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Advisory Boards and Specialty Advisory Boards - Vacancies now open

The Advisory Boards and Specialty Advisory Boards act as advisers of the Dental Council on the promotion and maintenance of high standards of practice in relation to the various specialties and branches of  Dentistry, particularly in the context of the educational activity and examinations offered by the Faculty of Dental Surgery.   

Current vacancies

The Faculty of Dental Surgery have two vacancies for Members of the Specialty Advisory Board in Oral Medicine and Special Care Dentistry. 

The roles are open to specialists in Special Care Dentistry, working in an active clinical post and who are affiliated with the College. These are voluntary posts, however, travel and hotel accommodation will be reimbursed/provided. The Board meet twice a year in Spring and the Autumn. 


The main duties of the roles are to help manage the Question Banks for the Diploma in Special Care Dentistry Examination and to help deliver its various activities, including question writing days and preparatory courses.

How to apply

To apply for any these vacancies, email Linda Stuart, Faculty of Dental Surgery Manager at l.stuart@rcsed.ac.uk or call 0131 527 1605.

Applications deadline

Applications closing date is Friday 21 June 2019.


Chairs of the Advisory Boards and Specialty Advisory Boards

Advisory Board for Dental Care Professionals

Chair: Mrs Margaret Davie

Advisory Board in Implant Dentistry

Chair: Miss Ulpee Darbar

Specialty Advisory Board in Oral Medicine and Special Care Dentistry

Chair: Dr Jonathan Kallow

Specialty Advisory Board in Oral Surgery

Chair: Dr John E Rowson

Specialty Advisory Board in Orthodontics

Chair: Dr Claire Bates

Specialty Advisory Board in Paediatric Dentistry

Chair: Professor Ferranti S L Wong

Advisory Board in Primary Dental Care

Chair: Professor Helen L Craddock

Specialty Advisory Board in Restorative Dentistry

Chair: Dr Tim O'Brien

Advisory Board for MFDS

Chair: Dr Lesley Longman

Advisory Board for Dental Education
Chair and Convener of Dental Education

Dr Brian R Nattress

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