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.

A message from the Honorary Founding President



Support for the College

For patients & public


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.

College Council

The College plans to convene a Council, providing leadership and support for the dental professions that the College serves in fulfilling its mission.

It is planned that the College Council will include regional representation, and for the professions served.

Before transfer of FGDP(UK) in July 2021, the Trustees are consulting closely with the Faculty Board of FGDP(UK) on the development of the College’s work and on all professional matters.


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

The 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.

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.

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.