Council & Committees

The BDIA is governed by elected Council representatives, and a range of Committees to focus on key activities.


The BDIA Council sets the Association’s objectives and strategy to ensure we are well positioned to meet future business needs. The current council members are:

1 Sonia Tracey W&H (UK) Ltd
2 Daniel Davis (President)  J&S Davis Ltd
3 Mike Cann (Honorary Treasurer) Septodont Ltd
4 Patrick Allen Henry Schein
5 Alex Breitenbach* NSK UK Ltd
6 Michael Farrow SDI Dental Ltd
7 Ken Finlayson FMC
8 Peter Gowers Panadent Ltd
9 Dean Hallows (Vice President)  Dentsply Sirona
  Ian Pope** Dürr Dental
10 Stuart Thompson George Warman Publications
  Matthew Turner** A-Dec Dental UK
11 Gail Vernon VSM Healthcare

* Left council in June 2018 after serving for 7 years

** Elected June 2018, not pictured


The President, Vice-President and Honorary Treasurer are ex-officio members of all committees. 


Finance & Executive

The Finance and Executive Committee is responsible for overseeing the domestic affairs of the  Association and managing our assets.

Daniel Davis (Chairman)  J&S Davis Ltd
Mike Cann Septodont Ltd
Edmund Proffitt   BDIA
Sonia Tracey   W&H (UK) Ltd



The Editorial Committee is responsible for the publication of Dental Insider (formerly Dental Trader), our quarterly magazine for employees of our member companies.

Sarah Bradbury (Chairman) Dentists’ Provident
Sophie Chalk EK Communications
Julian English FMC
Louise Francis Manan Ltd
Dean Hallows Dentsply Sirona
Ed Hunt Purple Media Solutions
Eddie MacKenzie George Warman Publications
Jane MacRae Henry Schein Dental
David Westgarth British Dental Association
Ed Wyre Mark Allen Exhibitons



The Export Committee is responsible for identifying and facilitating export opportunities for our members. It does not have a formal membership but meets as required to discuss specific opportunities.

The Export Committee is open to all BDIA members with an interest in exporting.

Mark Sanderson (Chairman) Advanced Healthcare Ltd


Rules, Regulations & Standards

The Rules, Regulations and Standards Committee is responsible for reviewing and updating the BDIA’s Code of Practice as well as any other documents relating to Association rules and regulations as required.

Daniel Davis   J&S Davis Ltd
Patrick Mather Henry Schein Dental


Education & Training

The Education & Training Committee is responsible for our training programme ‘BDIA Certificate: Introduction to Dentistry’ and for ensuring our training strategy is implemented.

Julian English (Chairman) FMC
Angela Beale SimplyHealth Professionals
David Claridge Carestream Dental Ltd
Laura Edgar QWS
Belinda Mayoh Kemdent
John Rafelt 3M ESPE Dental Products
Elaine Tilling TePe Oral Hygiene Products



The Statistics Committee is responsible for sourcing, compiling and distributing statistics to our members.

Kate Scheer (Chairman) W&H (UK)
Alex Breitenbach NSK UK Ltd
Chris Conway TePe Oral Hygiene Products 
Daniel Davis J&S Davis Ltd
Ian Ellis Dentsply Sirona
Peter Gowers Panadent Ltd
Abigail Lock Coltène Ltd
Grant Long Henry Schein Dental
Charlotte Main A-dec Dental UK
Chris Mason Hu-Friedy
Nick Tait Dental Directory
Paul Willmer DMG Dental Products (UK) Ltd