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FDS welcomes two new Board members

26 Jun 2018

The membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons has elected two members to the FDS Board at the ballot held on Monday, 11 June. 

Professor Helen Rodd FDSRCS, Professor/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry and Mr Jimmy Makdissi FDSRCS, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology begin their six-year terms this month. They replace Mr Karl Bishop FDSRCS and Mr Keith Altman FRCS FDSRCS who each completed 10 years of service on the FDS Board. 

About our new Faculty Board members 

 Professor Helen Rodd FDSRCS 

“I am a clinical academic in paediatric dentistry and over the past 25 years I have tried to improve the oral health, wellbeing and treatment experiences of children. Receipt of a RCS Eng Research fellowship, many years ago, has undoubtedly shaped my own career, and I would like to now support the Faculty as a Board Member. I bring expertise in children’s oral health, research and dental education, but mostly I bring an enthusiastic ‘can-do’ approach to the challenges ahead.”

Professional Qualifications: 
BDS (Hons), University of Bristol, 1988; FDS (Paed), 1997; PhD, University of Sheffield, 2000

Current Appointment: Professor/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, Deputy Director for Teaching and Learning, Training Programme Director for Paediatric Dentistry, School of Clinical Dentistry, Sheffield University, UK

Membership of Professional Societies: British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, International Association of Paediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, The International Developmental Dental Defects (The D3s) Special Interest Group.

Special Professional Interests: My main clinical interest and expertise is in the management of children with developmental enamel defects. Much of my clinical practice is driven by the need to address the psychosocial impacts of dental conditions in young patients. This ties in well with my multidisciplinary programme of research which broadly seeks to promote the engagement of children in healthcare development and evaluation, to improve clinical and patient-reported outcomes. 

 Mr Jimmy Makdissi FDSRCS

“I recognise the role of the Faculty in promoting excellence in Dentistry and advancing Healthcare as well as maintaining high standards of clinical practice. I feel the future of the Faculty is dependent on consistently having high calibre committed fellows and members. [As a Board Member] I aim to maintain the essential values and to promote the educational and professional objectives of the faculty in its essential role as a matrix between secondary care specialties and General Dental Practitioners in primary care.”

Professional Qualifications: 
DDS 1993; MMedSc Oral Surgery 1996; FDSRCS (Eng.) 1999; IQE 2001; DDRRCR 2004; specialist list in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology; FHEA 2017

Current appointment: Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology at Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry and Barts and the London NHS Trust.

Membership of Professional Societies: The Royal College of Radiologists, the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology and The International Association of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Special Professional Interests: Education, Radiology and technology application in primary and secondary healthcare. 

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