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About us

“Celebrating and honoring women in the dental field by harnessing her incredible power to her passion in dentistry. At PAWD, We’re finding opportunities to make change happen for every woman! We are Creating History by helping her weave Her Story!”



Pakistan Association of Women Dentists-PAWD


PAWD is the first and only organization of its kind in Pakistan and incredibly one of only three such organizations in the world. PAWD is an organization dedicated to the creation of successful commercial social and professional and ventures. Throughout our vast array of programs, we wish to empower and inter-link the female dental community of Pakistan with our Continued Professional Development courses, clinical mentorships as well as fostering understanding and facilitating women in dentistry to allow them to fulfill their aspirations and career goals keeping in view the different social, familial pressures in the Pakistani setup. Here we would like to emphasize the unparalleled and unseen feminization of dentistry wherein over 85 % of current enrollment in dental colleges comprises the female population.


Mission:

To have an organization that is closely affiliated with the different Colleges of Dentistry and the female dental community of Pakistan. We aim to be a source of recognition and aspiration amongst female dental professionals and aim to enrich and connect their lives through knowledge sharing and skill development.


Objectives:

We envision to to function as a women dental organization,to promote the advancement of women, encourage participation in all aspects of dentistry to provide females in the dental community the opportunity to grow as professionals and utilize their potential for the betterment of the society and country


Recent News:

Pakistan Association of Women Dentists (PAWD) organized its first workshop “Composite Onlays: From Fabrication to Finishing” in collaboration with Islamic International Dental College(IIDC) Islamabad. The ceremony began with recitation of the Holy Quran followed by opening remarks by the founding member and executive director of PAWD, Dr Joharia Azhar Saadat, who elaborated on the first female professional dental organization, its inception, vision and mission. The workshop began with lectures by Dr Alia Ahmed , Head of Department of Operative Dentistry Islamic International Dental College and Dr Nadia Aman, consultant at Shifa International hospital and Head of Department at Margalla Institute of Health Sciences. Post graduate trainees Dr Usman Anwer and Dr Muhammad Qasim carried out case presentations . And a webinar by eminent aesthetic dentist Dr George Freedman who joined live from Canada. Participants of the workshop were initially shown a video demonstration prepared by post graduate trainees of IIDC followed by hands on workshop on onlays. Participants stated that it was an immensely rewarding learning experience for them and it was going to allow them to incorporate onlays in their clinical practice which was formerly a relatively underutilized procedure in Pakistan.