The College strives toward the highest standards of governance, in line with our Objects.


Our Trustees are accountable for the running of the organisation, discharging its legal and regulatory duties and scrutinising performance.

College Council

The Council of the College provides leadership and support for the dental professions that we serve in fulfilling our mission.

The College Council includes regional representation, and representation for the professions we serve.

Honorary Founding President

Prof Nairn Wilson CBE FFGDP(UK)

Nairn Wilson is a Past President of the British Dental Association and Emeritus Professor of Dentistry at King’s College London, where he was Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Dean and Head of the College’s Dental Institute (2001-12), and Deputy Vice Principal (Health) (2009-12).

His other positions have included Editor of the Journal of Dentistry (1986-2000), Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1995-98), President of the General Dental Council (1999-2003), co-chair of the Forum of European Heads and Deans of Dental Schools (2007-12), and Editor of the FGDP(UK) Primary Dental Journal (2012-2017).

Nairn’s interests include healthcare regulation, international trends in dental education, and future developments in the clinical practice of dentistry. He continues to contribute to the dental literature, while serving as patron or trustee of various dental charities. He was appointed CBE in 2004 for services to dentistry and healthcare regulation.

Nairn now holds the title of Honorary Founding President of the College.

Advisory Strategy Group

The interests of patients will always come first. In developing strategies to ensure that the needs and expectations of patients are met, the new College plans to fully understand trends in the pattern and levels of oral and dental disease, to listen to patients, and to develop and promote the acquisition of new knowledge and skills by its members so that they may be applied in a timely, effective manner. Our appointed Advisory Strategy Group supports us in this work.

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