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Dental Council

Dental Executive

  • Professor Fraser McDonald - Dean
  • Professor Helen Craddock - Vice Dean
  • Dr. Sarah Duffy - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Ian Corbett - Convener of Dental Examinations
  • 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

    Prof Helen Craddock

    Prof Helen Craddock 

  • Secretary

    Dr Sarah Duffy

    Dr Sarah Duffy

  • 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

  • Convener of Dental Education (and Member of Dental Council)

    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 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.

  • 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.

  • Prof Toby Gillgrass

    Professor 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 is 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

    Dr Alison Qualtrough

  • 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 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 is a Consultant Orthodontist at the James Paget University Hospital in Norfolk and has held a Membership in Orthodontics of the College since 2007.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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. 


Dental Examinations Committee

Convener of Dental Examinations

Dr Ian Corbett

Deputy Convener of Dental Examinations

Mr Will McLaughlin


  • Mrs Margaret Davie – Chair of the AB for Dental Care Professionals
  • Miss Ulpee Darbar – Chair of the AB in Implant Dentistry
  • Dr Lesley Longman – Chair of the AB for MFDS
  • Professor Helen L Craddock - Chair of the AB in Primary Dental Care
  • Dr Jonathan Kallow– Chair of the SAB in Oral Medicine and Special Care Dentistry
  • Dr John E Rowson – Chair of the SAB in Oral Surgery
  • Dr Claire Bates – Chair of the SAB in Orthodontics
  • Professor Ferranti S L Wong – Chair of the SAB in Paediatric Dentistry
  • Dr Tim O’Brien – Chair of the SAB in Restorative Dentistry
  • Dr Brian R Nattress – Convener of Dental Education and Chair of the AB for Dental Education
  • Mr Joe Boyd - Lay Representative

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