Dental

New Director of Dental Examinations

New Director of Dental Examinations

The College has appointed Nicola Cross as our new Director of Dental Examinations. Nicola’s role started in November 2019 and will run for approximately four years.

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New Associate Directors appointed for Examinations

New Associate Directors appointed for Examinations

The College has appointed two new Associate Directors for examinations. Dr Moe Thaw Oo is our new Associate Director of Medical Examinations and Siobhan Kyle is our new Associate Director of Dental Examinations:

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New Director of Dental Education

New Director of Dental Education

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has appointed Dr Sarah Pollington as our new Director of Dental Education.

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Response to improvements in child dental health

Response to improvements in child dental health

A joint letter has been written to Joe FitzPatrick, the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing in response to the announcement there has been a significant long-term decrease in the number of childhood fillings and tooth extractions in the Scotland since 2000-01.

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Dental Awards winners

Dental Awards winners

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons have announced the winners from its Dental Awards. Members of the College can apply for an award to help develop their professional skills. There is a selection of Awards and Scholarships available including those with a Dental focus.

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow/Dundee Dental Elective Award

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow/Dundee Dental Elective Award

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons have announced the winners of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow/Dundee Dental School Elective Award.

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International Distinguished Scientist Award for College’s senior dentist

International Distinguished Scientist Award for College’s senior dentist

Professor Graham Ogden, the College’s most senior dentist, has been awarded the 2019 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award, one of the highest awards in dental research.

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Supporting dentistry in Tanzania

Supporting dentistry in Tanzania

A Volunteering Award of just £2500 from the College helped to train six Tanzanian rural clinical officers in emergency dentistry and oral health promotion within Chato District, and helped directly provide dental treatment for over a thousand patients in the space of just two weeks.

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Voice – Making a difference in Nepal

Voice – Making a difference in Nepal

Our College has the most extensive range of awards and scholarships available to our membership than any other Royal College. Earlier this year we made a TC White Travel Grant award to Tony Markus FDS RCPS(Glasg). Tony was formerly a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at Poole Hospital in Dorset, and used this award of £2000 to gain experience outside of the UK.

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Chief Dental Officer, Margie Taylor, retires

Chief Dental Officer, Margie Taylor, retires

Graham Ogden, Dean of our Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow marks the retirement of Scotland’s Chief Dental Officer, Margie Taylor.

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