Hassan Shariff

Hassan Shariff

Author at Dentistry Online

Clinical and academic teaching fellow for the BSc Oral Health Science programme at the University of Highlands and Islands.

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Diet culture – how could this affect our team members?

Hassan Shariff explores the concept of diet culture and how teams can navigate conversations surrounding eating disorders within the practice environment. A holistic approach in healthcare means Dental Care Professionals (DCP) often discuss health risk behaviours with patients. Consequently, the same knowledge is frequently relayed and discussed during work hours with team members. Health information…

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How to ensure minority groups feel seen in dentistry

Hassan Shariff considers how teams and practices can take steps to support gender minority groups within dentistry. According to the World Health Organisation, gender can be defined as characteristics that reflect masculinity or femininity, that are socially constructed. This can include behaviours and roles. As gender is a social construct, it can change over time…

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Representation in dental education – is it important?

Hassan Shariff discusses the importance of representation in dental education and how small changes can lead to a big difference. To consider this, we need to be aware of the following definitions: What is diversity? Go beyond the literal definition of diversity suggesting there are inherent differences within people, and we see that diversity is…

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