principal theme to the year is the Young Dentist. Having just finished as YD committee member after 10 years and no longer falling into that category, Sami wanted to highlight the world and the things that are important to this group of clinicians and has organised a series of webinars. 


BDA members: Free

Non-member dentists: £25

Dental care professionals: £15

Please note: It is essential for all attendees to provide a unique email address at the point of registration.


2 hours

  • To develop awareness of how clinicians are engaging with modern strategies for personal and professional brand building
Learning objectives
  • ​Explore the use of social media in patient interactions 
  • Discover methods for building professional engagement and brand through social media
  • By attending this webinar, delegates should understand the relevance and importance of using digital platforms and social media for building presence with both patient and professional groups
​​Learning contentA lecture with a chance to ask the speakers questions at the end
Development outcomes



Raabiha Maan
Raabiha graduated with BDS honours from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2014.
Soon after qualifying she went on to become one of the youngest Dental Foundation Trainers for the North East London scheme. She enjoys teaching and has co-authored 'Dentistry in a Nutshell', a dental textbook, currently a number 1 bestseller in dentistry books on Amazon. 

Raabiha with her husband and brother purchased a mixed dental practice in Isleworth London in April 2020 at the start of the pandemic. Here whilst navigating the business side of dentistry she enjoys practising general and cosmetic dentistry. 

She has a social media following of over 10,000 followers which she uses to inspire the next generation of dentists to fall in love with dentistry. She advocates working part-time, mental well-being with social media and discusses the reality of owning a business and how she juggles that with being a mum. Her social media is unique in that it's focus is on the behind the scenes on the life of a dentist rather than the glitz and glam and smile makeovers we are used to seeing.

Follow Raabiha on instagram: @drraabihamaan

Rupert Monkhouse 
Rupert is a general dentist working in practice in Pangbourne, Reading. Rupert has a keen interest in prosthodontics and is an active member of the international team for Implantology (ITI), where he sits on the young committee. He has a particular interest in removable prosthodontics which lead to the development of the #ImpressionClub group. 

This has since evolved into a weekly live podcast covering all aspects of general dentistry which is available on multiple platforms. The sessions involve interviews with leading clinicians on social media, including those in the line up tonight! 

Since the turn of the new year, Rupert has also released a monthly ImpressionClub newsletter which welcomes contributions from all in the community as a way for those who wish to write to have a platform. 

Follow Rupert on instagram: @dentistrupert

Simon Chard

Simon is an award-winning cosmetic dentist, international lecturer and President Elect of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Based just outside of London, he co-owns Rothley Lodge Dental with his wife Dr Meghan Chard, where he practices minimally invasive restorative and implant dentistry utilising cutting edge technology and techniques. 

He is also a co-founder of PÄRLA Toothpaste Tabs, an eco-friendly and plastic free oral health care brand that is disrupting the toothpaste market. As a prominent cosmetic dentist in the industry Simon has been featured on Sky News as well as in British GQ, The Times, Men’s Health and even on BBC’s Dragon’s Den. 

Follow Simon on instagram: @drsimonchard

Yusra Al-Mukthar 

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Save the date
The Metropolitan Branch have organised a series of webinars which will be available to book shortly: 

Wednesday 21 September 2022 
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With Mike Gray, Michael Myint, Ramtin/Damon Taheri, Jonathan Collier

Wednesday 19 October 2022
Leading through modern challenges

With Nikki Patel, Kevin Dapah

Wednesday 23 November 2022
The long game

With Charlotte Waite 

Wednesday 7 December 2022
Feeling better

With Lauren Harrhy, Mahrukh Khwaja 

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