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Webinar: Fostering Inclusion for 2SLGBTQIA+ Patients and Staff

February 8 @ 6:30 pm

Have you ever faced challenges in communicating and working with 2SLGBTQIA+ patients and staff? Do you want to eliminate awkward moments in your office and ensure a safer and more inclusive space for everyone? 

Join us on February 8 to learn more about advancing inclusivity within your dental practice, with a particular focus on 2SLGBTQIA+ patients and staff. In today’s diverse world, it is essential for dental professionals to adapt and create environments that are welcoming, safe, and respectful for everyone. This webinar, moderated by Dr. Salima Dadani, features Darryl Wright, HRx Coach and Facilitator, as the lead presenter and Dr. Allan Hovan, as our special guest speaker. Together, we will delve into strategies, tools, and best practices aimed at fostering a more inclusive and equitable dental practice.

What you will gain from attending this webinar:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the historical context of the 2SLGBTQIA+ rights movement within Canada and its impact on current attitudes and beliefs
  • Explore real-world examples of discrimination encountered by 2SLGBTQIA+ dental patients and staff
  • Discover practical ways to demonstrate your commitment to respect and acceptance by creating a more inclusive environment for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals in your practice

About the speakers

Darryl Wright: Darryl is an ATD Master Trainer and facilitator, instructional designer, coach, and disruptor who is passionate about providing knowledge and skills to others so they can be their best selves at work and in life. With over 20 years in Learning and Development, he brings expertise in change management; understanding of the complexities of organizational structures; inclusion, diversity and belonging; and the importance of psychological safety.

Darryl’s focus on equity, diversity and inclusion has been grassroots orientated; creating employee resource groups, policies and a framework for inclusion councils to get started.

As well as getting his Master Trainer certification from Association for Talent and Development, Darryl is an Accredited Practitioner for Insights Discovery. He volunteers with the Canadian Mental Health Association facilitating Suicide Support Groups and answering their distress line.

Dr. Allan Hovan: Dr. Allan Hovan is a dentist & Oral Medicine specialist with a keen interest in the provision of dental care to marginalized & under-serviced dental patients. He is the provincial lead for the Oral Oncology/Dentistry program at BC Cancer, has worked in various Not-for-profit and hospital-based dental clinics and has negotiated for funding for patients who cannot afford the cost of medically-important dental care. Dr. Hovan is also the Chair of the BCDA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force.

Dr. Salima Dadani: Dr. Dadani’s journey in dentistry over the last 22 years has included being an Associate, practice owner, and owner of an innovative business that brings the dental clinic to patients who can no longer get to their traditional dentist. Dr. Dadani is currently a Director, Member Support with BCDA and has a strong commitment to volunteering, including serving on BCDA’s Geriatric Dentistry Committee.

Free, open to all dental professionals. Non-BCDA member? Enter” 0” in the BCDA Member ID field.



February 8
6:30 pm
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