Starting a business
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We chat with three dentists who run their own business and ask when is the right time to take the leap? What are the right motivations? What were the obstacles they encountered and ultimately, is it worth it? 

Our guests have all taken risks to own their businesses including taking over an independent practice, building a ten-site empire and creating a digital start-up. 

Join us for a frank and open conversation about entrepreneurship as a career choice in dentistry. 



Lauren Harrhy, Practice Owner of Sparkle Dental Centre

Jin Vaghela, Clinical Director of Smile Clinic Group 

Hannah Burrow, Creator of Kiroku 



Andrea Ogden, Undergraduate and Career Development Lead  


Helpful resources 

Business continuity planning  (

Business names and brands  ( 

Business planning and managing change (   

Buying a dental practice ( 

Webinars ( 

24-7 counselling and emotional support  ( 

BDJ Jobs  

BDJ Marketplace   


About the BDA  

We are the voice of dentists and dental students in the UK. We have been protecting dentists since 1880. We bring dentists together, support our members through advice and education, and represent their interests.  

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