MDDUS appoints former BDA president to board

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: Monday, 23 September 2013

THE Board of MDDUS is pleased to announce it has appointed Dr Amarjit Gill as a non-executive director. His appointment further strengthens the dental expertise available to the Union.

The former British Dental Association president will bring considerable knowledge and experience to MDDUS and will play an important role in strategic development at the UK-wide medical and dental defence organisation.

Professor Gordon Dickson, chief executive, said: “I am delighted that Amarjit Gill has joined the Board. He brings a wealth of experience that will contribute enormously to the Board’s work as it continues to grow and develop the Union.”

With more than 30 years’ experience in the profession, Dr Gill is one of the most high profile and influential figures in the UK dental field.

He was on the executive board of the BDA for 10 years, including a period as deputy chairman, before being elected BDA president in 2010. Throughout his service he acted as a BDA spokesman and played a key role in shaping the organisation’s strategy and policy during a period of considerable growth and change.

Dr Gill qualified at the Royal Dental Hospital, University of London, in 1981 and has since developed an interest in aesthetic dentistry. He runs a successful practice in Nottingham that focuses on preventive and cosmetic dentistry.

He has lectured throughout the UK and abroad on various topics including the future of UK dentistry, practice management and periodontology. He has also chaired the National Dentistry Awards judging panel and has published numerous articles in the dental press.

Dr Gill said: “I am really pleased to join this extremely respected organisation, which exists to serve its members’ best interests. It will be a pleasure to work with highly esteemed colleagues in directing the organisation’s ambitions across the UK.”

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For further information contact Joanne Curran on 0845 270 2034 or email jcurran@mddus.com  

Note to editors

MDDUS (The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland) is a medical and dental defence organisation providing access to professional indemnity and expert medico- and dento-legal advice for doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals throughout the UK. For further information on MDDUS go to www.mddus.com