Armed Forces Committee
The Armed Forces Committee (AFC) represents and supports the interests of all BDA members working in the Armed Forces dental services, including Civilian Dental Practitioners (CDPs).
We act on behalf of all grades, from cadets through to accredited consultants. Working on behalf of dental officers, our AFC lobbies on a range of matters impacting armed forces dentists, from pay, conditions of service, right across to pensions. Part of this role involves developing strong working relationships within the Ministry of Defence and actively championing the needs of military dentists.
- Representing the interests of serving dental officers, CDPs and reservists
- Providing an annual submission of written and oral evidence to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB)
- Providing a paper of evidence as part of the BDA’s written submission to the Doctors and Dentists Review Body (DDRB) regarding the pay of CDPs.
Surgeon Captain (D) Mike Gall RN
Get involved and get in touch
The Committee meets three times a year and there are many advantages to getting involved. You can actively influence BDA policymaking and negotiations, represent your colleagues' voices and develop your leadership skills. The Committee has distinct seats to represent different branches within the armed forces and these are made for a three-year period at the start of the triennium process.
The next triennium appointment process will be held in 2024. For more information about the committee and its current work programme, or if you wish to raise an issue with the committee, please contact [email protected]