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Academics

The BDA’s services for dental academic staff involve both group and committee activities.

Therepresentative committee is the Central Committee for Dental Academic Staff (CCDAS). This is an autonomous committee of the BDA and is concerned with all matters that affect university dental teachers and research workers within dental education and research.

The Dental Academic Staff Group aims to encourage and serve the educational, scientific, clinical and social interests of members of the dental profession in UK dental schools and in research.

Dental Academic Staff Group

University Dental Teachers are:

  • Clinical academic staff who are university employees holding an NHS honorary contract 
  • They educate and train dentists and contribute to continuing education and specialist training 
  • Theydeliver a clinical service in the primary sector, through their students and in the secondary and tertiary care settings. Some specialist services are only provided by university dental staff 
  • They undertake research in the area of health care, so contributing to the future health of the nation
The Group aims:

  • To encourage and serve the educational, scientific, clinical and social interests of members of the dental profession in university service and in research
  • To offer funding to learned societies, groups, individuals and others who provide educational, social and otheractivities which benefit members of the Group
  • To provide the BDA's representation on the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)
  • To support the Dentsply student clinician programme, judged each year at the BDA's Annual Conference
Committee

The President and Chair is Dr Paul Wright, Barts and London.  

Dr Paul Wright can be contacted through the Group Secretary Caroline Drummond

Funding


The BDA's Dental Academic Staff Groups receives applications from learned societies, groups and individuals for funding to help finance meetings, lectures, special training courses and other activities. 


 

Central Committee for Dental Academic Staff (CCDAS)

The Central Committee for Dental Academic Staff (CCDAS) is a Committee of the BDA elected by members and meets bi-annually. 


The Committee is comprised of academics, both dental and basic scientific and receiving input from colleagues in other branches of the profession. 


CCDAS is concerned with evaluating and taking leadership on issues relating to and affecting Dental Academics. 


Our members are at the fulcrum of policies concerning both higher education and the NHS and seek to respond in a positive manner to the challenges raised.


University Dental Teachers are clinical academic staff who are university employees holding an honorary NHS contract.


They are thus affected by many policies covering both higher education and the NHS. 


The Committee


Chair: ​Dr Giles McCracken, Clinical Senior Lecturer & Consultant in ​Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle University


School Representatives

Each school is allowed to elect two representatives.


Aberdeen

 

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee Secretary; Ian Oakley.

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee Secretary; Ian Oakley.

Barts and the London

 

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Anwar Tappuni is the Academic Lead for Oral Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.  She worked at King’s College London where she was a Senior Specialist Clinical Tutor in charge of the MSc course in Oral Medicine and the Clinical lead for Oral HIV in 1998-2007. 

At present she is a co-chair of the BDA Refugee Dentists Stakeholder Forum, a member of the Exam Board for the Royal College of Surgeons for the Diploma in Special Care Dentistry and a member of the International Scientific Committee for oral HIV and AIDS. 

She is an active researcher with a special interest in dry mouth and Sjogren’s syndrome, and the impact of HIV on oral health. She won the Royal Society of Medicine President’s Prize for best research paper in 1999 and she was entered on the BDA Roll of Distinction for outstanding service to UK dentistry in 2008.  

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Paul Anderson is the Professor of Oral Biology at Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Belfast

 

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee Secretary; Ian Oakley

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee Secretary; Ian Oakley

Birmingham

 

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Damien Walmsley is Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham. 
He is head of the teaching unit of Prosthetic Dentistry and Higher Degrees Tutor. His interest in all things IT is at the cutting edge of teaching and learning in dentistry. He has published extensively in both the Scientific and popular Literature in the above areas. 

Ultrasonics in Dentistry has become his major research area at Birmingham where he runs a successful research team which is funded by the major UK research councils and Dental Industry. Positions of responsibility include the Peer Review Council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Executive Board Member of the Association of Dental Education in Europe and Subject Specialist Advisor in Dentistry to the Higher Education Academy. 

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dentistry and on the Editorial board of the British Dental Journal, European Journal of Dental Education and Brazilian Dental Journal. Published Books include Editor of “Restorative Dentistry” and joint Editor with Prof Y. Maeda (Osaka) of “Implant Dentistry with new generation magnetic attachments”. 

Clinical interests include: restorative dentistry with an emphasis on removable prosthodontics, specialising in provision of precision retained over dentures using implants and natural tooth roots.

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

Bristol

 

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

Cardiff

 

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Rob McAndrew is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant and the Head of Dental Education, Scholarship and Innovation at Cardiff University.

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

Central Lancashire

 

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

Dundee

 



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Professor Ruth E. Freeman is the Professor of Dental Public Health Research at Dundee University and an Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health.

Eastman Dental Institute

 

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

Edinburgh

 

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

Glasgow

 

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Marcello Riggio is a Senior Dental Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. 

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

Kings

 

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Rebecca Moazzez is Director of the Oral Clinical Research Unit at King's College, London.

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Caroline Pankhurst works as a part time Senior Specialist Clinical Teacher in Oral Medicine at King’s College London Dental Institute. She was recently appointed as a Member of the Speciality Advisor Committee (SAC) on Medical Microbiology, Royal College of Pathologists.  Currently she is appointed to Editorial Boards of “Primary Dental Care” and BMC Oral Health.  She was President of BDA Metropolitan Branch in 2006. Her interests include infection control and prevention of occupational diseases in dentistry. She is the author of the manual for Southwark PCT “Control of Infection Guidelines for General Dental Practice” and co-author of a new book with Dr Wilson Coulter entitled Basic Guide to Prevention and Infection Control in Dentistry.

Leeds

 

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

Liverpool

 

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Professor Callum Youngson is Head of School at the School of Dentistry at the University of Liverpool.

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Sarah McKernon is a Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery at the University of Liverpool.    

Manchester

 

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Kevin O'Brien is the Professor of Orthodontics in the Division of Dentistry. He is currently Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Clinical Trials Unit.

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

Newcastle upon Tyne

 

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Sarah Rolland is a Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics at the University of Newcastle.

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Giles McCracken is the Chair of the Committee and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Newcastle.

Peninsula

 

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Jon Bennett is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Dental Studies at the University of Plymouth.

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

Sheffield

 

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Professor Ian M Brook is Head of the Unit of Maxillofacial Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sheffield.

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No representative has been elected for this post, if you are interested in standing please contact the Committee SecretaryIan Oakley

Cross representative - Professor Peter Dangerfield: British Medical Association
Letters from Chair
Committee Chairs sometimes produce short written summaries of issues and developments pertinent to their field or wish you to be informed of relevant documents.  

Repsonse to Chair BDA General Dental Practice Committee


The Committee currently has the following vacancies requiring representation:


School Representatives for: 

  • University of Belfast 

  • University of Bristol

  • University of Edinburgh

  • University of Manchester

  • University of Sheffield

  • UCL Eastman 

Contact details

If you would like further information regarding CCDAS please contact the Committee Secretary, Ian Oakley.



Dental University Accredited Representatives

Dental School Representatives are the BDA’s reps for both trade union and professional activities in dental schools. 

They are legally accredited trade union representatives. They can advise on pay and conditions of service matters.

A list of Dental School Representatives is above - Central Committee for Dental Academic Staff.

More information

For more information please contact a member of the Industrial Relations team on 020 7563 4582 or email: