Dr Alasdair Miller, a leading figure in dental education and former postgraduate dean, is to be the next president of the British Dental Association.
Dr Miller will formally assume presidency of the association on 10 April at its annual conference in Manchester.
He will be the British Dental Association's (BDA) 128th president, succeeding Dr Barry McGonigle.
Commenting on his inauguration Dr Miller said: 'It is an honour to be taking up the presidency of the association and I look forward to acting as an ambassador for the profession in what are challenging times.
'During my year as president I will champion the profession and its commitment to maintaining the highest standards of patient care and professional excellence.'
For over 20 years Dr Miller was a partner in a mainly NHS dental practice in Taunton and he brings extensive experience in the clinical and education sectors to the role.