New dental dean for Dundee

Professor Mark Hector has been appointed dean of dentistry at the University of Dundee.

Professor Hector, who will also occupy a Chair in Oral Health of Children, was previously at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Between 2009 and 2011 he was President of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry.

Professor Hector says: ‘I am absolutely delighted and very proud to be the new dean and to
be joining a very skilled and committed staff. I look forward to working with them on a number of important new initiatives to build on the dental school’s fine reputation for teaching and research.’

Mark Hector was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and first graduated in physiology, then in dentistry in 1981 from Guy’s Hospital. There followed three years at the University of Bristol and King’s College, London, after which he received his PhD.

Following three years in oral medicine and pathology at Guy’s Hospital Dental School he was recruited to The London Hospital Medical College as a lecturer in child dental health.

He gained his Readership in 2001 and in 2002 became Professor of Oral Health of Children at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. To maintain a degree of sanity
he is also a silversmith.

Dundee is at the forefront of research, teaching and clinical dental practice and benefits from being an integral part of the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.

The dental school performs consistently well in league tables for both research and teaching.

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