Dentists are part of an increasingly diverse profession.
The BDA is undertaking an important review of its governance and policy making processes looking at practical ways to better reflect that diversity, whether in terms of gender, ethnicity, age or type of practice. This could be through providing opportunities for leadership training and shadowing as well as mentorship and encouraging younger dentists to get involved with the BDA at national and local levels.
We are also considering whether to alter our election processes to potentially provide protected seats for dentists in particular areas of practice or particular characteristics, such as gender or ethnicity, on our Principal Executive Committee which determines the strategic direction of the BDA, deciding on how best to work for our members.
We are consulting our committees on these issues and the views of the wider profession are also vital.
We would be very grateful if you would spare 5 minutes to answer this short survey and give your views.
As a way of saying thank you, you will be able to enter a prize draw for a £200 gift card by entering an email address (this will not be linked to your data).