Chairside: Conversations about careers in dentistry

Brought to you by the BDA, this podcast series explores the unlimited, unexpected and maybe even unknown opportunities that qualifying as a dentist open up to you. Join our host, Andrea Ogden GDP, as she chats to dental professionals from across the UK who discuss the paths they took that changed the course of their careers. Over six episodes we cover the topics that so many young dentists and undergraduates told us you wanted. We discuss everything from specialty training, starting a business, mixing up your career with non-clinical roles to undertaking FD/VT training, working with kids, the CDS and within prisons and even leaving UK clinical dentistry entirely. These are frank, honest and inspiring conversations that reveal just how much flexibility, opportunity and variety there is within the world of dentistry.

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We’re chairside with two specialty trainees. We’re asking if there’s a better time to do it? How difficult is it to apply? How competitive is it? And can you take on other challenges at the same time?...
July 14, 2021
We chat with three dentists who run their own business and ask when is the right time to take the leap? What are the right motivations? What were the obstacles they encountered and ultimately, is it w...
July 15, 2021
Fancy a portfolio career? What does it take to get the balance right? We ask three dentists who have each taken their passion for dentistry and developed an outlet outside of their clinical roles. Fro...
July 15, 2021
We’re chairside with three dentists who have completed foundation training and have had vastly different experiences. Learn about the course options available, and how they differ. Does a year-long co...
July 15, 2021
Have you thought about treating children? Or perhaps you’re pondering the prison service. Or working in the CDS? As undergraduates we learn the basics, but is it enough?  You probably already know tha...
July 15, 2021
What if the job you studied so hard for no longer feels right? How easy is it to leave, and what opportunities are there for a dentist who doesn’t want to practise dentistry  - or dentistry in this co...
July 15, 2021
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