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FDI asks female dentists to answer survey about workplace challenges

Participation will help organization understand issues women face globally

January 26, 2021

By David Burger


Image of FDI World Dental Federation logo“Female U.S. dentists are invited to participate in a global survey about their working lives conducted in part by the FDI World Dental Federation.

The survey’s purpose is to help the FDI understand the trials, tribulations and successes of women in dentistry, said Irene Marron-Tarrazzi, D.M.D., past vice president of the ADA and board member of the FDI Women Dentists Worldwide Section.

"We need the help of female dentists to understand the challenges and opportunities they have experienced in their careers,” Dr. Marron-Tarrazzi said.

The FDI Women in Dentistry project, a collaboration between FDI World Dental Federation, FDI Women Dentists Worldwide Section and the University of Bern in Switzerland, was established to highlight the challenges of the current situation globally, emphasize opportunities and showcase how women bring positive changes in leadership and innovation in different fields of dentistry.

Survey questions seek information on a variety of issues, such as income equality based on gender, job security (regarding maternity leave) and fair working conditions.