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Richard Harris, Head of Compliance


Richard heads up the team which advises members on UK regulatory bodies, such as the CQC. He has more than 20 years' experience of advising dentists on a variety of practice-based issues and has been heavily involved with developing BDA’s related advice.

Harriet Purdie, Practice Management Consultant - Health and Safety

Harriet advises a wide range of topics which include CQC and other regulatory body compliance and all aspects of health and safety within a dental practice. She is a qualified dentist and has experience in running her own practice, so is able to offer advice in a manner that is both practical and achievable.


Lynn Woods, Practice Management Consultant - Health and Safety


Lynn is a health and safety adviser, with 15 years of experience. Joined the BDA after studying occupational health, safety and the environment. She advises members on health and safety, infection prevention and control, prescribing, radiation protection and overall regulatory requirements.


Sarah Williams, Health & Safety and Compliance Assistant



Sarah is a health and safety compliance advisor. Originally from a dental nursing background, she has spent 20 years in dental practice in practice/clinical management roles which have seen her working on many compliance related matters. Sarah has also carried out the role of a CQC registered manager. 


Michael Fenton, Good Practice Assessor/Compliance Advisor
Good Practice/Compliance


Michael has been with the BDA for five years, working in good practice, health and safety and the NHS and business teams. Previously, Michael was a practice manager in the family dental business so has a well-rounded knowledge of managing a dental practice.