Ridings Branch

The Ridings Branch covers West, East and North Yorkshire and meets 5 or 6 times per year. The usual venue is The Dental Institute, Leeds. All of the meetings have educational approval and most have Section 63 approval.


Regular meetings are held in Conference Auditorium 2, University of Leeds. Registration from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

Future meetings

Venue: Dental Lecture Theatre, Leeds Dental Institute (unless otherwise stated)

Time: 7pm (unless otherwise stated)

Booking through Yorkshire and Humber Deanery website:

Thursday 19th April 2018 Dr Claire Stevens. Stop! Collaborate, and Listen – why children’s oral health is everyone’s business

Thursday 14th June 2018 Prof H Rodd: The trauma of trauma: psychosocial impacts of dental injury in childhood

Thursday 19th July Mina Vaidyanathan. An update on safe guarding for the dental team

Committee members
Chairperson: Dr Susan Kindelan
Chairperson Elect: TBC
Past Chairperson: Dr Rachael Nichol
Secretary: Dr Sophie Hughes
Treasurer: Dr Lucy Brown
Council Representative: Dr Fiona McDowell
Deputy Council Representative:  Dr Lily Duffy
Committee Members: Dr Rosemary Bryan
Dr Richard Balmer
Dr Elizabeth O'Sullivan

Dr Ala Bani Hani

Dr Nikki Gallagher


Dr Sophie Hughes