CGDent appoints Advisory Strategy Group

News Published: 
26 November 2020


The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has appointed fifteen individuals to its new Advisory Strategy Group.



The role of the group is to 'guide the Trustees on developing the College’s role with respect to the whole dental team, and on engagement with other stakeholders', and its members are:

  • Amanda Gallie, Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist, past President of the British Association of Dental Therapists
  • Andrea Johnson, Specialist Dental Technician, past Chair of the Orthodontic Technicians Association, Affiliate Member of FGDP(UK)
  • Bill Sharpling, Clinical Dental Technician, Director of LonDEC, Affiliate Member of FGDP(UK)
  • Dr Debbie Reed, Dental Nurse, Head of Digital and Lifelong Learning at the University of Kent, Affiliate Member of FGDP(UK)
  • Javed Ikram MFGDP(UK), Clinical Director of Aesthetic Dental Solutions
  • Jennifer Albiston MFGDP(UK), General Dental Practitioner, Training Programme Director for HEE South West
  • Joe White, Associate Dentist at Standish Street Dental
  • John Stanfield, Dental Hygienist, past Vice Chair of the FGDP(UK) DCP Committee
  • Leonard Maguire MFGDP(UK), General Dental Practitioner, Operations Director of DJ Maguire & Associates
  • Shaun Howe, Dental Therapist, NHS Shetland Public Dental Service
  • Simone Ruzario, Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist, Territory Manager and Clinical Expert for Oral-B
  • Tashfeen Kholasi MFGDP(UK), General Dental Practitioner, FGDP(UK) Board member for the North East and North West Thames divisions
  • Usama Riaz MJDF RCS(Eng), Associate Dentist in General Dental Practice
  • Major Varinder Singh Bassi Dip.MJDF RCS(Eng), Senior Dental Officer, British Army
  • Dr Vishal Aggarwal FFGDP(UK), Clinical Associate Professor, University of Leeds Dental School

Further information on the governance of CGDent is available at