Ian Mills

Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry, Past Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice

Ian is a partner in an 8-surgery mixed practice in North Devon and an Associate Professor in Primary Care Dentistry at Peninsula Dental School.  He is a past Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), and was previously a Trustee of the College of General Dentistry and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Ian has represented the profession on various local and national committees, including the BDA General Dental Practice Committee, Devon Local Dental Committee, and the CQC Dental Reference Group. During the COVID pandemic, Ian was closely involved in various national stakeholder groups supporting the response of the dental profession. He was directly engaged in the development of COVID guidelines for FGDP(UK) and the SDCEP AGP Rapid Review Group. He has been awarded Honorary Fellowships from the British Dental Association, The Association of Dental Implantology and the inaugural College Medal of the College of General Dentistry.

In addition to his clinical practice, Ian is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education, and is actively involved in primary care-based research. His current research interests include recruitment and retention of the dental workforce, mental health and wellness in the dental team, person-centred care in dentistry and environmental sustainability.