The Directors and Trustees of the College of General Dentistry have a mandate from the elected Board of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) to develop the new College and prepare the ground constitutionally for the transfer of the FGDP(UK) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.


Prof Nairn Wilson CBE FFGDP(UK) is well known across dentistry, with a career spanning leadership and academic roles across the profession.

Members of the Board

Ian Mills FFGDP(UK) Dean of FGDP(UK) — is a partner in a dental practice in N Devon and has an academic interest in the patient experience of dentistry.

Janet Clarke MBE MFGDP(UK) is a Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England, and previous career as a Clinical Director for community dental services and GDP.

Elizabeth Kay MBE FFGDP(UK) was the Founding Dean of Peninsula Dental School, with a prolific academic record and particular interest in inequalities in oral health.

Kate Gregory has 25 years of commercial legal experience, with executive and non-executive board experience and an interest in governance, regulation and risk management.

Mick Horton FFGDP(UK)immediate past Dean of FGDP(UK) — owns a practice in North Wales; he has an interest in quality improvement and has served as Vice Chair on the board of a local health authority.

Kevin Lewis FFGDP(UK) is a former owner of a dental practice, past Director of the Dental Protection Society and a well-known writer and speaker on dentistry.

Lesley Pan has over 20 years as a management executive and board member specialising in innovation and organisation development; she has worked across many industries, with a focus on health.

Neil Sawbridge is an experienced Chief Financial Officer and qualified accountant, currently with a bank serving small and medium-sized businesses.