‘Shape the future of dentistry’ appeal

Dentists from across the UK are invited to nominate themselves for membership of 13 British Dental Association (BDA) committees.

The selection of committees represent practitioners working in general practice (including wholly private practice), salaried primary care, hospital services, academia and the armed forces. BDA members and non-members alike are eligible for membership of the committees.

Dentists elected to the committees will serve a three-year term beginning early in 2012.
 
Peter Ward, chief executive of the BDA, says: ‘The BDA is a democratic organisation that strives hard to represent dentists in all of the crafts across all of the countries of the UK. It is only possible to do that if members of the profession actively engage in the democratic process.

‘I urge all dentists to consider standing for these elections, the winners of which will be helping to shape dentistry in what looks set to be an exciting and pivotal period across the UK.’
 
Nominations are sought from dentists interesting in becoming members of the following committees:
 
• The General Dental Practice Committee – the body that represents general dental practitioners across the UK including private practitioners
• The Salaried Dentists Committee – representing salaried primary care dentists in England
• The Central Committee for Dental Academic Staff – representing dental academics across the UK
• The Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services – representing hospital dentists across the UK
• The Armed Forces Committee – representing dentists working in the UK armed services
• The Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee – representing general dental practitioners in Northern Ireland including private practitioners
• The Northern Ireland Salaried Dentists Committee – representing salaried primary care dentists in Northern Ireland
• The Northern Ireland Committee for Hospital Dental Services – representing hospital dentists in Northern Ireland
• The Scottish Dental Practice Committee – representing general dental practitioners in Scotland including private practitioners
• The Scottish Salaried Dentists Committee – representing salaried primary care dentists in Scotland
• The Scottish Hospital Dental Services Committee – representing hospital dentists in Scotland
• The Welsh General Dental Practice Committee – representing general dental practitioners in Wales
• The Welsh Committee for Community Dentists – representing salaried primary care dentists in Wales.


Those interested in putting themselves forward for one or more of the committees should email gettinginvolved@bda.org for a nomination pack.

Packs will be dispatched in mid-September and must be returned and completed by 5pm on Friday 14 October.

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