Dr Trevor Ferguson has been elected dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK).
The FGDP(UK) is the standard setting body for general dental practice in the UK and functions as the academic home for general dental practitioners, and is the largest of all the Dental Faculties of the Royal Colleges in the UK, with some 5,000 members.
Its aim is to promote excellence in the standards of patient care in general dental practice by encouraging involvement in postgraduate training and assessment, education and research.
Dr Trevor Ferguson said: ‘The achievements of the Faculty to date have been remarkable, however we live and practise in very challenging times. The future success of the Faculty is dependent on increasing membership, strengthening our position as the standard setting organisation for general dental practice, as a provider of postgraduate education and training, and also ensuring a greater voice in the future of patient care.
‘The next few years are crucial and require significant vision and enthusiasm to achieve these goals.
‘I am delighted to have been elected to the position of dean and I look forward to working towards these goals, and articulating the Faculty’s position within the profession and in the wider public arena.’
Dr Trevor Ferguson has been practising dentistry in North Wales for the past 25 years.
His experience includes vocational training, tutoring on postgraduate courses and University teaching. He also maintains a continuing active commitment to primary care dentistry while working in practice in North Wales. Dr Ferguson was a founder member of the FGDP(UK) and has been a member of the Faculty’s Board since 1998.
Commenting on Dr Ferguson’s appointment current Dean Dr Russ Ladwa said: ‘Trevor Ferguson has contributed hugely to the FGDP(UK) to date. He has all the right qualities to lead the Faculty forward at a challenging and critical time for our profession. I wish him well.’