Course Location


Arizona Country Club
5668 E Orange Blossom Ln
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Course Speakers

  • Kathy O`Loughlin

Women in Dentistry Finale Event

Tuesday, October 02, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm  •  3 CEUs  •  $60 For AzDA Members

Meet, greet, and engage with powerful women in dentistry who share the same challenges and circumstances as you. Form community and connections during this enjoyable evening out with friends.

This presentation will cover the current state of women in leadership positions in healthcare and how that compares to other industries, identify the gaps that exist between male and female healthcare leaders (income, academic and hospital leadership, practice ownership), explore the reasons for those gaps, and describe strategies and leadership traits and skills, for women healthcare leaders to pursue, in order to close those gaps.

Learning Objectives:
1. Current data on gender, income, leadership positions and satisfaction trends of female practitioners as compared to males participating in the health care system (from students to mature practitioners).
2. Possible explanations for observed trends, understanding the variables that influence these trends.
3. Professional strategies for closing the gaps between female and male healthcare practitioners
4. Identify meaningful personal and organizational strategies and goals to assure professional equity between male and female practitioners through guided discussion among the participants


Kathy O`Loughlin

Dr. Kathy O'Loughlin is the executive director of the American Dental Association, the nation's leading advocate for oral health. She is a nationally recognized leader in the health care, nonprofit and education sectors, and she speaks around the country about the profession of dentistry, oral health care delivery, public health policy, dental practitioner mental health and wellness, interprofessional collaboration within health care delivery, and on the need for diversity within the dental profession. She was the first female dental school class president and valedictorian of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is the first female executive director of the American Dental Association, which was founded in 1859.


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