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Fostering closer relationships at branch events

Our Northern Ireland Branch is hosting a wide range of educational and social events throughout 2024 to support the local community of dentists.

The 2024 Branch President, Professor Gerry McKenna, has put together a lecture programme with the overall theme of “Practical Restorative Dentistry”, which he hopes will appeal to everyone working in practice, community dental service and hospital service. There are several upcoming educational events including Rethinking caries management on 29 February 2024, Increasing predictability with fixed prosthodontics on 21 March 2024, and Evidence based endodontics on 30 April 2024.

This year, there are a wide range of social events, starting on Friday 26 January 2024, when the Presidential Installation Dinner will be held in The Great Hall at Queens University, Belfast. Secondly, mark your diary for the award-winning Belfast Food Tour, on Saturday 13 April 2024, which will take you on a guided walk to some of the top food and drink spots around Belfast. One of the final social events for the year will be a gourmet dining experience on Friday 8 November 2024 at Wine and Brine restaurant.

For younger, early career dentists, the Young Dentists Group will take part in the Belfast Food Tour and plan to finish the year with a Wine and Dine with CPD event at James Street South restaurant on Saturday 16 November 2024.

These are the perfect events to connect and network with your peers, don’t miss them!

Golfers should have plenty of opportunities to get together with friends on some of Northern Ireland’s top golf courses at the golfing events planned for Summer and Autumn 2024.

One of the main objectives for the year is to foster closer relationships with students and the Centre for Dentistry at Queen’s University Belfast, and we hope more students will be encouraged to take part in the CPD and social events programme.

Alongside the many events held by the Branch, is the Branch AGM on 19 November 2024. During the event there will be a fundraising stall selling hand-knitted woollen items and Richard Graham’s book “A History of the Northern Ireland Branch of the British Dental Association” with all proceeds going to the Benevolent Fund.

Professor Gerry McKenna, said: “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to get to know so many of my colleagues across all aspects of dentistry and I hope to continue this during the next year.”

If you are interested in joining and finding out more, members and non-members are welcome to attend meetings and can sign up to receive updates via email.

The branches and sections network are always looking for enthusiastic members interested in joining. A role with your local branch is a great way to get involved with our activities and help provide and shape local educational and networking events. If you are interested in getting involved, email the Local Services Team [email protected] or call 020 7563 4590.

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