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About Us

Back in February 2020 stakeholders from dentistry and beyond came together to discuss the well-being of dentists and their teams.

Following this a small group of dedicated colleagues have been collaborating to bring together well-being resources available to the dental team into a single signposting document.

The Collaborative

The collaborative is made up of the following individuals

John Cameron

John is the Chairman of the Dentists’ Health Support Trust and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, Institute of Dentistry.

Laura Hannon

Laura is the General Manager of the BDA Benevolent Fund and has a background in charity management, welfare and human resources.

Ros Keeton

Ros is an highly experienced NHS Chief Executive and health care leader who combines a dental background with substantial leadership experience across the full range of healthcare services. Ros is a Fellow of Worcester University and Chairman of a large specialist hospice.  She has been Chairman of the BDA Benevolent Fund since 2017.

Roz McMullan

Roz is a retired Consultant Orthodontist, Chair of Probing Stress in Dentistry in Northern Ireland (NI) and is Immediate Past President of the British Dental Association. She continues to work on wellbeing in dentistry and remains a member on the Education, Ethics and Dental Team Working Committee of the BDA.

Shalini Nayee

Shalini is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellow in Oral Medicine, with dual qualifications in dentistry and medicine.

Rory O’Connor

Rory has worked for 40 years in mental health and addiction with extensive experience in managing programmes for health professionals with mental illness and addictive disorders.  Currently Clinical Lead for Dentists’ Health Support Trust and NHS Practitioner Health and Clinical Advisor for NHS England.

Pepe Shirlaw

Pepe is a part time Consultant in Oral Medicine at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Trust. She is currently chair of the Local Dental Network for NHSE & NHSI London Region, Vice  Dean of the FDS, RCS England and acting President of British & Irish Society for Oral Medicine.

Sandra White

Sandra is the National Lead for Dental Public Health for Public Health England and Consultant in Dental Public Health.  Her national team is responsible for oral health epidemiology and intelligence for England and works across the system to  improve oral health and reduce inequalities.

Share YouR Feedback

We would encourage everyone to complete our feedback survey. This will help us understand how useful our resource is to dental team members and what improvements could be made. We will review the document at least annually to ensure it stays up to date and relevant. 

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