The Kenya Dental Association is the professional association of Kenyan Dentists committed to the public oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement.
Below are benefits of being in the board offers:
KDA as a professional body has the mandate to bring out professional interests effectively to allied health professionals, the insurance industry, government, media and any other organization through its collective body. This gives you an advantage to be able to voice your opinion and be heard through the strength in numbers.
KDA regularly organizes Corporate Social Responsibility programmes that promote oral health such as Oral Health Talks, Free Dental Outreaches and Camps and World Oral Health Day Celebrations. It gives you a chance to give back to your community.
Through provision of avenues for members to come together and interact KDA strengthens the sense of purpose and belonging among members. This helps you makes some new acquaintances that will go a long way in furthering your career and strengthening your network.
KDA enables timely distribution of information relevant to the profession especially those that affect oral healthcare. This in turn enables you to make prudent decisions in your practice and career.
KDA gives you an opportunity to hone your skills as a leader through electable and appointable positions within the KDA national governing council and committees. It also lends credence to your participation in leadership roles in the broader local, regional and international professional communities and societies.
KDA provides arenas for mentorship such as in forums, chat groups, discussion boards affiliated with KDA.
7. Professional Development
KDA offers you avenues that facilitate Continuous Professional Development such as Lectures, Courses, Workshops, Seminars, Symposiums and Conferences that involve both local and international participants. This enables you to get the latest industry innovations, research and trends in the oral healthcare profession. CPD credits or points are awarded in these avenues which enable you to meet the necessary threshold for your annual retention by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
8. Public Relations
Through engagement with various organization's, corporate entities and media outlets KDA actively markets to the general public and other stakeholders the entails of the profession. This is to enhance benefits of the oral healthcare profession’s services, and to counter any negative press that may harm the profession.
9. Publishing Services
KDA through the Journal of Kenya Dental Association you have the opportunity to be peer reviewed and published. This goes a long way in building individual achievements and initiating you to the world of scientific publications. It helps in building your resume.
By investing in research and building alliances with oral healthcare associations regionally and globally KDA opens new doors for you to take advantage of opportunities available and career resources.