Over 50% of graduating dentists are women, and it is important to serve as mentors, supporters, and friends as they embark on a career in dentistry, and specifically implant dentistry. We, as a profession, must continue to encourage the integration of women as leaders, innovators, and mentors in academics, private practice, and beyond. Associations, organizations, and corporate partners can help inspire and engage female surgeons to move our profession into the next era of implant dentistry.
- This FRED talk will discuss how industry has led to increased engagement and involvement of women in implant dentistry.
- This FRED talk will discuss how leadership opportunities can foster innovation, education, and mentoring among women in implant dentistry.
Tara Aghaloo DDS, MD, PhD is Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She completed her dental training at UMKC, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency, M.D., and PhD at UCLA. She is a diplomate of the American Board of OMS, and her clinical practice focuses on bone and soft tissue regeneration for dental implants. She is also active in professional organizations where she is Vice-President of the Academy of Osseointegration, an AAOMS committee of research member, ITI fellow, member of the core group in the Women Implantology Network (WIN), and section editor of IJOMI.