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IN-PERSON EVENT, hosted by the BDA Armed Forces Group

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This event is only open to BDA members who are part of the Armed Forces including reservists and retired members*

What to expect

The Armed Forces Group Annual Study Day will take place at the BDA on Thursday 4 July 2024.

All BDA Armed Forces Group members are invited to attended, including retired members and those members of the BDA currently employed as a CDP on a MOD Contract.

This annual event is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues.

*Retired BDA Armed Forces Group members are those who have retired from Defence Primary Healthcare (Dental) having accumulated at least 20 years of service, either in uniform and/or as a Civilian Dental Practitioner.


10:00 Registration and refreshments

Welcome, President's Opening Address, Prize presentation and Annual General Meeting

11:30 Perio in the Military - Specific challenges - Ian Dunn

12:35 Lunch

14:00 How to perform non-surgical therapy effectively - Ian Dunn

15:00 Afternoon refreshments

15:20 Adjuncts to periodontal treatment and implant monitoring and maintenance - Ian Dunn

16:20 End

Please find the aims and objectives for each session under 'More information' below.

Meet the speaker

Ian Dunn Ian Dunn Specialist in Periodontics

Ian qualified from Leeds in 1998 and went into general practice in the North West. In 2001 he was awarded Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice. In 2002 he joined the teaching staff at Liverpool Dental Hospital in the Periodontology Department where he became the Undergraduate Teaching Lead in Periodontics and a Senior Clinical Teacher in Periodontics, a role he held for 5 years until leaving that position in 2018. In 2010 he completed his MSc in Periodontology and in 2013 he was admitted to the GDC Specialist List in Periodontics. In 2023 Ian was invited to become a Fellow of the College or General Dentistry.

Ian spends three days a week in private practice in Liverpool of England where he takes referrals for all aspects of Periodontology. He serves on the Council of the British Society of Periodontology as their as Honorary Treasurer. In 2014 he was also elected to the BSP Faculty and is on the editorial board of Dental Update.

Ian teaches for the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons and runs their short course in Periodontics and has recently been appointed Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Periodontics at UCLAN where he helps teaching on the post grad programme.

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