All change for Careers Day 2013

A number of new features including a CV clinic, business room and hands-on demonstrations will be on offer alongside the regular mix of practical advice, lectures, and exhibition at next year’s BDA UCL Eastman Careers Day, the newly-published programme reveals.

The annual event, which takes place on 8 February at London’s Hotel Russell, gives young dentists the chance to explore a range of career options and specialisms. Each of the eight rooms at the event will offer a full programme centred around a particular theme such as general practice, specialities, business and finance, experience building, and hospitals and special care.

For the first time in 2013 the day will also include a special programme of guidance sessions for those who are studying or have passed their ORE exam and a dedicated hands-on demonstration programme where a range of experts will demonstrate new clinical techniques on phantom head simulators. There will also be a dedicated CV Clinic offering delegates the chance to get one-to-one advice with the speakers.

A highlight of the day will be a panel discussion looking at the organisation of dentistry in the future. The panel will include Chief Dental Office Barry Cockcroft alongside Professor Andrew Eder, Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dental Education at the Eastman Dental Institute, Elizabeth Jones, Dean of Postgraduate Dentistry for the London Deanery, and Peter Ward, Chief Executive at the BDA. The discussion will be chaired by Dr Judith Husband, Chair of Education and Ethics for the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee.

Speaking ahead of the event, Dr Judith Husband, said:

‘Those starting out on their career in dentistry will find, at the Careers Day, everything they need to help them take those essential first steps. I am pleased that we are once again working with the UCL Eastman Dental Institute to host this event.’

A full programme for the day and booking information is available on the dedicated event page on the BDA website. Bookings made before 30 November 2012 attract an early booking discount.