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Institute of Dentistry - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Miss Bal Chana, Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, C&G FETC, Dip DHE


Deputy Principal Hygiene and Therapy Tutor

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 8153
Room Number: Office 4, Floor 4, Institute of Dentistry


I started my career in general dental practice and community dental services after qualifying in 1992. Thereafter, I started teaching at the Eastman Dental hospital and currently hold the position of Deputy Principal on the dental hygiene and therapy programme at the Bart's and The London. I also continue to work in general practice.

I am an internal and external examiner for both dental hygiene and therapy programmes. I am also a DCP inspector with the GDC

I am the ex- Chair and current President of the British Dental Therapy Association. I represent DCPs on a number of boards and working groups at various levels within the profession, including the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry where I regularly meet with Members of Parliament.

I work closely with The Department of Health on a number of key projects, including the Prevention Toolkit and the Dental Skills Mix working group.

Centre: Dental Public Health and Primary Care


Research Interests:

Resorative and Preventive Dentistry, Smoking Cessation and Dentine Hypersensitivity.


Key Publications

Prevention Chapter Co Written with Miss S Murray, Dental Therapy Handbook, The Department of Health – Prevention Toolkit.

Regularly contribute to Smile

Editorial Board

Dental Therapy Journal

Team In Practice

Dental Tribune

Dental Hygiene and Therapy

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