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Introducing Dentistry Question Time

In our exciting new venture, we will host a series of online discussions where leading experts will discuss the most pressing issues facing the profession.

Most importantly, you will have the chance to put forward your own questions for the panel to consider.

Our first set of speakers will discuss one of the most pertinent topics of the last 12 months – Is there a future for NHS dentistry after COVID-19?

Kicking off on Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 7pm, the debate will run for two hours and feature representatives from all corners of dentistry:

  • Simon Thackeray – Private dentistry representative
  • Clare Robinson – NHS dentistry representative
  • Eddie Crouch – BDA representative
  • Nigel Jones – Practice Plan.

Speaker: Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones is Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan, the UK’s leading provider of practice-branded dental plans. He has supported the development of successful private practices throughout the majority of his 30-year career. Practice Plan has supported over 1,500 dental practices to transform the profitability of their business through the combination of a well-populated plan and personalised support including marketing, business advice, events and training.

Speaker: Clare Robinson

Clare Robinson started her education at the University of Liverpool in 1999. Her first degree was obtained in clinical engineering. After this she progressed onto dentistry and graduated from Liverpool in 2007. She went on to complete her vocational training year in general practice. Whilst in general practice she obtained her PGCert in endodontics at the University of Chester.
She became principal of her first NHS dental practice in 2011. In 2017 she was appointed as a clinical supervisor for NHS England and enjoyed mentoring a fellow dentist. She is an elected member of the Liverpool Dental Committee and has most recently founded The Dental Cafe – a direct access prevention centre.
Clare is part of NHSE clinical entrepreneur programme. During the pandemic Clare was appointed as an executive member of the COVID recovery team for Cheshire and Merseyside. Her practice acted as an urgent care centre throughout the pandemic and continues to do so.

Speaker: Simon Thackeray

Simon has been a GDP since qualifying in 1991, initially in the NHS, and since 2005 in private practice in Nottinghamshire. Simon sits on the GDPC committee of the BDA and is also a past BDA Branch President for South Yorkshire. He also recently gained his Master of Laws.

Speaker: Eddie Crouch

Eddie was elected as chair of the board at the BDA in September 2020. Before that, he served as deputy chair between 2014 and 2020. He was secretary of Birmingham Local Dental Committee for over 10 years and was also 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 and the West Midlands Association of LDCs, held the post of president of the Central Counties Branch and served on the GDPC Committee for over 10 years.

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