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Nairn Wilson CBE introduces The College of General Dentistry (S05 E01)

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  Posted by: The Probe      2nd August 2021

Nairn Wilson CBE joins us as the Honourary Founding President – and was recently declared President Emeritus – of The College of General Dentistry.

The College of General Dentistry officially opened on 1st July 2021, providing DCPs with their own, independent College, which embraces the whole dental team, recognising the invaluable contribution made by every member of the dental profession in delivering high quality oral health care for patients and the wider community.

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The College will set standards and provide guidance, encouraging and recognising continuing professional development. And, importantly, it will provide a unified collegiate voice for all oral healthcare professionals. The aim is for the College to one day gain a Royal Charter, thus becoming The Royal College of General Dentistry.

Nairn Wilson CBE

Membership is open to all GDC registrants (past and present) at

For more information, as well as how you can help contribute to the College, visit

Nairn Wilson is the Honorary Professor of Dentistry, was Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Dean and Head of King’s College London Dental Institute (formerly Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute, King’s College London) from 2001 until 2012 and Deputy Vice Principal (health) between 2009 and 2012.

His expertise encompasses the regulation of dentistry, international trends in dental education, tooth-coloured filling materials and related systems and minimally invasive approaches to conservative dentistry. Nairn has received numerous awards for his contributions to dentistry including his CBE status.

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