Roshni Karia MCGDent

Roshni Karia MCGDent qualified from King’s College London in 2010 and works in London as an associate dentist in general dental practice. After developing a special interest in periodontics, she completed an enhanced two-year postgraduate study programme and is also a clinical tutor in periodontology at King’s College London.

A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2020, she successfully completed the Healthcare Leadership Academy Scholarship Programme in 2022, and in 2023 she was awarded the University of Central Lancashire’s Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Practice, Management and Education, with distinction.

She joined the FGDP in 2012, was appointed to its national board as an early careers observer in 2015, was elected to represent her region in 2017, and after re-election in 2020 transferred to the College Council in 2021. She was re-elected to the College Council for 2023-26.

Roshni chaired the Faculty’s Education and Qualifications and Membership Affairs committees, was elected its youngest ever Vice Dean in 2019 and in 2020 was a contributor to the joint FGDP-CGDent guidance Implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice. She has been the College’s representative in national policy fora on children’s oral health improvement and on periodontics, has served on its Careers and Training Committee and Career Pathways Programme Board, was involved in the rollout of the Certified Membership scheme and served as Vice President from 2021-22. 

Appointed for a three-year term, Roshni was inaugurated as College President on 21 June 2024. She is the first female President or Dean in the history of the College and former Faculty, the first Associate Dentist in the role, and the College’s third President following Abhi Pal FCGDent (2021-24) and Sir Nairn Wilson CBE FCGDent (2017-2021).

Updated 2024