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Specialty Advisory Committees

Specialty Advisory Committees (SACs) are intercollegiate bodies which advise on higher specialist training in the dental specialties. Their role is explained in greater detail in the Terms of Reference and Standing Orders for SACs.

SAC Chairs

Implementation of the new MoU will have practical implications for the management and quality assurance of postgraduate dental education and the JCPTD has agreed to publish occasional Information Sheets for clarity.

SAC Details
Oral Surgery Chair: Professor Tara Renton
Restorative Dentistry Chair: Professor Giles McCracken
Paediatric Dentistry Chair: Mr Sanjeev Sood
Orthodontics Chair: Professor Martyn Cobourne
Dental Public Health Chair: Miss Kate Jones
Additional Dental Specialties Chair: Dr Brenda Murray
 Special Care Dentistry

Chair: Dr Carole A Boyle

 ABSTD (Advisor Board for Specialty
Training in Dentistry)

Chair: Professor Keith Hunter

Joint Committee for Postgraduate Training in Dentistry (JCPTD)

The Joint Committee for Postgraduate Training in Dentistry (JCPTD) was established on 9 June 2010 to oversee and provide advice on arrangements for foundation and specialist training in dentistry across the UK and to promote consistency of approach together with robust, fit for purpose quality assurance. In June 2014 the JCPTD agreed to change and this role is now provided by the Specialty Advisory Committees (SACs) through the Advisory Board for Specialty Training in Dentistry (ABSTD), and the Advisory Board for Foundation Training in Dentistry (ABFTD), both reporting to the Joint Meeting of Dental Faculties (JMDF).

In future, the JCPTD will be a smaller, strategic committee, also reporting to JMDF. The Interim Terms of Reference and Standing Orders for the new JCPTD were agreed by the committee in December 2014.

JCPTD information sheets

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