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​Professor David Hussey installed as Northern Ireland Branch President

31 January 2017

2016 NI Branch President Anne Stevens with 2017 President David Hussey 

2016 NI Branch President Anne Stevens with 2017 President David Hussey 

The BDA Northern Ireland branch has welcomed its new President for 2017, Professor David Hussey, at a celebratory dinner and has launched its new CPD programme for 2017.

Most of David's impressive work history has focused on hospital dentistry; starting as a house officer and later as a registrar in restorative dentistry. He went on to become a senior lecturer/consultant and was subsequently promoted to the post of Professor of Restorative Dentistry. He was later appointed as the postgraduate Dental Dean for Northern Ireland.

David was joined by family and friends on Friday 20 January at Queen's University to celebrate his new role as BDA Branch President. Guest speaker BDA National President Stuart Johnston, encouraged the Branch to continue the creation of their innovative and appealing CPD programme.

Focusing on his annual theme of gerodontology Professor David Hussey said his programme "aims to reflect on the changing health trends within the UK, as highlighted by the fact that dementia and Alzheimer's disease have overtaken cancer and heart disease as the main cause of death in England and Wales".

With an increasing elderly population in Northern Ireland and with over 20,000 people living with dementia "the profession needs to be flexible and tailor our treatment provision to the needs of the population in our region - the Branch CPD programme for 2017 makes a significant contribution to this requirement".