The BDA Lecture will be jointly given by Peter Dyer (BDA President) and Stephen Skelton (BDA Senior Policy Advisor).

Peter and Stephen will update delegates on some of the strategic issues currently affecting dentistry. Included in this will be an update on reforms to hospital employment contracts and the future of some of the smaller specialties.

Peter graduated in dentistry from the Royal Dental Hospital in 1979 during which time he was the president of the British Dental Students’ Association and in medicine from University College Hospital, London in 1988.  He completed his training as a senior registrar at the Royal London Hospital and was appointed consultant in oral and maxillofacial surgery to the University Hospital of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust in 1998 with a special interest in trauma and orthognathics. He is now the Responsible Officer for the Trust. He is Chair of the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services and President of the BDA for 2017/18. 

After gaining undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in politics Stephen took up a post at the BDA. He was initially involved with the CDS and dental academics and later his role was expanded to also encompass hospital dentists and wider BDA governance.

   Peter Dyer (BDA President) 

Stephen Skelton (BDA Senior Policy Advisor)

1 August 2017