ACTEON is deeply involved in our WAKE FOR WOMEN initiative:
Working and Keeping Equality for Women

We are hosting a series of webinars beginning October 6, 2021 to discuss a variety of topics relevant to the challenges women in dentistry are facing today. We hope you can join us for the live event, but recorded sessions will also be available on-demand. Please see below for our schedule, and come back to this page to view any webinars after they've taken place.


OCTOBER 6, 2021 1pm EST / 7pm CET  |  Boosting women in leadership, your questions answered with Valérie Baschet

In this webinar presented by Katy Kjartanson, we will explore Valerie’s journey to becoming a prominent influential leader. We will learn about Valerie’s strengths and weaknesses, the highs and lows of getting to where she is today, and what she thinks defines a great female leader.

Valerie Baschet is a mother of 2 teenagers. She has been a senior executive in the dental industry, as a VP General Manager for France and Asia as well as a Group VP leading the Dentsply Sirona Endodontics business. Valerie is usually described by her team as a leader who cares. She assesses her own performance by the level of engagement of her teams around a vision and a strategy along with how she led them to a common success. After 17 years at Dentsply Sirona, Valerie has decided to dedicate her time to what she does best: helping leaders find their own solutions, growing in humanity and coherence, with people recognized as the core value and engine of an organization.  She is now co-founder and president of meaneo, a consulting company enabling leaders and their organizations to engage in a human, societal and environmental transformation in order to reconcile purpose, impact and performance. A Graduate of HEC Paris, she has significant international experience having directly managed teams in North America, Asia and Europe. She has lived in Taiwan, Germany, Dubai, Hong Kong and Switzerland.

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OCTOBER 20, 2021 1pm EST / 7pm CET  |  Imposter Syndrome: Lifting The Mask Of Self-doubt with Dr. Mahrukh Khwaja

In this webinar, we will unpack what imposter syndrome is and how it presents in DCP's. We will also explore evidence-based psychological tools to help manage imposter syndrome thoughts. 

Dr. Mahrukh Khwaja is founder and CEO of Mind Ninja; a well-being startup providing resilience and well-being training to dental professionals so they can thrive in any environment. Mahrukh created the 'Mind Flossing' toolkit; a well-being deck of cards to enhance resilience for dental professionals. Mind Ninja provides workshops, programmes and coaching. Mahrukh has worked with a diverse range of organisations, including King’s College London, BDA, Acteon, Oxford NHS, Dentinal Tubules, BARD and Tipton Training. She has written the mental health chapter for Shaz Memon’s book, ‘Instagram for Dentists’ and is due to publish a book on well-being for dental professionals next year with Wiley-Blackwell. Mahrukh was shortlisted as a finalist for the Private Dentistry Awards 2020. Mahrukh is a dentist, with over 11 years of clinical experience, a Positive Psychologist, an accredited mindfulness teacher and holds a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology.

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NOVEMBER 10, 2021 1pm EST / 7pm CET  | Recognizing & Overcoming Burnout with Dr. Kelly Tanner

In this webinar, we will learn how to recognize, reduce, and prevent burnout among dental professionals. We will discuss practical wellness tips to identify and reduce triggers that lead to burnout, allowing you to excel in your potential.

Dr. Kelly Tanner, Ph.D, RDH is an industry educator, certified executive coach, and has doctoral education in organizational leadership. Kellyhas served in areas of dental hygiene including academia, corporate, clinical, entrepreneur, researcher, and has also been active with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association at both the State and National Level. She has been recognized for her outstanding leadership within health care and university settings and is a recipient of the ADHA and Johnson & Johnson Award for Excellence.

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NOVEMBER 17, 2021 1pm EST / 7pm CET  |  Women Inspiring Women, Panel Session with Dr. Mahrukh Khwaja, Dr. Kelly Tanner and Valérie BASCHET

3 inspirational women on one panel! This is an interactive session where you will have the opportunity to ask Valerie, Kelly and Mahrukh about their personal experiences and challenges in becoming great leaders in their field, or about the topics covered in previous webinars.

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