About this event

  • Date and time Wed 16 Sep 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:15pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Odontology

Join us for part three of a three-part webinar series exploring the contemporary topic of leadership in dentistry, in particular its role in the postgraduate training environment.

Leadership development has become an important part of professional education in healthcare and the integration of this into clinical practice is crucial. This series provides an opportunity to explore subjects around postgraduate training and education affecting the development of leadership skills in young dentists, as well as hearing from educators around their strategies for influencing the positive development of the modern clinician.

This final element of the series will include:

  • A panel of young dental leaders exploring the ins and outs of leadership in dentistry, and what can be expected for the future
  • The Colyer Prize winner announcement

Participants can expect to hear from a faculty of young leading dental practitioners who have undergone leadership training and qualifications, and a discussion around the influence of leadership in their personal development and the wider healthcare environment. The winners of the Colyer Prize will also be announced afterwards.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit(s) per webinar of this series will be issued to those joining the webinars live. Certificates of attendance for CPD will be automatically issued after 7 days, but only where a delegate watches the webinar live in its entirety. 

Colyer Prize submissions: Click here to view.

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We would like to thank our sponsors Pathognomics Ltd for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Key speakers

Dr Natalie Bradley

Specialist Registrar in Special Care Dentistry, Guy’s Hospital/Surrey & Sussex Healthcare

Speaker's biography

Natalie is currently undertaking her specialist training in Special Care Dentistry and is passionate about addressing the oral health of vulnerable groups. She has experience working in general practice, community and hospital services as well as completing a fellowship with the Chief Dental Officer’s Scheme. She is an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur and dental blogger, with her blog ‘A Tooth Germ’ reaching over half a million views this year

Miss Zahra Kidy

Foundation Dentist

Speaker's biography

Zahra studied her undergraduate dental degree at the University of Sheffield, where she also received a Bachelors of Medical Science intercalated degree. Graduating in 2020, she has just begun work as Foundation Dentist as part of the Guy’s and King’s Pilot Scheme in London. She has an interest in research, presenting at University research presentation days as well as at the British Society of Oral and Dental Research/International Association for Dental Research General Meeting (London, 2018), where she was awarded the undergraduate Junior Colgate Prize and the International Association for Dental Research General Meeting (Vancouver, 2019) where she was a finalist in the international Hatton competition.

Mr Vinay Chavda

Academic Dental Core Trainee and HEE Fellow in Digital Healthcare

Speaker's biography

Vinay is an academic Dental Core Trainee based at the Birmingham Dental Hospital where he is a Topol Fellow in Digital Healthcare, part of the Health Education England initiative to upskill the healthcare workforce in digital technology. This role is focused around a primary research project, however also engages with policy making bodies in HEE, NHSX and NHS Digital.

Prior to this, he was part of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management’s Chief Dental Officer Scheme in academic year 2018/19. Whilst in this role he was placed in the Office of the Chief Dental Officer, based at NHS England and Improvement. Through experiential learning, Vinay has been able to pick up knowledge about how the NHS system works and was given the task of leading the Dental section of the NHS Interim Peoples Plan.

Mrs Lauren Harrhy

General Dentist Practitioner and Owner, Sparkle Dental Centre

Speaker's biography

Lauren qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 2009. She owns Sparkle Dental Centre and created the Facebook group Mental Dental- A Group for Dentists in Crisis. Lauren is also a founding member and secretary of Confidental, the helpline charity for Dentists in crisis. She sits on several BDA committees and working groups; she is the Acting Chair of the Young Dentists Committee, Vice Chair of the Welsh General Dental Practice Committee and also sits on the UK General Dental Practice Committee and Welsh Council. She is currently involved with several EDI projects as well as her work on mental health and burnout

Dr Roshni Karia

Dentist, Former Vice Dean, Faculty of General Dental Practice and Part Time Clinical Tutor, Faculty of Dentistry Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, Kings College London

Speaker's biography

Roshni’s role at the FGDP began as an Early Careers Observer to the Board in 2015.  During this time her role was to listen to the views of the Board and offer opinion and advice to help facilitate development in the profession particularly from the view of an Early Careers Dentist.  


In 2017, Roshni ran for and was duly elected to the Board to represent the South West Thames and South East Thames Region, England. As a newly Elected Board Representative, her vision was to create a Professional Community of like-minded dentists who felt they had a support network and 'Professional Home' that stimulates peer learning and collaboration, as it is here where she believes we thrive the most.  Roshni began work alongside the FGDP (UK) team to re-establish her region first by close analysis of member feedback and presented this initial journey nationally at a Divisions Event on 'Emerging Leaders.' Following involvement with the Membership Affairs Committee, she was offered the position of Chair and subsequently joined the Deans Executive Board.  

Within her capacity so far with the FGDP (UK)  Roshni has attended various Board meetings outside of which,  she has also  consulted on and co-ordinated  (in line with her vision), various projects to help advance dental care, raise standards, develop membership (including  for dental students),  prepare for independence, facilitate regional CPD/ focus group sessions  as well as  recently develop a new regional study club.  

In addition to her involvement directly with the Faculty, Roshni also is a representative on the Child Oral Health Improvement Board at the Department of Health and Social Care,  Public Health England.  This group meets regularly to discuss various initiatives with relevant stakeholders that all have key leadership roles for children and young people; with the overarching ambition that " every child grows up free from tooth decay as part of every child having the best start in life." 

In 2019, Roshni was elected as Junior Vice Dean, at the FGDP (UK), which she feels was a real ‘privilege and honour’.  Within her capacity, she has been now working closely with the Educations and Qualifications committee to help  develop a  new Professional Career Structure for the whole Dental Team, giving practitioners the chance to develop freely and flexibly with a real sense of satisfaction in their professional careers.   


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Dr Deborah Bomfim, President, Odontology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Sami Stagnell, Honorary Secretary, Odontology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Colyer Prize presentations
Young dental leaders panel – who, where, why and what now?

Mr Vinay Chavda, Academic Dental Core Trainee and Health Education England Fellow in Digital Healthcare, Dr Roshni Karia, Dentist, Former Vice Dean, Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and Part Time Clinical Tutor, Faculty of Dentistry Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, Kings College London, Dr Natalie Bradley, Specialist Registrar in Special Care Dentistry, Guy's Hospital and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Mrs Lauren Harrhy, General Dentist Practitioner and Owner, Sparkle Dental Centre

Panel discussion
Do Stromal or Tumour Cells drive Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Motility in vitro?

Miss Zahra Kidy, Foundation Dentist

Close of meeting




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Leadership in dentistry: Part 1

Part one of a three-part webinar series exploring the contemporary topic of leadership in dentistry, in particular its role in the postgraduate training environment.

This first webinar will cover the changing landscape of leadership education and development, skills that impact on dento-legal outcomes, and leadership qualities and training in postgraduate dental education.

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Leadership in dentistry: Part 2

Part two of a three-part webinar series exploring the contemporary topic of leadership in dentistry, in particular its role in the postgraduate training environment.

This second webinar will explore the design of leadership training programmes, human factors as an essential skill in leadership training, and leadership behaviours that are important in personal development.


Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.