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Armed Forces

We support 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. The role of the committee is to represent the interests of serving dental officers, civilian dental practitioners and reservists. The main programme of work is the annual submission of written and oral evidence to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) for those serving in uniform. The committee also provides a paper of evidence as part of the BDA’s written submission to the Doctors and Dentists Review Body (DDRB) regarding the pay of Civilian Dental Practitioners.


The Committee meets twice a year. In 2021 and 2022, all meetings will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams.


For more information about the committee and its current work programme, or if you wish to raise an issue with the committee, please contact stuart.abrahams@bda.org.

Armed Forces Group

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 andrea.greatrex@bda.org, if you have any questions or comments.