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Dental Council

Dental Executive

  • Professor Fraser McDonald - Dean
  • Professor Helen Craddock - Vice Dean
  • Professor William Saunders - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Ian Corbett - Convener of Dental Examinations
  • Mr Richard Cure- Convener of Dental Education 
  • Dean of the Dental Faculty

    Professor 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

    Professor Helen Craddock

    Prof Helen Craddock is an Emeritus Professor in Dental Education and a former Chair of the Advisory Board in Primary Dental Care. A retired Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Leeds Dental Institute, she has been a Member of the College since 1999 and a Fellow since 2003. Prior to her academic career, she spent 22 years in General Dental Practice.

  • Honorary Secretary

    Professor William Saunders

    Professor William Saunders

  • Convener of Dental Examinations

    Dr Ian Corbett

    Dr Ian Corbett Is a consultant Oral Surgeon and honorary senior lecturer in Newcastle upon Tyne and has been a Member of the College since 2001 and a Fellow since 2010.  He is past Chair and continues to be a member of the Oral Surgery SAB. Ian has extensive experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate education and is an external examiner for the GDC

  • Member of Dental Council

    Professor Brian Nattress

    Professor Brian R Nattress is a Professor in Restorative Dentistry and the Clinical Lead in the Translational Research Unit at the University of Leeds Dental School. He sits on the Speciality Advisory Boards in Restorative Dentistry and the Faculty of Dental Trainers.


    Dr Carole Boyle

    Dr Carole Ann Boyle is a Consultant and Clinical Lead for Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer. Carole is  a member of the Specialist Advisory Board in Oral Medicine & Special Care Dentistry, chairs the Speciality Advisory committee for SCD  and is the Co-Chair of the Tri-Collegiate Membership in Special Care Dentistry.

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  • Dr Toby Gillgrass

    Dr Toby Gillgrass  is a Consultant / Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics at Glasgow Dental Hospital. He was formerly clinical lead for Cleft Care Scotland and chair of the Specialty Advisory Board in Orthodontics. He is a former recipient of the Deans Medal and a Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers.

  • 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.

  • Mr Joseph Noar

    Mr Joseph Noar has been a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 1994.  His clinical interests are in the fields of growth modification for dento-facial deformity; early interceptive treatments and multidisciplinary team working. He has been a teacher and trainer in orthodontics for many years. He is currently  Director of Clinical Governance of the BOS and have been an examiner for the MOrthRCSEd both in the UK and abroad for many years. He has been a fellow of the college since 2009.

  • Dr Alison Qualtrough

    Professor Alison JE Qualtrough has a Chair at the University of Manchester. She is an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry within Manchester Foundation Trust with leading education and clinical roles in restorative dentistry and endodontics. She is Chair of the Teachers of Endodontology Group, is on the GDC Specialist Advisory Committee in Restorative Dentistry and sits on the Specialist Advisory Board in Restorative Dentistry

  • Member of Dental Council

    Professor Philip Taylor

    Professor Philip Taylor is Professor of Prosthodontics at QMUL and Restorative Consultant at Barts Heath NHS Trust where he is Clinical Director for Dentistry. He has been director of the postgraduate course in Prosthodontics at QMUL for 20 years and has examined for the College at several levels. He is the Dean Elect of the Faculty of Dental Surgery and will take up the role of Dean following the Dental AGM on 2 October 2020.

  • 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 Barry Quinn

    Mr Barry Quinn

  • Trainees' Representative

    Miss Rachael Jablonski

    Miss Rachael Jablonski is a Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry at the Leeds Dental Institute. She is out of programme with an NIHR Doctoral Fellowship and is currently working towards her PhD. Rachael joined the Dental Council as the Trainees’ Representative in October 2019.

  • Postgraduate Dental Dean for Scotland

    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 Chair of the UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND). He was elected to Dental Council in 1999 serving as Secretary from 1999 - 2005 and subsequently Dean of the Dental Faculty 2008 - 2011.

  • Law Representative

    Mr Graham Balmforth

    Mr Graham G Balmforth is a Solicitor Advocate and Member of the English Bar. He specialises in medical law and represents the interests of Dental Clinics in various contentious issues, as well as individual medical professionals on issues of disciplinary and regulatory conduct. Mr Balmforth is a postgraduate student of medical forensic sciences at the University of Verona and lectures on issues of Human Tissue Law. 

  • Professor Ferranti Wong

    Professor Ferranti Wong is Professor/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at Barts and The London SMD, Queen Mary University of London. He is chair of SAB in Paed Dent and is programme director of DClinDent (PaedDent) at QMUL. He was past interim dean of the dental school and associated dean of the London Deanery.

  • Associate Professor Richard Cure

    Richard Cure is Associate Professor, Head of Orthodontics at The University of Warwick. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers and a GDC Education Associate. He examines for the College at MOrth, MFDS and MAGDS.


Dental Examinations Committee

Convener of Dental Examinations

Dr Ian Corbett

Deputy Convener of Dental Examinations

Mr Will McLaughlin


  • Mrs Margaret Davie – Advisory Board Chair for Dental Care Professionals
  • Dr Ulpee Darbar – Advisory Board in Implant Dentistry
  • Mr Simon Wardle – Advisory Board Chair for MFDS
  • Dr Anil Shrestha – Advisory Board Chair in Primary Dental Care
  • Dr Jonathan Kallow– Chair of the SAB in Oral Medicine and Special Care Dentistry
  • Dr John Rowson – Specialty Advisory Board in Oral Surgery
  • Dr Claire Bates – Specialty Advisory Board Chair in Orthodontics
  • Professor Ferranti Wong – Special Advisory Board Chair in Paediatric Dentistry
  • Dr Tim O’Brien – Chair of the SAB in Restorative Dentistry
  • Mr Richard Cure– Advisory Board in Dental Education, Convener of Dental Education
  • Mr Joe Boyd - Lay Representative

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