Rees to step down from BDTA role

The British Dental Trade Association (BDTA) has extended its thanks to Peter Rees, who will step down after serving as its president for the past 18 months.

Peter will step down as president from 31 August 2007, following his resignation from Dentsply UK.

The BDTA said in a statement: ‘During his presidential term, the number of BDTA members increased considerably and more companies than ever before are exhibiting at Showcase this year.

‘Peter has worked hard to strengthen the relationship between the BDTA and BDA, and the BDTA is delighted that stronger links have been developed between the two associations for the benefit of dentistry.’

Tony Reed, executive director of the BDTA, added: ‘Regrettably, our rules require that the president must be a representative of a member company so, sadly, Peter’s resignation from Dentsply means that he can no longer be president of the association.

‘It has been a pleasure to work with Peter over the past year and a half. He has been very supportive of the work of the BDTA and proactive in his approach. I would like to thank him for all he has achieved during his presidency.’

Simon Gambold of Henry Schein will take over presidential duties and leadership of the Association from 1 September 2007.

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