GDC search for members of Specialist Dental Education Board

The General Dental Council (GDC) is seeking a chair and members to help guide the development of training paths for dentists wanting to become specialists. The GDC is inviting applications from experienced professionals to sit on its new Specialist Dental Education Board (SDEB) which will have an important role overseeing the reorganisation and running of the GDC's specialist lists. These Lists enable patients to identify registered dentists who have undergone approved training and are entitled to call themselves a dental 'specialist'. The successful applicants, who will be selected following an interview process, will be appointed for three years with the possibility of reappointment after this for a further three years. The make up of the board is as follows: GDC dental member (Paul Cook) GDC lay member (Peter Catchpole) Higher education professional Recent or current Postgraduate Dental Dean Recent or current head or dean of a dental school Recent or current member of the Joint Committee of Specialist Training in Dentistry (JCSTD) Member of one of the Dental Faculties of the Surgical Royal Colleges Those applying for membership of the board can also apply for the role of Chair. More information on the recruitment process, along with person specifications and details of pay, is available from here. Applications must be returned by Wednesday 31 January 2007