Chair, BDA Principal Executive Committee
Mick was elected as Chair of the Principal Executive Committee in March 2014. He has been a member of the PEC since June 2012.
He qualified in 1985 from Newcastle and has spent all of his practising life in General Practice. For the last 17 years he has been a partner in Armstrong & Haire Ltd a six surgery, mostly NHS practice in Castleford, West Yorkshire.
He is currently Member of Wakefield LDC, and has previously served on BDA’s Representative Body. He was Chair of LDC Conference in 2010. He was involved with FD training for 10 years.
Deputy Chair, BDA Principal Executive Committee
Eddie was elected Deputy Chair of the Principal Executive Committee at the first meeting of the newly constituted PEC following re-election from the West Midlands. Part of his role is to chair BDA’s Finance Committee and Review Body Evidence Committee which presents evidence to the DDRB for all counties and crafts of the profession.
He graduated from Kings College Hospital, University of London in 1983 and returned to Birmingham in 1988 to take over a practice based in South Birmingham which he relocated in 2000. In 2002 he sold his practice to work exclusively providing orthodontic care at the practice and in specialist practice in the area, having worked as a Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics at Heartlands Hospital for many years and completed the Clinical.
Assistants Training Programme at Birmingham Dental School.
He has served on many committees within the BDA including the PEC and the General Dental Practice Committee and has held office as President of his Branch and Chair of the Annual Conference of LDCs. He has been Secretary of Birmingham LDC since 2005.
Chair of the Education, Ethics and the Dental Team Working Group
The working group is a PEC sub-committee with the remit to consider and advise on all matters appertaining to the education, training and professionalism of dentists and the dental team, and to the maintenance and raising of professional standards
BDA President 2017/18
The President of the British Dental Association is the most senior member of the Association, elected annually by the Annual General Meeting. The President does not undertake an executive role during his or her one year term of office, but represents the Association at appropriate meetings and events at home and sometimes overseas.
The role is most appropriately described as ceremonial, though the office bearer (usually an individual who has made a significant contribution to the affairs of the profession) is in a position to offer wise counsel during his or her term of office through, for example, attendance at meetings of the Principal Executive Committee.
The current President of the BDA is Peter Dyer (2017/18) and the President Elect is Susie Sanderson (2018/19).
Peter graduated in dentistry from the Royal Dental Hospital in 1979 during which time he was the president of the British Dental Students’ Association. He represented the BDSA at the International Association of Dental Students’ congresses whilst president and subsequently became the liaison officer between the IADS and the Federation Dentaire Internationale, chairing the student annual general assemblies. Together with other international students he co-founded Young Dentists Worldwide, to act as a bridge between the IADS and the FDI.
Peter qualified in medicine from University College Hospital, London in 1988. During his training he worked in a number of hospitals including The Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street London, Frenchay and Bristol Dental School, Atkinson Morley’s Neurosurgical Hospital and the Birmingham Accident Hospital. He worked in general dental practice whilst undertaking his medical degree.
He completed his training as a senior registrar at the Royal London Hospital and was appointed consultant in oral and maxillofacial surgery to the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust in 1998 with a special interest in trauma and orthognathics.
He co-edited the Handbook of Immediate Care and has contributed chapters about dento-facial trauma in a number of textbooks.
Peter worked as the medical director for the Trust and is currently the responsible officer overseeing the appraisal and revalidation of the medical staff. He was closely involved in the development of the new dental school at the University of Central Lancashire and also with the new medical school at Lancaster University.
Throughout his career Peter has tried to reduce the artificial boundaries between primary and secondary care. He established training sessions in oral surgery for local dental practitioners, developed a pilot electronic booking service for local dental practices and more recently has been the chair of the oral surgery network developing a tier 2 service.
Peter has been an active member of the British Dental Association since student days helping establish the BDA Students’ Committee and being one of the first two students to sit on the Representative Body. He is the chair of the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services. Married to Vicky, a consultant in restorative dentistry, with two children Peter has recently been licensed as a Lay Reader.