The Dentist Magazine.

Dental device regulation and the battle against counterfeit devices

Edmund Proffitt

Published: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

With over 30 years working in commercial, advocacy, technical, communications and marketing roles, Edmund Proffitt, chief executive of the BDIA has a deep understanding of the issues industry bodies need to address. 

Responsible for establishing the BDIA’s award winning initiative tackling counterfeit and non-compliant dental equipment, and leading industry discussions on the development and implementation of the Medical Device Regulations, Edmund is in an ideal position to ensure that the dental industry’s voice is heard.

Edmund will be giving a presentation at the National Dental Nursing Conference 2018, which is being held in Blackpool on November 16 and 17. Edmund’s presentation, which meets GDC development outcome C, aims to outline what the BDIA is and does, the regulatory and legal issues relating to manufacturers and suppliers of dental devices and instruments.  He will also give examples of counterfeit dental equipment and materials and alert attendees to the potential risks of counterfeit and non-compliant dental equipment.

The Conference will offer 8 hours of verifiable CPD over the two days.  Dental nurses, and other members of the dental team, can attend either or both days.  There is a discounted rate for current BADN members, for student dental nurses and for those booking before the end of September.

There will also be an optional informal dinner at local restaurant Twelve ( for delegates and guests.

More information and a reservation form are available at