The top ten dental gifts for Christmas 2023
1st December 2023
If you're shopping for either presents or stocking fillers, here's a list of our top ten dental gifts. Do you… read more
The theme for International Women’s Day 2018 is #PressforProgress. So today is a good day to look at women in dentistry and their changing roles.
This question has to be asked: Who buys the toothpaste in your household?
In my house, about 95% of the time it’s me, a woman, that drops the toothpaste into the shopping trolley. And how am I different to my grandmother? I’ve earned the money to pay for it too! In the UK, the number of women in the workforce working, earning and forging careers is at an all-time high.
Dentistry has come a long way in the last century. Treatments are now so much more sophisticated, with the emphasis on care and aesthetics, rather than pain management and tooth pulling. And there is a change in the role of women too.
A quick look at SpaDental’s team pages shows that women fill many roles: in practice administration, nursing, hygiene and therapy, and as dentists. Dentistry is one of the areas where the changing role of women is visible.
Between 2007 and 2015, the number of women registered as dentists increased by 44.2%. This does mean that the percentage of women dentists is higher in the younger age brackets. An interesting statistic is that about 75% of dentists over the age of 55 are male.
Although women would have played an important role at home, helping family members deal with toothache, the first registered female dentist was Lilian Lindsay. She qualified in 1895 but had to study in Edinburgh because no English University would accept her.
Around young people it’s important to challenge stereo-types. Professor Julia Higgins of the Institute of Physics writes: “It is astonishing that, in 2018, girls still grow up being treated very differently from boys through entrenched stereotyping and unconscious biases…. We all have a role to play – government, educators, industry, parents and citizens – in tackling the barriers that girls face.” Women make great engineers, programmers, and dentists! We need to be careful not to limit expectations.
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We've been catching up with our patients to find out how their treatment has been over the last months. This has been such a hard year for many of us, personally and professionally, and access to dental care has been affected in many ways by the pandemic. We'd really like to take this opportunity, therefore, to thank you for your understanding. We know that you have had to cope with cancellations and changes to our…More Testimonials
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Kind words from our patients mean a lot to us. Thank you! We're very happy to read reviews that commend the Plymouth team and the dentists "excellent care" and "professional service". Recent patient reviews commend our excellent care: "In safe and caring hands - Without exception the treatment I have received has been outstanding. From the reception staff through each of the individuals involved, their focus is on you and you're fully involved in any…More Testimonials
We very much enjoyed reading the lovely Saltash patient reviews we've received in response to our recent request for feedback. On behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and will also use your recommendations in our planning. SpaDental considers your review comments carefully. We read them all, and use the information we gather to guide our practice so we can keep on improving…More Testimonials
A very appreciative thank you to our patients from the clinicians and staff at SpaDental Chard. It has been a pleasure reading your comments because if our patients are happy, then we're happy. Feedback about the team and treatment from SpaDental Chard reviews "Everyone in the practice is efficient, professional and knowledgeable." - HCG "5 Star Dental Care - Being in the centre of Chard, [the SpaDental] surgery is easily accessible for most patients. The…More Testimonials