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: 7 pm (unless otherwise stated)

Booking through Yorkshire and Humber Deanery website:

10 March 2020
James Chesterman
An Update on the New Classification of Periodontal Diseases

23 April 2020
Sophy Barber
"It's like picking if you'd rather be eaten by a lion or a tiger"
Choosing dental treatment for missing teeth from an adolescent and parent perspective.

18 June 2020
Sarah McKaig
Meeting unmet needs: A voyage of discovery

8 September 2020
Shashwat Bhakta
Endodontic therapy in a Paediatric patient - how can we make it better?


Committee members
Chairperson: Dr Collette Gardener
Chairperson Elect: TBC
Past Chairperson: Dr Susan Kindelan
Secretary: Dr Susan Welford
Treasurer: Dr Erin Giles
Council Representative: TBC
Deputy Council Representative:  Dr Lily Duffy
StR Representative Dr Alaa Bani-Hani
CPD Representative
Dr Annabelle Carter
Community Dental Services Representative
Dr Rachel Osborne
UG Representative
Mr Jay Patel

Suzie Welford, Branch Secretary