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BDA Health and Science Committee

The BDA's Health and Science Committee develops evidence-based policies on key scientific issues related to dentistry. 

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.

Committee members

  • 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

The 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.