Caroline Lappin, NI Council Interim Chair (BDA
NI Branch elected member)
Caroline qualified from Queen's University Belfast in 1999. She worked in general dental practice and hospital dental service before spending 13 years primarily in prison dental services. Caroline is currently clinical Director of Community Dental Services in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust. Caroline also sits on BDA CDS Group Northern Ireland and the DoH Obesity Prevention Steering Group.
Richard Graham, NI Council Vice Chair (BDA
NI Branch elected member)
Richard is the Chair of NIDPC and Vice Chair of NI Council. Richard has spent his career in general practice and is a previous practice owner in Clogher and Fivemiletown. He is currently a part time Associate. Richard currently sits on the BDA UK Council and the external contract negotiations, probity and amalgam sub groups.
Roz McMullan (BDA
NI Branch elected member)
Roz is currently BDA National President for 2019. She will
return to the role of NI Council Chair upon completion of her time as National
President. She is an elected member of the Northern Ireland Council, and has
been since 2015. She Chairs the multi-organisational ‘Probing Stress in
Dentistry’ group, supported by the PHA. Roz previously practiced as a
consultant orthodontist the Western Health and Social Care Trust.
Derek Manson Chair
of NI Dental Practice Committee (Vice Chair in Lieu)
re-elected as NIDPC Vice Chair in January 2018. Derek has worked in general
dental practice for over 27 years and is a practice owner in Ballymena. Derek
is the NI DPC Levy fund treasurer, a position he has held for over 10 years.
Derek represents NIDPC on Northern Ireland Council and on the external HSCB
ICT Programme Board. He is the NIDPC cross rep for NISDC.
Grainne Quinn Chair
of the NI Salaried Dentists Committee
is elected to NISDC on behalf of the Clinical Directors. She qualified from The
University of Manchester in 1983. She currently works as Clinical lead for
Community Dental Services and as a Senior Dental Officer in the Western Health
and Social Care Trust. As well as NI Council Grainne currently sits on the NI
Joint Negotiating Forum (NI JNF).
Claudette Christie President
of the BDA Northern Ireland Branch 2019
Claudette qualified as a dentist in 1987 and worked in general dental
practice in Dungannon for some years. She became a VT trainer early on in her
career, enjoying mentoring and supporting younger dentists, and worked with the
Northern Ireland Medical Dental Training Agency to improve training for young
dentists. She held the role of BDA NI Director for 14 years, stepping down
in 2018. As well as President she is currently the BDA Northern Ireland Branch Sponsorship
Gerry McKenna Chair
of the BDA Hospitals Group, NI Division
Gerry is a specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
working as a Consultant in the Belfast NHS Health and Social Care Trust. His
clinical duties are based in the Centre for Dentistry, Queens University
Belfast where he also provides clinical supervision and teaching for dental
undergraduates. He is a Principal Investigator based within the Centre for
Public Health and a member of the Nutrition and Metabolism and Health Services
Research Groups. His research is centred around optimising treatment options
for older patients which positively impact their dental and overall health. His
current position combines research, clinical teaching and specialist patient
Ross Livingston Co-Chair
of the BDA Young Dentists Group, NI Division
Ross graduated from Glasgow in 2010 and has recently been awarded a
Membership to the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons. He
is currently a lead Tutor for the MJDF Northern Ireland Study Club and has
special interests in Preventative and Aesthetic dentistry
Darren Johnston Co-opted member
Darren qualified as a dentist from Queens University Belfast Dental School. He trained as a specialist orthodontist at Glasgow Dental School and undertook further training to become an Accredited Consultant Orthodontist. Darren is now the Consultant Orthodontist for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust based at Antrim Hospital.
|||Philip Henderson Co-opted member|
qualified from Queen’s University in Belfast in 1973 and was a partner in what
is now known as Bachelors Walk Dental Surgery in Lisburn for over 30 Years. Throughout his
career Philip, has been involved in representing his colleagues and profession
at a local and national level. Philip sat as a member of the BDAs Principle
Executive Committee from 2012 – 2017. Philip retired
in 2010 from clinical practice but continues to act as a charitable trustee of
the BDA’s Benevolent fund and as a dental advisor to Dental Protection Limited.
|||Meabh Owens Co-opted member|
Owens is a General Dental Practitioner and Practice Owner based in Derrry~Londonderry. Meabh
previously sat on NI DPC from 2015 – 2018. Meabh is currently the secretary for the Western Area LDC.
|||Mick Armstrong - PEC
Mick was elected as Chair of the BDA's Principal Executive Committee in
March 2014. He has been a member of the PEC since June 2012. He qualified
in 1985 from Newcastle and has spent all of his practising life in General
Practice. For the last 20 years he has been a partner in Armstrong & Haire
Ltd a six surgery, mostly NHS practice in Castleford, West Yorkshire. He has
served on BDA's Representative Body and was Chair of LDC Conference in 2010.
Mick is a board member and treasurer of CED.
He was previously an FD trainer.
|||Eddie Crouch - PEC
Vice Chair (non-voting)|
Eddie is the Deputy Chair of the BDA Principal Executive Committee and
has been Secretary of Birmingham Local Dental Committee for the last 10 years
and now the Vice Chair. He qualified in 1984 from Kings and now provides
Orthodontic Care for patients in South Birmingham in two locations, having
previously been a Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics. He has previously Chaired
the Annual Conference of LDCs, held the post of President of the Central
Counties Branch and served on the GDPC Committee for the past 8 years. He
Chairs the West Midlands Association of LDCs.
Peter Crooks - PEC
member elected from Northern Ireland (non-voting)
Peter worked entirely in general practice, first as an associate
for four years and then as a practice owner in Ballymena for thirty years. The
practice began life fully NHS but was a mixed practice when it was sold in
2017. Since then Peter has worked as a dentist on two visits to West Africa
with Mercy Ships. He was Chair of Northern LDC from 2009 to 2011 and Chair of
Northern Ireland DPC from June 2010 until January 2018. Peter is a BDA Trustee
and a member of the Audit Committee.