Re-election for NI PEC member

Philip Henderson re-elected to British Dental Association Principle Executive Committee

Lisburn dentist Philip Henderson has been re-elected to the British Dental Association’s Principal Executive Committee for what he says will be a final three-year term.

Henderson, who retired from clinical dentistry in 2010 and works part-time as a local dental advisor for Dental Protection, is the current NI branch president for the BDA.

He has great experience in dental politics, having been LDC chair for six years, NI DPC chair for six years and he has also sat on the GDPC executive remuneration sub-committee, DDRB committee and counter-fraud committee. He has also served two terms on the REP body, sitting on the audit, ethics and education committees.

Speaking about his re-election, he said: “I bring a broad experience to PEC that aids the governance role. I bring a strong voice from the general practice background as I consider it important to always be minded of the practical needs of the vast majority of BDA members.

“I consider it also very important to stay abreast of the salaried, community and hospital members’ needs as they struggle with difficult employers.

“One of the main issues for PEC is reforming the GDC, a topic I intend to give high priority to.”