Visiting the BACD conference on Saturday was the equivalent of an alumni meeting – the usual suspects were in attendance.
Which had me thinking.
Around 24,000 dentists in the UK.
Of whom 20% take notice of what’s going on in the clinical and business world of dentistry.
Of whom 20% regularly attend conferences, trade shows, post-graduate courses and dinners.
Of whom 20% actively volunteer, not just for BACD but for dentistry.
They don’t just join, they join in.
That’s about 200 people innovating and making a positive difference.
Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.