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.