Cynthia Pine is Professor of Dental Public Health and the Lead for the Centre of Dental Public Health and Primary Dental Care at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Cynthia's main research interests are in the prevention of childhood dental caries. She is the Principal Investigator of two current large clinical trials. One is funded by the National Institute of Health Research and involves over 200 primary care dentists in the UK. The intervention being evaluated was delivered by dental nurses.
Dominic Hurst is Senior Clinical Lecturer in Primary Dental Care, in the Centre at QMUL, and will be the operational lead for the new Research Network. Dominic's main research area is within primary dental care with a focus on quality improvement, evidence-based dentistry and exploring decision-making in primary care.
Bryan Harvey is deputy head of the DDU and has been a dento-legal adviser for 20 years. Prior to this he was in general practice for 25 years, was a vocational trainer and an associate specialist in oral surgery. Currently he is chairman of Essex LDC and on the LPN. He keeps wet gloved working alternate Saturday mornings in practice. Bryan regularly lectures on dentolegal and ethical issues.
Jamie Foster is a partner in the Corporate Commercial Department at Hempson Solicitors. He advises a wide range of clients in the health and social care, life sciences and charities and social enterprise sectors on corporate, commercial and public law matters.
Jason Stokes qualified from Birmingham BDS (hons) in 1992, and moved to Norfolk after his VT year. He now owns a small mixed practice in central Norwich. As well as working as a GDP, Jason works as the Dental Foundation Training Programme Director and Dental Tutor at Ipswich Hospital. He has also worked on the GDC Fitness to Practice Panel and as a Dental Advisor to the Essex Performance Advisory Group. Jason has an interest in dental politics - he has previously been Norfolk LDC Chairman and now sits on the BDA Principal Executive Committee.
Vyomesh Bhatt qualified as a dentist from the internationally renowned College of Dental Surgery in Manipal, India in 1992. He went on to teach oral and maxillofacial surgery as Assistant Professor at the College of Dental Surgery in Mangalore, India,
before moving to the UK to pursue further training. He has presented at various national and international meetings and published widely in indexed journals. He is a very active Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life support and European Trauma Course Instructor. He also organises and teaches on maxillofacial courses in the UK and abroad.