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Armed Forces

The BDA supports dentists working in the Armed Forces through the BDA Armed Forces Group and Armed Forces Committee (AFC). The AFC represents all dentists serving in the Armed Forces dental services, including civilian dental practitioners.

Armed Forces Committee

The current Chair of the BDA Armed Forces Committee is Surgeon-Captain Mike Gall. If you wish to contact the committee secretary Ian Oakley, please email

The Group supports dentists working in the Armed Forces throughout the UK by providing opportunities for high quality CPD, specially tailored to their needs. The Group also works hard to develop study days, events and courses and the Annual Study Day is the highlight of the calendar.

Please contact Committee Secretary Andrea Greatrex, if you have any questions or comments.

Armed Forces Group Management Committee

President: Col Tim Davies
Chairman:  Wg Cdr Melanie Clarkson
Treasurer:  Sqn Ldr Ian McGarty
Navy Member: Surg Lt Cdr (D) Emma Holland  
Army Member: Maj Fiona Cottrell  
RAF Member: Sqn Ldr Julia Streete
Reservist Member:  Capt Nish Yadev                                               
Civilian Member: Dr Sarah Mapplebeck 
Auditors: Surg Capt (D) Peter Culwick and Air Commodore Maria Byford

Group Secretary:

Andrea Greatrex  
BDA, 2 Caspian Point  
Cardiff CF10 4DQ

Tel: 029 20 436185