Specialty training

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? We cover academic research, starting a family and what do you really need to know before you take the leap into specialty training. 

Join us for a frank and open conversation about this much desired pathway in dentistry. 



Khadeeja Sayeed BDS, Manchester 2015

Payal Sharma-Birch BDS, London 2008 https://diamonddentalgroup.uk/  


Andrea Ogden, Undergraduate and Career Development Lead https://www.instagram.com/drandreaogden/ 


BDA members can access the following guides: 

Specialty training guide

Maternity and adoption advice 

Paternity leave 

24-7 counselling and emotional support  


Other helpful resources:

BDJ Jobs 

British Orthodontic Society 

Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) 


About the BDA 

We are the voice of dentists and dental students in the UK. We have been protecting dentists since 1880. We bring dentists together, support our members through advice and education, and represent their interests. 


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