TGG Committee Members


Ms Charlotte Dugdale - Chair

The role of the TGG Chairperson is to represent the views of orthodontic trainees within the society and to ensure members are kept informed about current issues affecting Orthodontic Specialty Training in the UK. It is also my responsibility to disseminate information from the BOS Group Chair meetings to the TGG committee.

 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on tggchair@gmail.com

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


Ms Aarti Mehta -  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. I can be contacted via tggsec@hotmail.com

StR at Birmingham Dental Hospital and Warwick Hospital

 

Ms Stacey Quach - 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!

 StR at University Dental Hospital Cardiff and Prince Charles Hospital.

tggtreasurer@hotmail.com

 

Ms Arti Hindocha - Orthodontic rep on the Dental Speciality Training National Committee (DSTNC)

The DSTNC committee was set up with the goals of representing the voices of all UK dental StRs and providing a means of communication between registrars from different specialties. A key objective is to organise activities that will benefit all dental specialty trainees, focusing on areas common to our curricula and training needs. A big part of this is to organise a conference to address any common gaps found in training. The next conference will be in 2017.

StR at Kettering General and Eastman Dental Hospitals.




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).

Post-CCST Bart's & The London Dental Hospital




Ms Rachel Willis  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 TGG members to this committee and to ensure that we continuously improve clinical care and information provision for patients. I am keen for TGG members to get involved in clinical governance, audit and promote good clinical practice.

Post-CCST Specialty Registrar at Addenbrooke's Hospital and Guys' Hospital NHS trusts

Dr Julie Williams 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 and my role is to represent the views of TGG whilst keeping TGG informed on the committee’s deliberations .The committee has 2 main objectives: 1) To advise the BDA and its other autonomous committees on all matters relating to the provision, maintenance and enhancement of an efficient, effective and economical hospital dental service. 2) To act as a conduit between hospital dental staff and those who negotiate their terms and conditions of service.

Academic Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics, School of Dental and Oral Sciences, Bristol and Senior Registrar, Royal United Hospitals, Bath.




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.

 

Mr Sameer PatelISFE 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 Trainee - Kings College Hospital and St Georges Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts         

Mr Gavin Bell  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.

 

StR at Leeds Dental Institute and St. Luke's Hospital, Bradford

  Mr Mohammed Almuzian - Representative for International
Trainees

It is my role to be a voice on the TGG for international trainees throughout the UK. I would very much like to hear any suggestions trainees may have about how the BOS / TGG can enhance their training experience. Ultimately my aim is to encourage international trainees to actively participate in the BOS / TGG and to ensure they get as much out of our society as possible.


  Ms Anchal Puri - National Recruitment Representative 

As the National Recruitment Trainee Representative it is my role is to voice the opinions of trainees on any concern they may have regarding 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. 





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