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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 2008 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed between the General Dental Council (GDC) and the Joint Committee for Postgraduate Training in Dentistry (JCPTD).

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: Dr Christine Goodall
Contact: lodelana@rcseng.ac.uk
Restorative Dentistry Chair: Mr Matthew Garrett
Contact: lodelana@rcseng.ac.uk
Paediatric Dentistry Chair: Dr Richard Balmer
Contact: gd-ratcliff@rcseng.ac.uk
Orthodontics Chair: Professor Grant McIntyre
Contact: gd-ratcliff@rcseng.ac.uk
Dental Public Health Chair: Ms Kate Jones
Contact: amochrie@rcseng.ac.uk
Additional Dental Specialties Chair: Professor Keith Hunter
Contact: amochrie@rcseng.ac.uk
Special Care Dentistry Chair: Mr Rob Hale
Contact: nford@rcseng.ac.uk

                               

Joint Committee for Postgraduate Training in Dentistry (JCPTD)

The Joint Committee for Postgraduate Training in Dentistry (JCPTD) was established on 09 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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