TGG Committee Members

Mr Gavin Bell  - Chair

The role of the TGG Chair is primarily to represent the views of, and advocate for, Orthodontic trainees within the society, as well as coordinating TGG activity. They will chair 3 TGG meetings and an AGM, and lead on 4-5 national study days each year. The Chair also attends the BOS Group Chairs Forum and Consultant Orthodontic Group meetings.

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at Leeds Dental Institute and St. Luke’s Hospital, Bradford

Ms Stacey Quach - Secretary 

My role as TGG secretary involves being the main contact for requests to the TGG including course information and dissemination. I keep the TGG database up to date and help to organise TGG study days throughout the year. I attend TGG committee meetings and help in the preparation and setting of the meeting agendas. 

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital and Guy's Hospital.

   Ms Kate Parker - Treasurer

My role as TGG treasurer involves being accountable for all moneys belonging to the group. I am involved in organising TGG events for trainees and those wanting to become trainees, I work closely with sponsors to support these events. My aim is to ensure events are always cost effective for TGG members.

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at Eastman Dental Hospital and Croydon University Hospital 



 

Ms Tara Lee - Orthodontic rep on the Dental Speciality Training National Committee (DSTNC)

As the DSTNC representative I am responsible for being the voice for orthodontic registrars on the national committee for dental specialty trainees.  The DSTNC was set up to represent trainees in all dental specialties, and provide a way for the different dental specialties to communicate.  My role will involve attending DSTNC meetings, and helping to organise activities that focus on common areas of the curriculum and training needs for all dental specialty trainees. One particular activity is the biannual conference, of which the next one will be held in 2019.

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at Bristol Dental Hospital and Royal United Hospitals Bath




Mr Farooq Ahmed - SAC Representative  

As the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) representative for the Training Grades Group (TGG), it is my responsibility to voice the concerns of the TGG members regarding their orthodontic training and education. The SAC meets bi-annually to ensure that a training post’s educational facilities and training environment are of sufficiently high standard to allow trainees to complete their higher specialist training successfully. It is also the responsibility of the SAC to monitor the training and education of each trainee in the specialty and once sufficient training to an appropriate standard is achieved, the SAC awards Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST).

Consultant in Orthodontics at Northwick Park Hospital. 




Ms Madeleine storey   Clinical Governance Representative

My role is to represent the Training Grades Group on the BOS Clinical Standards Committee. This involves reporting views and issues from the TGG members to this committee and to be involved in information provision for patients to help ensure high clinical standards for patients.

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at Manchester Dental Hospital and University Hospital South Manchester


Ms Kathryn Edwards Rep on the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services (CCHDS)


The Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services (CCHDS) is an autonomous committee of the BDA, concerned with all matters that affect dental staff working in hospitals on dental and medical terms and conditions. The committee advises the BDA on matters relating to the provision, maintenance and enhancement of an efficient, effective and economical hospital dental service. CCHDS acts as a conduit between hospital dental staff and those who negotiate their terms and conditions of service. My role is to represent the views of the TGG whilst keeping the TGG informed on the committee’s deliberations.

Specialty Registrar at Newcastle Upon Tyne University




Ms Cara Miller  Rep on the Scholarships and Grants Committee

This committee supervises and administers all the scholarships, prizes, academic awards and research grants offered by the society. It is also responsible for raising funds to support the grants and awards. My role is to represent the views and ideas of the TGG to the S&G committee. I am also involved in helping to make any changes needed to the rules and regulations of existing prizes.

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at Manchester Dental Hospital




Dr Rhian Fitzgerald Rep on MOrth and IMOrth Board of Examiners  

As the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) representative for the Training Grades Group (TGG), it is my responsibility to voice the concerns of the TGG members regarding their orthodontic training and education. The SAC meets bi-annually to ensure that a training post’s educational facilities and training environment are of sufficiently high standard to allow trainees to complete their higher specialist training successfully. It is also the responsibility of the SAC to monitor the training and education of each trainee in the speciality and once sufficient training to an appropriate standard is achieved, the SAC awards Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST).

Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics at Liverpool



Ms Eileen Watt  Media/IT Representative

As the Media/IT Representative for the Training Grades Group (TGG), I am responsible for facilitating communication to TGG members through information and social media. In addition, I represent the interest of the TGG on matters concerning public relations.

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at Eastman Dental Institute and Kingston Hospital.

 

Ms Charlotte Dugdale - ISFE Board Representative           

My role within the committee is to represent trainees on the board of examiners for the ISFE.  I aim to represent trainees' interests in these board meetings and improve trainees' experiences of this examination.

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at University Manchester Dental, Tameside General and Royal Blackburn Hospitals


Mr Stuart Yeaton   OSG/OPC Representative

My position on the board is to represent the TGG’s opinions and keep the TGG members informed of any changes that are happening in Orthodontics at both a local and national level. This is particularly relevant during this current period of transition to the new commissioning and management system of the NHS.

 

Specialty Registrar at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London

  Mr Tarun Mittal - Representative for International
Trainees

As the International Trainee Representative I am a point of contact for International Trainees for any queries they have relating to the TGG, BOS or any events or training.  I also work with the TGG to aid in organisation of other events for trainees or potential trainees.

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at the Leeds Dental Institute and York Teaching Hospital

  Ms Lauren  Hardwick - National Recruitment Representative 

The role of National Recruitment Trainee Representative is to listen to and voice the concerns of trainees on any aspect of national recruitment and further inform the TGG of any advances or changes to the recruitment process within the specialty. As a member of the Orthodontic Working Group we have a close partnership with the London deanery and meet regularly throughout the year to ensure a fair and robust system for National recruitment at both ST1 and Post-CCST level. 

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at Queen Victoria Hospital East Grinstead and Guy’s Hospital

 





Mohammed Almuzian - Representative for International
Trainees
Mohammed Almuzian - Representative for International
Trainees
Mohammed Almuzian - Representative for International
Trainees