The BDA's Health and Science Committee
develops evidence-based policies on key scientific issues related to
The Committee focuses on topics of interest to dentistry, including mercury in amalgam,
oral cancer, fluoridation, infection control and many others.
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.
- Russ Ladwa (Chair)
- Professor Avijit Banerjee
- Dr Kris Coomaraswamy
- Dr Nick Lewis
- Dr Nikolaus Palmer
- Graham Stokes
- Dr Peter Thornley
- Professor Damien Walmsley
- Professor Timothy Watson
- Professor Nairn Wilson
Cochrane UK representative
Committee also includes a representative from Cochrane UK,
Professor Helen Worthington.
Cockrane 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.
Health and Science Committee meetings
Meetings take place twice a year, for further details please contact Arianne Matlin.