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Northern Ireland Branch

Northern Ireland Branch supports all members living in Northern Ireland and facilitates continued professional development and networking for dentists and their teams.

BDA NI Branch events provide an unparalleled opportunity for learning, networking and professional development in the dental community in Northern Ireland. These high quality clinical and professional lectures help you to ​proactively keep your learning up-to-date.

Branch evening events are CPD eligable and sign in on the evening is from 18:45 (unless otherwise stated). Venues for 2020 include the Malone Lodge Hotel, National Football Stadium at Windsor Park and the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick. Check the website, hard-copy event flyers and event emails for up to date event information. 

BDA NI Branch CPD events are open to BDA members free of charge and to non-members for £45.00 (unless otherwise stated). 

There are no sections within this Branch but a Young Dentists Group, CDS Group and Hospitals Group are active.

2020 Branch Programme

Our full 2020 Branch programme is now available.

You can also find out about Branch activites through our regular event flyers, event emails and the NI Branch Facebook Group. Make sure your details are up to date and you are registered to recieve hard copy mailings.

Book online, call the Events team on 020 7563 4590 to book over the phone (open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00) or for registration queries email

Terms and conditions (including cancellation policy) are available.

BDA NI Branch 2020 events are listed below.



Friday 17 January 2020

Presidential Installation of Paul Brennan
Drinks reception from 19:15

Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast

Book online now

Download the flyer for more information



Tuesday 4 February 2020

Creating a great personal development plan (PDP) 

Sign in from 18:45

Main speaker Dr Janine Brooks MBE

Hot topic by Leigh Linton, Carson McDowell LLP 'General Dental Council Investigations - an insight'

Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast, BT9 6DY

Book online now

Download the flyer for more information



Tuesday 10 March 2020

The good, the bad and the ugly!
Speaking on potentially malignant oral lesions
Sign in from 18:45

Main speakers Dr Stephen Adair and Seamus Napier

National Footbal Stadium, Windsor Park, Belfast

Book online now

Download the flyer for more informaiton



Tuesday 28 April 2020

The business of dental practice - risk vs reward

Speaker Owen Thompson

'30 Reasons Why - practical hints and tips to improve your clinical practice'

Speaker David McCaughey

Sign in from 18:45

National Football Stadium, Windsor Park, Belfast

Book online now

Flyer coming soon

Friday 14 April 2020

BDA NI Golf - Lyttle Cup BDA (host) vs IDA


Golf convenors Mark Lenny and Bruce Williamson

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Flyer coming soon



Tuesday 19 May 2020

Periodontal and restorative dilemas and solutions
Join us from 10:00 - 16:30


Main speakers: Prof Anthony Roberts, Prof Avijit Banerjee and Jocelyn Harding


Venue: Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick, BT39 0DD

Book online now

Flyer coming soon

Event brought to you by Oral B



Friday 26 June 2020

Golf Captains Day

Golf Captain Owen Thompson

 Royal Belfast Golf Club

Flyer coming soon



Tuesday 15 September 2020

Red flag referrals
Sign in from 18:45

Main speaker Dr John Marley

Hot topic by Derek Manson 'The Dental Levy Fund and practitioner input'


Book online now

Flyer coming soon



Friday 9 October 2020

The long and short of it!

Taking the stress out of endodontics in general practice

Join us from 10:00 - 16:30

Speakers Dr Bob Philpott and Alyn Morgan

'Diagnosing orofacial pain complaints - getting it right first time!'

Speaker Dr Dermot Canavan

What can you do to make your dental practice Autism friendly?

Speaker Dr Gillian Smith

Venue Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick, BT39 0DD


Book online now

Flyer coming soon.

Rosapenna Golf and Scientific Weekend
Friday 2 - Sunday 4 October 2020

Golf convenors Mark Lenny and Bruce Williamson
Rosapenna hotel and golf resort, Donegal

Flyer coming soon


Tuesday 10 November 2020


Sign in from 18:40

All members encouraged to attend.
Venue TBC

Tuesday 10 November
The dento-legal risks of periodontal disease - stop worrying!
Lectures commence at 19:00

Main speaker Len D'Cruz
Hot topic by Hall Graham on 'Inside the GDC'.

Venue TBC


Book online now

Flyer coming soon


Elected Northern Ireland Branch members 2020

​President 2020

Paul Brennan

President Elect 2021

Peter Crooks

Hon. Scientific Secretary 2020
Gemma Taylor

​Hon. Social Secretary 2020
Philip McLorinan

Hon. Treasurer 2020
Lisa Hall

Hon. Sponsorship Secretary 2020 and Immediate Past President 2019
Claudette Christie

Branch Council Members

Neil Farmner, Richard Graham, Peter Ramsay-Baggs, Anne Stevens, Edel Hughes, Stella Stasiak

and Harriet Moore.

To get in touch with any of our Branch Council members please contact