Step by step, we are putting the building blocks in place.

The College of General Dentistry is a Limited Company registered in England & Wales no. 02586636. It is a Registered Charity no. 1002769.

Read about our vision for the College of General Dentistry, as we take the first steps to its establishment.

Directors & Trustees

The Directors and Trustees of the College of General Dentistry have been mandated by the elected Board of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) to lead the formation of the new College.

The Trustees are accountable for the running of the organisation, overseeing its strategy and scrutinising performance.

College Council

The Trustees propose to convene a College Council, reflecting the professional interests of the College community.

The Trustees consult closely with the Faculty Board of FGDP(UK) on the development of the College’s work and on all professional matters, anticipating the transfer of the Faculty in due course.

Advisory Strategy Group

Our Advisory Group guides the Trustees on developing the College’s role with respect to the whole dental team, and on engagement with other stakeholders. The members of the Group are:

  • Amanda Gallie RDH RDT
  • Andrea Johnson LOTA
  • Bill Sharpling CDT
  • Dr Debbie Reed RDN
  • Javed Ikram BDS
  • Jennifer Albiston BDS
  • Joe White BDS
  • John Stanfield RDH
  • Leonard Maguire BDS
  • Shaun Howe RDT
  • Simone Ruzario RDH RDT
  • Tashfeen Kholasi BDS
  • Usama Riaz BDS
  • Major Varinder Singh Bassi BDS
  • Dr Vishal Aggarwal BDS


We are appointing Ambassadors for the College, to provide strong advocacy for our mission where it counts. We are honoured that the following have kindly agreed to their appointment as Ambassadors for the College of General Dentistry; more appointments will be announced shortly.

  • Dr Shelagh Farrell FFGDP(UK)
  • Professor Jacky Hayden CBE
  • Professor Dame Parveen Kumar
  • Professor Jason Leitch CBE
  • Dr Yewande Oduwole
  • Rt Hon. Sir Mike Penning MP
  • Wendy Thompson PhD MFGDP(UK)

Academic Board

Together with the Board of FGDP(UK), we have constituted an Academic Board to oversee the College’s academic standards. The Academic Board is chaired by Prof Mark Woolford.

College Academy

We plan to convene a ‘College Academy’, of those who contribute strongly in our commitment to patient care and the intellectual life of the College.