Richard Welbury CBE
Emeritus Professor, UCLan
Richard qualified in Dentistry (1978) and Medicine (1984) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In 1991 he was appointed Regional Consultant/Senior Clinical Lecturer in Newcastle. From 2001 to 2015 he was Professor of Paediatric Dentistry in Glasgow, where he was also Director of Post Graduate Education and Deputy Head of the Undergraduate School. Between November 2015 and 2019 Richard was Professor of Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Central Lancashire and Hon Consultant at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
In September 2019 upon retirement he was awarded Emeritus status at UCLan. Richard was President of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (2001-2002) and President of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (2006-2008). Latterly he was Dean of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2013-2016). In June 2019 Richard became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Paediatric Dentistry, Dental Education and the Safeguarding of Children. Richard has published widely within Dentistry with over 160 peer reviewed articles, seven textbooks and 12 book chapters. The text book Paediatric Dentistry, now in its 5th edition, is the standard text in Paediatric Dentistry in all UK and Ireland Dental Schools.
Chair in Oral Surgery and Programme Lead for MClin Dent Oral Surgery, UCLan
Kate teaches all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate Oral Surgery and oral diseases. Kate completed her Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AACOMS) in the Yorkshire region in 2013 and has expertise in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She has a special interest in managing anxious patients and in the management of medical emergencies in dental practice. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Kate is a member of the Teaching sub-committee of ABAOMS and is President of the Association of Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has been co-author of a number of leading publications in undergraduate oral surgery education. She is reviewer for the Journal of Oral Surgery and has published extensively on medical emergency management. Kate was awarded the Lady Estelle Wolfson Fellowship (RCS England) and performs a number of College roles. She is an examiner for Membership in Oral Surgery, ISFE Oral Surgery and MOMS (membership in oral and maxillofacial surgery).
Practical Theology, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Course Lead for MSc Oral
Surgery and Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLan
Peter is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with a special interest in facial trauma, orthognathic surgery and oral medicine. He lectures to undergraduates and postgraduates. Peter completed Dentistry at the Royal Dental Hospital of London and Medicine at University College Hospital, London. He completed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training in Bristol and The Royal London Hospital. He is a Responsible Officer at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay and was Medical Director at the Trust and managed the hospital's clinical response to the Grayrigg train derailment in 2007 and the Swine Flu Pandemic in 2009. He has an interest in the history of medicine and dentistry and has appeared on Radio 4's, "The Origin of Stuff, History of the Toothbrush", co-curated an exhibition at the BDA about "Eric Cooper, Colditz Dentist".
Clinical Lead, Maxillofacial Surgery Service and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, UCLan
David qualified from The University of Liverpool in 1998. He spent several years working in various hospitals in the North West and then spent 10 years working in general dental practice with a special interest in Oral Surgery. He helped set up the Tier 2 Oral Surgery service in Cumbria and was a founder member of the Cumbria LDN and Oral Surgery MCN. He started working for the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay as a Specialty Doctor in 2012 and move into full time hospital practice in 2015. He is currently the Clinical Lead for the Maxillofacial Surgery Service and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer for the UCLAN School of Dentistry.
Clinical academic and GDP, South Cumbria
Wendy Thompson is a clinical academic whose research focuses on urgent dental care and tackling antimicrobial resistance by reducing antibiotic overprescribing. Her clinical practice is as a general dentist in rural South Cumbria. As chair of the FDI World Dental Federation working group on antibiotics, Dr Thompson is lead author of its white paper and accompanying online course. She is inaugural chair of the Global Antibiotic Resistance (Dental) early career researcher network. As a lecturer, Dr Thompson regularly provides courses to members of the dental team around the world, including for professional bodies (such as the College of General Dentistry and British Dental Association) and government organisations (such as Health Education England). In addition, she takes on additional leadership roles with these organisations and is an active supporter of charities relating to antimicrobial resistance: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (Council member) and Trustee of the AMR Narrative which is about raising up the patient voice on AMR by people with lived experience.
Consultant Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist, King's College Hospital, London
Lee graduated from the University of Bristol and is recognised by the General Dental Council as a specialist in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. Prior to commencing specialist training he worked in both dental practice and the hospital setting. He gained experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. He completed his specialist training in Liverpool being trained by both Dental and Maxillofacial and ENT/Head and Neck Radiologists. As a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool he was actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He works as a Consultant Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist at Kings College Hospital, London.
Associate Director of Advisory Services, BDA
James is a barrister specialising in employment law and dental contracts. He has appeared in a number of employment appeal tribunals on behalf of dentists and is also an accredited mediator. James has been with the BDA for 16 years, he is responsible for its model contracts and leads its advice teams.