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Health and Science Committee

The Committee focuses on topics of interest to dentistry, including the use of dental amalgam, oral cancer, fluoridation, infection control, and others.

Read our latest blogs on the topic of public health for an update on our work.


Who are the Health and Science Committee's representatives?

Our members expertise ranges from political issues such as the regulation of dentistry and oral health promotion to clinical issues such as cross infection control, orthodontics and restorative dentistry:


The current Chair is Dr Mick Armstrong.

Other members of the Committee are as follows:

  • Professor Avijit Banerjee 
  • Dr Abs Casaus 
  • Dr Anwen Cope
  • Dr Charlotte Currie 
  • Professor Justin Durham (BDA Chief Scientific Advisor) 
  • Professor Anne-Marie Glenny 
  • Dr Colwyn Jones 
  • Dr Richard Graham 
  • Professor Paul Hatton 
  • Professor Elizabeth Kay 
  • Dr Kristina Kay 
  • Dr Hanya Mahmood 
  • Dr Gerry McKenna 
  • Dr Rakhee Patel 
  • Dr Susie Sanderson 
  • Dr Praveen Sharma 
  • Dr Jason Stokes 
  • Dr Wendy Thompson 
  • Professor Robert Witton (cross-representative from the Dental Public Health Committee) 
  • Professor David Williams 

Cochrane UK representative

The Committee also includes a representative from Cochrane UK, Professor Anne-Marie Glenny.

Cochrane UK aims to improve health by promoting the production, understanding and use of high quality research evidence by patients, healthcare professionals and those who organise and fund healthcare services.


For details of upcoming meetings, please contact Arianne Matlin arianne.matlin@bda.org.