Dr Bashar Al-Naher gives us a glimpse into his upcoming lecture at the London Dentistry Show.

I am delighted to be part of the inaugural London Dentistry Show, which is bringing together so many different aspects of dentistry.

My lecture challenges delegates to consider their own mental health and wellbeing. We spend so much time (rightly) considering the welfare of our patients that we often forget to review our own health and happiness. The lecture is entitled The psychology of wellbeing, success and abundance for dentists: attaining dental nirvana. I am as passionate about psychology as I am about dentistry and, for me, the two are inextricably entwined.

I have studied and practised positive psychology and self development for 35 years, having obtained a Master’s degree in clinical hypnotherapy applied to dentistry from University College London. I am also a master practitioner and life coach in neuro linguistic programming, as well as a qualified clinical hypnotherapist. I am fascinated with the impact these practices can have on an individual and have an interest in other modern systems of psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness.

It was this background that lead me to develop the ‘enjoyable dentistry technique’, which is the only technique in dentistry that allows patients not only not to feel any pain, but also to positively enjoy dental treatment. I also developed the empowering psychology system, which combines and adds to the best and most effective psychological self-change techniques – a system I have adapted for dentists.

My course, The psychology of wellbeing, success and abundance for dentists – attaining dental nirvana, is the culmination of my life’s work.

Challenges

My presentation this September will introduce delegates to the psychology of wellbeing and success. Furthermore, it will teach dentists how to attain ‘dental nirvana’. It does exist and can be attained by everyone. Dental professionals face numerous challenges in their working and personal lives that can lead to feelings of stress, fear and negativity. These challenges can also result in depression or worse.

This lecture will discuss how dentists can avoid falling into these negative states by making use of the latest knowledge, advances and technologies in the field of psychology. It will also look at how dentists can take control of their self-development to become the best they can possibly be.

I will teach delegates about the importance of self-knowledge and self-development, as well as why it is so important to success in their professional and personal lives. I will also explain how to avoid undesirable states such as stress, negativity, overwhelm, fear, worry, depression and burnout in their lives.

Practical psychological skills

Conversely, I will also describe how delegates can achieve a state of optimism, positivity, energy, drive, enthusiasm, inner peace and contentment in their professional and personal lives.

I also intend to give them the practical psychological skills to allow them to increase their chances of success, in both their professional and personal lives.

Mental health is very topical at the moment and is something of which we should all be aware. Our brain is an organ and needs caring for in the same way our heart, lungs and other organs do. I look forward to welcoming delegates and helping them take their first steps on the road to dental nirvana. I promise you will never look back.


Bashar will be speaking at the Stars of Dentistry section of the London Dentistry Show at 11am on Saturday 14 September, being held at Olympia London. The two-day event will feature more than 300 of the dental world’s leading companies, and include hundreds of speakers and hours of CPD. To gain entry to the Stars of Dentistry, the cost is £79 per lecture, £99 for two lectures or £149 for unlimited access. For more details, or to register your place, visit www.londondentistryshow.co.uk, call 01923 851777 or email [email protected].