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Fiona Ellwood BEM

M.Ed, PG Cert HF/E, PG Cert PH, PG Cert MDent. BA (Hons) Ed S, Cert Ed. (Hon) FFGDP UK, East Midlands RCS Edinburgh Ambassador. NCSCT Practitioner. IAM, SET, RSPH - Fellow. Doctoral Student. President Society of British Dental Nurses.

Fiona has been a GDC registrant for many years as a dental nurse and has a range of roles and responsibilities across the dental landscape. Fiona holds External Examiner posts at two Universities, is a member of the BDJ Editorial Team and the past Chair of National Oral Health Promotion Group. Fiona currently holds a subject expert post at the University of Bangor and works as an associate for the GDC in the capacity of an Education Associate and as a Registration panel member. Fiona is a founder of the Society of British Dental Nurses and of the International Federation Dental Assistants and Nurses and co-ordinates the Global Coalition for Dental Nurses & Assistants Oral health panel. She holds a number of appointments, Trustee at Dentaid and support the Mouth Cancer Foundation education arm. In addition to this she is a member of the National Human Factors for Dentistry Advisory Board and Dental Professional Alliance and was involved in the SDCEP work during the pandemic and contributed towards the Equality Diversity & Inclusion in Dentistry work. More recently Fiona has held the post of co-investigator as part of an NIHR research project and has co-chaired the Mental Health in Wellness strategic group. Fiona felt it was a great honour to take up the post of (Honorary) Vice Chair for BSDHT and be awarded a Queen's honour.     

Updated September 2022

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