Redeployment of the Dental Workforce during COVID-19 Pandemic

16th April 2020


The current times demonstrate a challenge to all sectors of health care. Whilst the directive in the four nations of the United Kingdom is to deliver only urgent dental care, avoiding Aerosol Generating Procedures where possible, many dentists and dental care professionals have a set of transferable skills which can support the NHS during this time.

This webinar is targeted to provide some possible alternatives which can be undertaken in a safe yet supportive way.


  • Dr Natalie Bradley MFDS RCSEd, RCSEd Early Career Ambassador, London
    Natalie is a Specialty Registrar in Special Care Dentistry, Dental Blogger and NHS Clinical Entrepreneur. She graduated from Newcastle University before moving to London where she gained experience in general, hospital and community dentistry before completing a fellowship at NHS England with the Office of the Chief Dental Officer and Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Scheme.

  • Mr Mark Tawadrous BSc MSc MFDS RCSEd, RCSEd International Dental Ambassador, North Africa and Mediterranean
    Mark is a teaching assistant in Oral Biology Department in the British University in Egypt. He has been a member in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 2014. He is a master’s degree candidate in Ain Shams University with research interest in nanotechnology and tissue regeneration.

  • Dr Helen Stancliffe MFDS RCSEd, MOralSurg RCSEd, RCSEd Dental Specialty Ambassador North East
    Helen is a Clinical Teaching Fellow for Oral Surgery at Newcastle University and specialist Oral Surgeon. She graduated from Newcastle University and has worked in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for many years, before completing her specialist training in Oral Surgery. She is a fellow of the higher education authority and recently completed the Aurora leadership and development initiative by Advance HE.


  • Dr Ian Corbett, RCSEd Convener of Dental Examinations
    Ian 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.

  • Mr Richard Cure, RCSEd Advisory Board in Dental Education, RCSEd Convener of Dental Education
    Richard 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.


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