Dental Council

Dental Executive

  • Professor Grant McIntyre - Dean
  • Mr William S McLaughlin - Vice Dean
  • Dr Stewart C Barclay - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Tim O'Brien - Convener of Dental Examinations
  • Dr Lochana Nanayakkara - Convener of Dental Education 
  • Dean

    Professor Grant T McIntyre

    Professor Grant T McIntyre is an NHS Consultant and Honorary Professor in Orthodontics and Joint Clinical Director at Dundee Dental Research Hospital & School. Within the College, Grant is an examiner for MFDS and MOrth and has been a Member of Dental Council since 2014. Grant's clinical work involves the orthodontic management of facial deformity, TMJ-orthognathic cases and cleft lip and palate along with being an Educational Supervisor and Clinical Supervisor for a number of Core and Specialty Trainees.

  • Vice Dean

    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.

  • Honorary Secretary

    Dr Stewart C Barclay

    Dr Stewart C Barclay is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, recently retired from full time clinical activity, at Newcastle Dental Hospital, where he worked for over 24 years. During that time he has been heavily involved in postgraduate education and training, with roles as TPD for specialty trainees in Restorative Dentistry locally as well as 3 years as DCT Regional Adviser for HEE-NE, and a member of the SAC in Restorative Dentistry for 10 years, including being the lead for the first iterations of the curricula in Restorative Dentistry and the Monospecialties. He has been an examiner for the RCSEd MFDS since 2003 and for ISFE in Restorative Dentistry since 2008. He has been a member of RCSEd, holding DRD and MRD, since the early 1990’s.


  • Convener of Dental Examinations

    Dr Tim O'Brien

    Dr Tim O'Brien is an Associate Professor/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Peninsula Dental School whose focus is on running and developing taught postgraduate courses at the University of Plymouth. He has previously been an examiner for a number of RCS Ed examinations including the MFDS, the Diploma in Clinical Dental technology, the Diploma in Implant Dentistry and most recently the mono-specialty membership examinations in Restorative dentistry. He chaired the Specialty Advisory Board in Restorative dentistry until November 2021 when he stepped down in order to take on the role of Convener. He has extensive experience of teaching and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate dentists, and has developed a number of successful programmes at Master’s degree level.  

  • Convener of Dental Education

    Dr Lochana Nanayakkara

    Dr Lochana Nanayakkara is an NHS Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Royal London Dental Hospital. She is also the current Director of Dental Education for BartsHealth NHS Trust and the co-Director of the DClinDent programme in Prosthodontics at Queen Mary, University of London. She has a clinical interest in managing patients with complicated medical histories. Since 2010, Lochana has been actively working with the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) to improve global access to dental care for people with inherited bleeding disorders. She is now the President of the Dental Committee of WFH.

  • Dental Council Member

    Professor Lotfy Kelany

    Professor Lotfy Kelany is an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the College of Dentistry at Misr University of Science and Technology in Egypt. He also heads the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Haram Hospital and works as a consultant at Souad Kafafi Hospital in Cairo. He obtained his PhD in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Cairo University in 2020 and holds Membership and Fellowship of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of  Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

  • Dental Council Member

    Mr Toby Gillgrass

    Mr Toby Gillgrass is a Consultant Orthodontist at the Glasgow Dental Hospital and Glasgow Children’s HospitalHe is presently the Clinical Lead for the Cleft Surgical Service for Scotland and Lead for the Orthodontic Group for Cleft Care Scotland. He represents the Cleft Surgical Service for Scotland on the Cleft Development Group, and is part of the Quality Monitoring Improvement Committee for cleft care in the UK. Mr Gillgrass has served two previous terms of Dental Council, he was a former chair and presently serves on the Specialist Advisory Board for Orthodontics.

  • Dental Council Member

    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.

  • Dental Council Member

    Dr John Scholey

    Dr John Scholey is a Consultant and Clinical Lead in Orthodontics at the University Hospitals of North Midlands in Stoke-on-Trent. He became a fellow of the College in 1997 before specialty training in Orthodontics with a further Membership and Fellowship in Orthodontics in 2001 and 2003. John has been an examiner with the College initially at MFDS then subsequently for the Membership in Orthodontics since 2001. He is the current Vice Chair of the SAB in Orthodontics and chairs the successful RCSEd orthodontic webinar series. 

  • Dental Council Member

    Mr Andrew Baldwin

    Mr Andrew Baldwin is a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and Divisional Clinical Director (Surgery) at North Manchester General Hospital. He has previously been an elected member on Council of BAOMS. Andrew has been a Fellow of the College since 1998. He is currently Chair of the Surgical Specialty Board for OMFS, and examines in the MFDS and MOMS examinations. 

  • Dental Council Member

    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

  • Dental Council Member

    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

  • Dental Council Member

    Dr Claire Morgan

    Dr Claire Morgan has been a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry since 2006. Her main clinical role involves the provision of Restorative dental care for Head and Neck oncology patients. With an interest in PG education and an experienced educational supervisor she is lead ISFE examiner in management for Restorative Dentistry. She views patient safety as a priority and promotes this as dental representative on the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Patient Safety Group and through her current role as Clinical Governance Lead for dental and oral maxillofacial surgery at her Trust.

  • Dental Council Member

    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.

  • Dental Council Member

     Professor Richard Cure

    Mr 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.

  • Members' Representative

    Professor Barry Quinn

    Dr Barry Quinn is Clinical Senior Lecturer in Simulation and Team-based Clinical Education and an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontics, at King’s College London. Barry is a Past President of the Education Research Group of IADR 2018-2020 and the British Dental Association Metropolitan Branch as well as being an educational associate of the General Dental Council UK and an AMEE simulation committee member. Barry is the secretary general elect (2021) for the Association of Dental Education in Europe after having served as a councilor since 2016. 

  • 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.

  • Immediate Past Dean

    Professor Philip Taylor

    Professor Philip Taylor is Emeritus Professor of Prosthodontics at QMUL where he was an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and former Clinical Director at Barts Health NHS Trust. He was a specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Philip qualified in 1981 from Newcastle Dental School and spent 12 years in NHS general practice in the North East of England where he gained his MGDS. In 1993 he moved to London to begin his specialty training gaining his MSc at the Eastman alongside the MRD and FDS examinations. After spending seven years in a combination of private referral practice in the West End of London and as lecturer at QMUL he was promoted to consultant level in 2003 and Professor in 2016. 


Dental Examinations Committee

Convener of Dental Examinations

Dr Tim O'Brien

Deputy Convener of Dental Examinations

Miss Manar Elkhazindar

Advisory Board/Specialty Advisory Board Chairs

  • Dr Mital Pitel – Advisory Board in Implant Dentistry
  • Dr Liz Connor– Advisory Board Chair for MFDS
  • Dr Anil Shrestha – Advisory Board Chair in Primary Dental Care
  • Dr Fatimah Alsayer – Specialty Advisory Board Chair in Special Care Dentistry
  • Miss Ailsa Morrison – Specialty Advisory Board in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine
  • Mr John Scholey – Specialty Advisory Board Chair in Orthodontics
  • Miss Michelle Moffat – Special Advisory Board Chair in Paediatric Dentistry
  • Dr Lochana Nanayakkara – Advisory Board in Dental Education, Convener of Dental Education

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