The primary role of the BDA Health and Science Committee is to develop evidence-based policies on key scientific issues related to dentistry. The Committee deals with topics such as mercury in amalgam, oral cancer, fluoridation, infection control and many others.
The Committee currently includes members whose expertise ranges from political issues such as the regulation of dentistry and oral health promotion to clinical issues such as cross infection control, orthodontics and restorative dentistry.
The current Chair is Professor Damien Walmsley.
Other members of the Committee are as follows:
Professor Barbara Chadwick
Dr Martin Fulford
Dr Nikolaus Palmer
Dr Derek Richards
Dr Susie Sanderson
Professor Paul Speight
Dr Peter Thornley
Mr Peter Ward
Professor Timothy Watson
Professor Nairn Wilson
The Committee also has a representative from the Cochrane Collaboration, Professor Helen Worthington. For details of Cochrane reviews and further information about the Cochrane Collaboration please see their website www.cochrane.co.uk.
The next Committee meeting will take place on 24th March 2011 at 11am at BDA London. For further details please contact Arianne Matlin.