Claudette Christie welcomed as 2019 NI Branch President
24 January 2019
Claudette and Martin W Curran (2018 Branch President)
On Friday 18 January BDA Northern Ireland Branch welcomed its new Branch President for 2019, Claudette Christie, at a ceremony at the stunning Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast.
The evening was attended by family, friends and colleagues from the dental profession across Northern Ireland and beyond, including the Irish Dental Association, Department of Health and Health and Social Care Board. The guest speaker was Naomi Long MLA, Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland.
Claudette was presented her chains of office by the outgoing 2018 Branch President Martin W Curran.
Speaking about the evening Claudette said "It is an honour to be the 96th President of the BDA NI Branch and a pleasure to see so many colleagues and friends here to provide their support. BDA has been a huge part of my life, ever since I was a dental student and I would encourage all dentists to get involved in their association. The opportunities for peer support, learning and advice are unparalleled and have been of great benefit to me throughout my career".
Claudette previously served as the BDA Northern Ireland Director for 15 years, working to raise the profile of dentistry in Northern Ireland and working on behalf of members on important issues such as pay, regulation and service sustainability.
The BDA Northern Ireland Branch programme provides a fantastic opportunity for learning, networking and professional development. The 2019 programme includes topics such as neuro-linguistic programming, orofacial pain and how to get published in the dental press.
The work of the Branch would not be possible without valued sponsors, who for 2019 include, Cannon Hygiene, Oral B, Denplan from Simply Health Professionals, DMI, M&D Financial Services, GSK, Coincidental, GCUK, Colgate and McDowell & Service.
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