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Employment relations support for salaried dentists

We support salaried members working in public health, the community, prisons, the armed forces and academia, providing you with one-to-one advice by phone or email on employment and workplace-related issues. We can also offer personal representation in matters of personal or contractual disputes with employers. 


Martin Jones 
Head of Employment relations 
Employment Relations


Martin and his team support salaried members in their employment in the NHS, academia and the armed forces, whether that be in disputes with their employer or negotiating on their behalf on national and local policies. He has been with the BDA for 23 years.


Alun McLean 
Employment Relations Advisor 
Employment Relations 

Alun provides advice, support and representation to salaried BDA members across Wales, the West Midlands and south-west England. He also undertakes collective negotiation on behalf of salaried members within the CDS in Wales and produces employment relations advice publications for our website. 


David Paul 
Employment Relations Advisor 
Employment Relations


David mainly advises salaried members in Scotland and Northern Ireland but has travelled as far south as Cornwall and as far north as Shetland to represent, support and advise members. He leads on training within the employment relations team. 


Joanne Whistler 
Employment Relations Advisor 
Employment Relations 


Joanne supports salaried dentists individually and collectively with workplace issues such as terms and conditions, sickness absence, disciplinary processes, organisational change, discrimination and bullying. She has recently completed an employment law diploma.