Health and wellbeing leadership in the dental team


The theme of this event is about the role of dental leaders in supporting the health and wellbeing of our people.

Agenda 12 June 2024

09.30Registration and refreshments

Welcome and introduction 
Joanne Rewcastle, GDC Associate Director, Communications and Engagement


From surviving to thriving: managing a chronic health condition in dentistry
Zain Hameed, Dental Core Trainee: Community & Special Care and DLN working group member


Belonging and inclusion in the workplace

Safiyyah Yacoobali & Sophia Morris, Diversity in Dentistry Action Group 

11.00Refreshment break and networking

Panel discussion: The importance of mental health wellness in the workplace

Are the right frameworks in place to provide the right support for dental professionals?


Facilitated by Catherine Rutland, Clinical Director, Simply Health 



Professor Tim Newton, King's College London 

Wendy Duncan, National Dental Education and Training Officer, BADT

Theresa Thorp, Executive Director, Regulation, GDC

Neena Manek, Dentolegal Adviser, MDDUS

12.15Buffet lunch and networking

Road to resilience: team and individual level resilience interventions 
Mahrukh Khwaja, Founder of Mind Ninja 


Table discussion and panel: A healthy dental team = good patient care 

What are you doing as a dental leader?


Facilitated by Colin MacKenzie, Head of Nations and Engagement, GDC 



Catharine Tannahill, Director of Clinician Engagement, Portman Dentex Dental Care

Mark O'Hagan, Director of People, Community Dental Services CIC

Stuart Johnson, Lancashire & South Cumbria LDCs

Ian Wilson, Training Programme Director, NHS England



Summary and close 
Tom Whiting, GDC Chief Executive and Registrar 


Optional networking until 16:00 

Refreshments provided 

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