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The status of 'equity, diversity and inclusion' in the dental profession

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  • Indicates how our language can be inclusive and non-discriminatory.

  • Considers the relative merits of the terms equity and equality.

  • Draws attention to BDA EDI training on the impacts of our language and behaviours.

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Seddon, C. The status of 'equity, diversity and inclusion' in the dental profession. Br Dent J 234, 98 (2023).

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