CGDent seeks new Trustees


  Posted by: Dental Design      27th June 2023

The College of General Dentistry is seeking two Trustees – one dental and one independent – to help it in its historic mission to build a future Royal College for dentistry.

Its dental Trustees are registered dental professionals, and its independent Trustees come from outside of dentistry. Both are central to the effective delivery of the College’s mission, contributing to custodianship of the organisation, and require a thorough appreciation of the role of a Trustee in a modern charity and professional membership body.

The Trustee Board, chaired by Dr Mick Horton FCGDent, works alongside the elected Council of the College, which oversees the professional affairs of the organisation and is chaired by its President, Dr Abhi Pal FCGDent. College Trustees, who are appointed for a term of three years, must demonstrate high standards of behaviour and attitude, reflecting the inclusive professionalism that we seek to embody and contributing to the development of the organisation’s values. They will appreciate the business imperatives underpinning a growing organisation, reconciling financial viability with delivery of the College’s overall mission in the patient and public interest.

For the position of Dental Trustee, applicants must be a registered dental professional. The College is particularly interested in attracting people who can help it to engage widely across the dental team, as it seeks to reflect the profession’s wide range of backgrounds and aspirations. The proportion of women and dental professionals from different backgrounds is growing, and the College wants its Trustee Board to be truly inclusive and reflective of the dental professional community.

The College’s independent Trustees, who come from outside of dentistry, play a central role in the effective delivery of its mission, and its Board of Trustees has identified a particular need to supplement its skills regarding legal matters as they pertain to a charity as well as matters relating to the College’s objectives as a professional body and member organisation.

The role profile for both positions is available on the College website at:

For both positions, applicants should email their CV and a covering letter, citing two referees, to by Sunday 16 July 2023. Prospective candidates are advised that interviews are planned to be held in London in August 2023, and it is intended that appointees will be in place by October 2023.

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