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College of General Dentistry to appoint next President

By College of General Dentistry | 29th February 2024 | News

The College of General Dentistry has begun the process of appointing its next President.

The President is the College's most senior and visible office holder, chairing the elected College Council and representing it in driving the delivery of the College's ambitions as a professional body and charity in the public interest.

The current President, Dr Abhi Pal, was elected the eleventh and final Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP) in 2021, and has served the majority of his three-year term of office as the first President of the College.

The second President will be the first to be appointed by the College since its independence, and will provide leadership across the profession at a critical time on the organisation's journey to secure dentistry's own Royal Charter.

While Deans of the FGDP were elected by and strictly from within the Faculty Board, the governance arrangements adopted by the College mean that all Full Members, Associate Fellows and Fellows of the College are eligible to apply for the post of President.

The College is currently accepting applications, with a closing date of Monday 18 March 2024. The appointment will be made by a selection panel drawn predominantly from the College Council, and the appointee will take office on Friday 21 June 2024.

Further details of the role are available here.

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