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Get involved

The BDA's Branch and Section network offers a varied programme of educational events on both clinical and general topics, plus social events to help raise the profile of the BDA and the profession at a local level.

The network is always keen to hear from BDA members who are interested in getting involved, whether this be in the area where you live or where you work. Opportunities arise every now and again for someone to take on the role of Chair, Secretary or Treasurer on the committee, but it's always good to have enthusiastic members on the wider committee too who can help generate ideas for events (educational or social) and help with the running of the Branch or Section.


For information, a brief overview of the role of Chair, Secretary or Treasurer are below, as well as what a role on the committee would entail:

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The Chair, with the help from the Committee comes up with the ideas, content and speaker suggestions for the Branch/Section event programme for the year and chairs all meetings. Sections don’t have Presidents so the Chair of a Section will usually fill this role locally.



The Secretary is responsible for maintaining copies of Branch/Section rules and AGM papers, arranging educational and social events and committee meetings in terms of booking venues, liaising with speakers and the Branch and Section Support Team.

The Treasurer looks after the Branch/Section bank account, pays speakers and venues, and ensures an accurate record of the income and expenditure for the Branch/Section are kept. The Section Treasurer also prepares and sends copies of the accounts/reports to the Branch when required.


Young Dentist Representative
The role of the Young Dentist Representative provides a unique opportunity to network, share and discuss topics with other colleagues within the Branch, including other young dentists and those with many years of experience, and help to shape the education programme for the Branch/Section to appeal to younger dentists.

General committee members help with new ideas, attend committee meetings, and are part of the decision-making team for the Branch/Section. As part of the local team they would also help out at the CPD events when required. Additional committee roles may include Sponsorship Secretary, Meetings Secretary, Social Secretary or Membership Secretary.

Please note that all Committee members and those holding the role of Chair, Secretary, Treasurer or Young Dentist Representative need to be a BDA member.


Current roles available

Bognor and Chichester Section (Southern Counties Branch)

Looking for new members to join the committee. If you are interested please email


Brent and Harrow Section (Middlesex and Hertfordshire Branch)

Looking for new members to join the overall committee as well as take on the role of Secretary alongside the current Chair/Treasurer. If you are interested in either role please email:


Central Birmingham Section (Central Counties Branch)

Looking for two people to take on the roles of Secretary and Treasurer, as well as people on the overall committee to help plan and organise events. If you are interested please email Oliver Hinton, Chair:


North Devon Section (Western Counties Branch)

The Section are looking for a Secretary and Chair to work alongside the current Treasurer. If you are interested in taking on one of these roles please email


Stoke and Stafford Section (Central Counties Branch)

Looking for two people to take on the roles of Chair and Secretary. The Treasurer is currently still in role and along with the past Chair and Secretary, are happy to answer any questions you may have on the roles. If you are interested please email the committee:


West Kent Section (Southern Counties Branch)

Looking for new members to join the committee with the aim to take on the roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in joining the committee please email


For general enquiries about the Branch and Section network, please email