Three deputy chief dental officers announced
The Division of the Chief Dental Officer for Scotland has announced the appointment of three new Deputy Chief Dental Officers.
“The successful candidates bring a wealth of experience to their roles,” it said in a statement, “which will support our continuing remobilisation and recovery phase, as well contributing to the development of Scotland’s major programme of change in the delivery of NHS oral health care.”
The appointees are:
Zahid Imran, who currently works in NHS Tayside’s Public Dental Service, as well as undertaking a Specialty Dentist (Restorative) role at Dundee Dental Hospital.
Gillian Leslie, who is a General Dental Practitioner and Practice Owner in East Lothian. She has a career background in the Royal Navy, has a special interest in Oral Surgery and is qualified in IV sedation.
Gavin Mclellan, who is a General Dental Practitioner in Fife, and Vocational Training Advisor with NES. He has been Senior Dental Advisor in Scottish Government since 2018, and latterly, Interim Deputy Chief Dental Officer.
The Deputy Chief Dental Officers “will form an integral part of the Government’s network of senior clinical advisers” and they will support the Chief Dental Officer “in shaping future Government policy, ensuring that Ministers and Senior Officials receive appropriate professional advice”.
They will be in-post from the beginning of September.