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Scotland

The British Dental Association has three active Branches in Scotland:

  • East of Scotland Branch
  • North of Scotland Branch
  • West of Sc​otland Branch
There are several Sections within those Branches ensuring local representation and the ability for members to network at local level.

BDA Branches and Sections offer a varied programme of educational events both clinical and general topics plus social events to help raise the profile of the BDA and the profession from a local perspective. These local meetings also offer a great way of networking with other dental professionals.

 

Members are not restricted to their allocated Branch and Section and are welcome at any BDA Branch or Section meeting.

 

Branch

​Contact person

​Areas

East of Scotland

Branch President: Rachel Reid
​Branch Secretary​: Ruby Ahuja
​Branch Council Chair: ​Patrick Ferry
​Honorary Treasurer: Judith Cochran

Meetings Secretary: Suja Kurien

Roxburghshire, Perthshire, East, West and Mid Lothian, Angus, Selkirkshire and Berwickshire.

 

Branch meetings run from October to March and are held at the Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh. Members are notified by email usually three weeks before each meeting - These meetings are free to attend.

North of Scotland

Branch President and
Chair of Council: Veenu Singla
Branch Secretary: position vacant
Branch Treasurer: Heather Ludenbeck

 

 

​West of Scotland

Branch secretary: Robert Thomson

 

More information: ​www.dawos.org

​Ayrshire, Argyll and Bute,  Clackmannanshire, Dumfriesshire, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire,  Stirlingshire, Wigtownshire

 

 

Section

​Contact person

​Additional information

Aberdeen

Chair: Dr Veenu Singla
Secretary: Dr Carly Fraser
Treasurer: Dr Heather Lundbeck

​The first meeting of the section was held on 1 December, at the Hilton Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen.

 

You can also follow the section on Facebook.

Borders

Ths section is currently inactive. If you would like to help organise local meetings for dentists in the Borders area, please contact the Branch Secretary: Ruby Ahuja or Branch and Section team.

 

​Dumfries and Galloway

Section secretary: Andy Gunning

​Meeting details are sent out by email. If you are not receiving these and would like to please contact the Branch and Section team.

​​Dundee and Perth

​Section secretary: Kaylea Thain 

 

​Meetings are held at Dundee Dental Education Centre (DDEC).

 

 

​Inverness and Highlands

​Section contact: Robin Robinson

​Meeting are generally held at the Centre for Health Science, Raigmore Campus, Inverness.  Meeting information and how to book are sent out by email. If you are not receiving these and would like to please contact the Branch and Section team

​South Fife

This section is ​currently inactive.  If you would like to help organise local meetings for dentists in the Borders area, please contact the Branch Secretary: Ruby Ahuja or Branch and Section team. ​

​Stirling and Clackmannanshire

​If you would like more information or would like to get involved and help the current committee to arrange meetings for local members please contact the Branch and Section team.

​Meetings are held in Glasgow.

 

 

​Branch out with branches and sections

The BDA has now made it easier to keep up to date with local branches and sections events and activities by allowing members to add a secondary branch to their profile.

This will allow members to receive information from a branch closer to work or home (or vice versa). Please email the branches an​d sections team to add a secondary branch to your profile.

Want to get involved?

The local Branch and section committees are often looking for help with organising and facilitating meetings. If you would like more information or would like to get involved in this way contact the Branch and Section teamor speak to your local Branch or section secretary.