Statistics speak for themselves: Today, more women than men are graduating from dental universities. On the other side, women make up only a fraction of dentists who are active in our field. Combining a career in implant dentistry – today still a male-dominated discipline – with the family role is still a challenge for women.
We want to engage in female empowerment
Straumann wants to engage and support women in dentistry in general and particularly in implantology. Research and feedback from female dentists suggest that we have a role to play. This is why we initiated a program to understand what the challenges are, to provide the right support and to address this topic around the world. In this context, WIN (Women Implantology Network) was created: an international network of dental professionals who are committed to encourage and inspire women towards achieving their full potential within the field of implant dentistry.
Our initiative in Japan: WDAI – Women Dental Academy for Implantology
In Japan, there are still few female implantologists. We feel it is of great importance to support female dentists by providing them with spaces where they can develop their potentials. This is why WDAI (Women Dental Academy for Implantology) was founded by a group of female dentists who committed to support other women in the field, and sponsored by Straumann.
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