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Dental Council

Dental Executive

  • Professor Fraser McDonald - Dean
  • Dr Sarah L Manton - Vice Dean
  • Ian Corbett - Convener of Dental Examinations
  • Professor Elizabeth S Davenport - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Brian R Nattress - Convener of Dental Education (and Member of Dental Council)
  • Dean of the Dental Faculty

    Prof Fraser McDonald

    Professor Fraser McDonald holds a Chair in Orthodontics in Relation to Oral Biology at King's College London and is an Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics. He is a Fellow of the Dental Faculty, without examination, since 1998 and was appointed the James IV Professor of the College in 2002.

  • Vice-Dean

    Dr Sarah L Manton

    Dr Sarah L Manton is a Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer in Restorative and Special Care Dentistry in Dundee. She has been Regional Adviser for Tayside, is Chair of the Specialist Advisory Board in Oral Medicine and Special Care Dentistry and is serving her second term on Council.

  • Secretary

    Prof Elizabeth S Davenport

    Professor Elizabeth S Davenport holds a Chair in Dental Education at Queen Mary University of London and is a specialist paediatric dentist. She is a Fellow of the Dental Faculty, without examination since 2003. She served on the Dental Care Professionals SAB (1996-2001), was the Dental Examinations Convener (2006-2009) and for a short period (2009) co-chair College QA committee before election to Dental Council in 2009.


    Mr Robert A C Chate

    Mr Robert C Chate is a consultant orthodontist in Colchester and has been a Fellow of the Faculty since 1980. Between 2005-08 he served as a Regional Dental Adviser for the East of England, then as the Secretary of Dental Council between 2008-11 and as its Vice Dean from 2011-14.

  • Ex-officio

    Dr David Felix

    Dr David Felix is the Postgraduate Dental Dean Representative, who is an ex-officio member of Dental Council. He is Postgraduate Dental Dean for Scotland and currently Vice Chair of the Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans (UK). He was elected to Dental Council in 1999 serving as Secretary from 1999 - 2005 and subsequently Dean of the Dental Faculty 2008 - 2011.

  • Professor Grant T McIntyre

    Professor Grant T McIntyre is Consultant Orthodontist at Dundee Dental Hospital. He holds the additional role of Enhanced Appraiser at NHS Tayside, Chaired NHS Tayside Integrated Dental Services Management Team from 2010-2011 and was Lead Consultant Orthodontist of the North of Scotland Regional Orthodontic Managed Clinical Network from 2008–2011.

  • Mr William S McLaughlin

    Mr William S McLaughlin is Hospital Dental Tutor (All Specialties) for Wales, Chairs the Welsh Restorative Dentistry Advisory Group and is Clinical Lead for Restorative Dentistry at Cardiff Dental Hospital. He was Clinical Director for Cardiff Dental Hospital from 2010-2011.

  • Prof Alex Milosevic

    Prof Alex Milosevic is Clinical Lead in Restorative Dentistry at Liverpool. He is Professor and Programme Director in Prosthodontics at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dubai. Tooth wear and erosion are his main research interests with over 50 publications focussed on epidemiology, risk factors and restoration survival. He enjoys teaching and has lectured extensively across the UK and overseas.

  • Dr Brian Nattress

    Dr Brian R Nattress is a Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the Leeds Dental Institute and Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean for the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. He serves as the Regional Dental Adviser for Yorkshire and sits on the Speciality Advisory Board in Restorative Dentistry.

  • Dr Donald J Thomson

    Dr Donald J Thomson is a Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. He is Appraiser for Consultant and non Consultant Grade staff and has additional responsibility for the implementation of Ionising Radiation Regulations.

  • Members' Representative

    Mr Simon Wardle

    Mr Simon Wardle

  • Trainee Representative

    Dr Bella Dave

    Dr Bella Dave is a Specialist Trainee Registrar in Oral Medicine at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the School of Clinical Dentistry, Sheffield. She is also a Collegiate Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and has wide experience in General Internal Medicine, General Dental Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Special Care Dentistry.

  • Lay Representative

    Wing Commander Robert Wright

     Wing Commander Robert Wright

  • Professor Philip Taylor

    Professor Philip Taylor is a Restorative Consultant at Barts Heath NHS Trust and he is Director of the Postgraduate Doctorate Degree in Prosthodontics at QMUL. He has examined for the College at several levels and is currently the Regional Dental Advisor for North London.

  • Dr Carole Boyle

    Dr Carole Ann Boyle is a Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, Service Lead for Workforce Development, Education and Training and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College London Dental Institute. She has been a member of the Specialist Advisory Board in Oral Medicine and Special Care Dentistry since 2015 and is the Deputy Chair of the Tri-Collegiate Membership in Special Care Dentistry.

  • Immediate Past Dean

    Prof William P Saunders

    Professor William Saunders is Professor of Endodontology at the University of Dundee and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. He is in his third term on Dental Council and was Chairman of the Speciality Advisory Board in Restorative Dentistry from 2005-2012. He sits on the College International Strategy Committee as the Dental Council Representative.


Dental Examinations Committee

Convener of Dental Examinations

Ian Corbett

Deputy Convener of Dental Examinations

Mr Will McLaughlin


  • Mrs Margaret K Ross – Chair of the AB for Dental Care Professionals
  • Miss Ulpee Darbar – Chair of the AB in Implant Dentistry
  • Mrs J Avril Macpherson – Chair of the SAB in Oral Medicine and Special Care Dentistry
  • Dr John E Rowson – Chair of the SAB in Oral Surgery
  • Dr Toby J Gillgrass – Chair of the SAB in Orthodontics
  • Professor Ferranti S L Wong – Chair of the SAB in Paediatric Dentistry
  • Professor Philip Preshaw – Chair of the SAB in Restorative Dentistry
  • Dr Lesley Longman – Chair of the AB for MFDS
  • Dr Brian R Nattress – Convener of Dental Education and Chair of the AB for Dental Education
  • Dr Bella Dave - Trainee Member

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