As he reaches the end of his year as president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), Paul Abrahams shares some of his highlights, reflecting, “It’s been great to see that the BACD didn’t lose any members despite everything this year and that we have developed our support of members even further. Perhaps what I’m most proud of is our affiliation with charity Confidental. Their work in supporting dentists who are struggling has been incredibly important this past year, when so many have faced hardships. Our backing has enabled them to train more volunteers so that more phone calls could be answered and more individuals given the advice and life-changing support they needed.
“Looking ahead, we are keen to invite new professionals to join. The BACD is proud to be a progressive and supportive community, which should not be underestimated. We share a passion for what we do and this is evident during every event, every course and every virtual interaction. It’s what the BACD is built on.
“On that note, I would like to thank everyone who has supported my term as president, including past president Nishan Dixit. We have a very strong board and committees, which is only made possible by the people who selflessly give up their time. Your hard work is so appreciated and the BACD wouldn’t be what it is today without you!”