Nominations Sought for Election to Dental Council

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11 Feb 2022

The Faculty of Dental Surgery is seeking nominations for TWO vacancies arising on Dental Council from September 2022. Nominees must be Dental Fellows of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in good standing with the College and their regulator.

The Faculty of Dental Surgery delivers high quality assessment, education and CPD that adds value to the professional development and engagement of dental professionals worldwide. By promoting excellence in clinical engagement and dental training, the Faculty supports and develops the whole dental team in reaching its full potential. Joining the Dental Council of the Faculty of Dental Surgery is an excellent opportunity to influence and help shape the Faculty’s strategic direction.

Members of Dental Council serve for an initial five-year term and the time commitment is estimated to be around 15 days per annum. Council meetings are held four times per year. The Dental Council consists of the Faculty’s Office Bearers (Dean, Vice-Dean, Secretary and Convener of Dental Examinations) as well as ten elected Fellows, one elected Member and a Trainees’ Representative.

The deadline for nominations is 09:00 on Wednesday 11 May 2022. For further information and nomination requirements, please see the application pack provided below or contact

Ballot papers for this election will be issued by email in May 2022 and the election conducted in accordance with Law 79 of the College Laws.

Documents to download:

Candidate Information Form HERE

Information Sheet HERE

Nomination Form HERE

The College’s membership is diverse and we aspire to ensure that this diversity is represented through our internal governance and decision-making structures, whether this be via appointed or elected positions. In all cases, we particularly welcome applications or nominations from suitably qualified individuals from protected characteristic groups that are currently underrepresented on College boards, committees or groups, who may bring different experiences, skills and perspectives to our discussions and decision-making. Reasonable adjustments for disability will be implemented for those who require them.

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