Tom Whiting joins the General Dental Council as Chief Executive Officer and Registrar

Tom Whiting, Chief Executive Officer and Registrar, has joined the GDC today

We are pleased to confirm that Tom Whiting has joined the GDC as our new Chief Executive Officer and Registrar.

In his first month, Tom will meet Chief Dental Officers from the four nations as well as external stakeholders from across the dental sector at the Dental Leadership Network on 12 June. He will also start a series of visits to meet dental teams in different settings across the UK, to find out more about where and how they work and provide more opportunities for dental professionals to engage with the GDC.

I am sure that many of you will have the opportunity to meet Tom through our existing programme of stakeholder meetings and events.

On joining the GDC today, Tom said:

“I understand the pressures that the dental sector is under and the hard work that the whole dental team does to ensure that patients have the care they need.

"Trust between professionals and the regulator is important for patients and for public confidence. I will listen to the views and challenges of dental professionals and stakeholders as well as get to know where and how they work. Building my own understanding will help me to identify shared goals and how we can work together to make a positive difference to dental professionals and patients.

"This will take time, but I’m committed to making a start right away.”

For more information, please see the news item on our website.