The British Fluoridation Society appoints new committee members

15 July 2022
2 min read
left to right: Sharon Walker and Sakina Needham
left to right: Sharon Walker and Sakina Needham

The British Fluoridation Society (BFS) is pleased to welcome Sharon Walker and Sakina Needham to its executive committee.

Sharon Walker has worked in dentistry for more than 30 years, starting her career as a dental nurse in general practice and going onto work with the Community Dental Service and leading its Oral Health Improvement Team.

Sharon has had a varied career incorporating clinical practice, teaching and public health experience. She chaired the National Oral Health Promotion Group (NOHPG) from 2013 to 2016 and has a keen interest in dental public health. She completed a masters degree in health and social care in 2020 and continues to be an active advocate for oral health and reducing inequalities within the Bradford and Airedale District.

Sharon said, “I am delighted to be joining the BFS Executive at this exciting time with the changes to the 2022 Health and Care Act. I hope to bring my knowledge and experience of working within the oral health field with the aim to drive forward and support the water fluoridation agenda. Community water fluoridation is one the most effective ways to reduce dental inequalities and benefits both adults and children’s oral health. Everyone deserves a healthy smile.”

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