CG Committee Members

The CG committee is drawn from members of the Society who work primarily in the salaried primary care services


Heather Nevard

Heather Nevard

I trained at King's College, London and did various hospital jobs in paediatric dentistry and oral surgery before training as an orthodontist at the Eastman Dental Hospital. Since qualifying I have worked in Oxford for the community service at the John Radcliffe Hospital. In November 2000 I began a "proper" community clinic in Banbury, where many of my patients are special needs. I spend the rest of my spare time at the theatre, in my garden (weather permitting), reading books, running marathons (I have done four) and running a children's club at my church as well as being fully involved in church activities.


Yvonne Jones

Works in Salaried Service in Burnley

Treasurer and Clinical Governance (Publications)

Arunika Gunasekera


 Qualified at the London Hospital Medical School 1987
 MSc and M’Orth at the Royal London 1993.
Current Post; Specialist Orthodontist in Community at Bart’s Health and Lecturer in Orthodontics at the Royal London
My main interests are treating Class III cases and orthodontics for Child and Adult patients with Special care needs. Current Positions held; Treasurer for the Community Group and member of the Scholarships and Grants Committee
Previous: Secretary for the Community Group, BDA representative

Meetings and Website 

Brenda Ng

Brenda Ng

Part time specialist practitioner/part time senior dental officer in orthodontics, with particular emphasis treating phobic and special needs patients


Committee Member

Celia Topping

Following qualification I worked in the Hospital service in oral surgery, then joined the Community Dental service treating children, patients with special needs and the elderly. I completed     orthodontic specialist training in Cardiff and worked in specialist practice for 16 years, with a part time lecturer post in Cardiff Dental Hospital for 10 years. Recently I moved to a specialist post within the CDS in South Wales.  I am also on the specialist list in Paediatric dentistry, and an examiner for DipOT at RCS England.