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ADG Chair Neil Carmichael on Access to Dentistry (S03 E03)

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  Posted by: Dental Design      1st February 2021

Neil Carmichael, Executive Chair of the Association of Dental Groups (ADG), is a man with many hats, having served previously as a member of parliament, while currently the CEO of UCEC, which supports the exchange and integration of educational resources between China and the UK, and a board member at Funing Robotics.

In this interview, Neil explains how he became Chair of the ADG, what it’s primary aims are, and the organisation’s Access to Dentistry Campaign and why it’s needed. Other topics discussed include the need for shift to preventative treatment and how the pandemic and Brexit have affected the dental profession.

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You can also find the report, 30 Years of Hurt, commissioned by the ADG and released in December 2020, here: – the report examines the urgent need to rebuild the dentistry workforce.

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