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Health and Science

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

The Committee deals with topics such as mercury in amalgam, oral cancer, fluoridation, infection control and many others.
The Committee currently includes members whose 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

The current Chair is Dr Graham Stokes

Other members of the Committee are as follows:

  • Professor Avijit Banerjee
  • Dr Kris Coomaraswamy
  • Dr Nick Lewis
  • Dr Nikolaus Palmer 
  • Dr Peter Thornley
  • Professor Damien Walmsley 
  • Professor Timothy Watson
  • Professor Nairn Wilson

Cochrane Collaboration

The Committee also has a representative from the Cochrane Collaboration, Professor Helen Worthington. 

For details of Cochrane reviews and further information about the Cochrane Collaboration please visit their website.


For details of upcoming meetings email Arianne Matlin.