An Association you can depend on


  Posted by: Dental Design      6th June 2023

Holly Broadfoot, Media Relations Officer and Northwest England Representative for the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) shares her career journey and why she loves being part of the Association:

‘I had always considered going into dentistry at school, but to begin with my life went in a different direction. After a couple of career changes in my twenties I was working on a project which helped support students with work experience to help them get into medical fields such as nursing, medicine and dentistry. I saw how hard these students were working to achieve their dreams and was inspired to go back and study in a field I had always been interested in. I read more about dental therapy and decided that it would be the job for me!

‘Once I was set on pursuing dental therapy, I studied at the University of Liverpool and commuted from home each day. After qualifying, I was lucky enough to gain a full-time position in Buxton on a maternity cover where I relocated for 9 months in order to take the amazing job opportunity. Over the last 3 years I have worked in several practices in the North West in order to find the right opportunity for myself, and now I am lucky enough to be employed full time at a practice less than 10 minutes away from my house!’

Like many other dental therapists and dental hygienists, Holly first discovered the BADT when she was a student at university. Since then, she has become actively engaged with the Association. She comments:

‘I joined the BADT as a student after our North West Representative came in to University to talk to us about being BADT members. I was at the annual conference in Liverpool when one of my old tutors introduced me to a few council members and advised she thought I would be a good fit.

‘I am now the Media Relations Officer and Northwest England Representative for the Association. One core aim of the media side is to use our social media platforms to aid with recruitment as well as connect with our current members and keep them up-to-date. The BADT does so much for its members, so using these platforms to share stories and updates is a really great way to see what we’re all doing as a community and for people to get involved! As Northwest England Representative, my duties also include looking after the members in this area and acting as a go-between for them and the council. I will also hopefully use my time to focus on recruiting more individuals from this part of the UK to join the BADT as well!’

Holly is just one of the passionate individuals whose hard work ensures that the BADT continues to be an excellent resource for dental therapists and dental hygienists at all stages of their careers. Here, she reveals why people should join the BADT and her top tips for new members:

‘You should join the BADT if you want to be a part of and stay abreast of the latest developments in dental therapy moving forward. We provide many educational resources and assets to our BADT members in an ever-changing clinical world. We will support you through the big changes in the industry and in your careers, and push forward for dental therapists and hygienists of the future, so that we can all have our voices heard.

‘I would recommend that all new members of the attend the annual conference as well as any other events organised and supported by the BADT! These events are always great fun and filled with exceptional networking opportunities. Plus, having friends and colleagues as who are also members BADT members is a great benefit, as you know you will always have people you can depend on.

‘Even if you initially think you aren’t suited to being a BADT member, don’t be afraid to talk to us and ask any questions. We’re all here to help and support you and always looking for new members of the BADT and people to be a part of the council. It’s a real family-feel Association and we are all so passionate about what we do, so much so that we all volunteer and dedicate our free time to ensure that every member receives the support they need to really make a difference!’

Want to find out more about becoming a member of the BADT? Get in touch with the team today.

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