TGG Committee Members

Stacey Quach - 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 Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital and Guy's Hospital.

Kate Parker - 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 Eastman Dental Hospital and Croydon University Hospital 

 Rupal Shah- 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 Ashford Hospital and Eastman Dental Hospital 

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

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.

Locum Consultant at Manchester Dental Hospital and Trafford General Hospital 

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

Amy Gallacher - Rep on MOrth and IMOrth Board of Examiners  

My role within the committee is to represent current and future trainee views on the MOrth examinations. My aim is to represent the interests of all trainees and improve their experience of the examination as a whole. 

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at Liverpool University Dental Hospital

Eileen Watt  - 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).

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

Nikhil Gogna - 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.

Specialty Registrar at the Royal London Hospital and Southend Hospital

Gavin Bell - ISFE Board Representative           

My role within the committee is to represent trainees on the board of examiners for the ISFE.  I will advocate for trainees' interests in these board meetings and try to improve the ISFE experience for trainees. Additionally as immediate past Chair I will support the new Chair in her role and aim to complete the projects I started while Chair.

Consultant at Rotherham General Hospital / Specialist Orthodontist in Leeds and Huddersfield

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

Tarun Mittal - Representative for International

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

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