We want you: Seeing leadership through two female leaders’ lenses in honor of Women’s History Month (Part 2)

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month this March, I’m sharing excerpts of interviews from two outstanding female leaders in dentistry who exhibit both authentic and transformational leadership qualities. Earlier this week, I interviewed Dr. Maxine Feinberg, the third woman to hold office of ADA president in 2014-15. Today, here’s an excerpt of my interview… Read More »

We want you: Seeing leadership through two female leaders’ lenses in honor of Women’s History Month (Part 1)

This January I had the honor to contribute to the ADA’s Accelerator Series on how to cultivate leadership skills through mentoring and coaching.  As female applicants continue to increase in dentistry, the leadership representation of women still lags behind. In Linda Whelan’s book “Women Lead the Way,” she talked about the “30% solution” where 30% seems to be… Read More »

Everyone Matters: Seeking leadership diversity in organized dentistry

It has been a long but fulfilling 10 years of hard work in organized dentistry – or “dental-land,” as I like to affectionally call it. I often talk about losing my community of colleagues and friends once dental school graduation happened, and how my work in the associations has brought me a new community. They are the support… Read More »

Leadership for newbies: Becoming a trustee two years after dental school

Once I graduated from dental school, I began to seek out leadership opportunities in the real world. One of the first things I noticed was that the active leaders in my dental communities were most often middle-aged men. As a young female dentist, I felt that there was a distinct lack of young/female/recent grad/private practice representation within dental… Read More »

Apply for ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership 2019-20 class

The American Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership is accepting applications through April 12 for its 2019-20 class. The Institute is designed to provide education and leadership skills to dentists who are members of racial, ethnic and/or gender groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles within the profession and their communities. Selected applicants will attend… Read More »

Friendship, leadership, passion in practice

Dr. Alice Boghosian jokes that her dental practice is a factory for dental students. The mentorship of Dr. Boghosian and her partner, Dr. John Hagopian, is what led Drs. Arda Paylan and Agata Skiba to apply to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and ultimately move into practicing dentistry. It was the influence of the… Read More »