University announces plans for the future of dental education

06 September 2023

The University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Dental School is starting the 2023/24 academic year under new leadership.

The new head of school is Professor Ewen McColl, who was previously the University’s director of clinical dentistry and deputy head of school.

Professor Sube Banerjee, executive dean for the Faculty of Health, said, “Ewen is an internationally respected leader in clinical practice and education. He is chair of the Association of Dental Hospitals for UK and Ireland and was recently awarded the prestigious fellowship (Ad Eundem) of The Faculty Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

“He is very much looking forward to leading our dental school in the next phase of its growth and development in research, education, and engagement.”

Ewen qualified as a dentist from the University of Edinburgh 30 years ago and has worked at the University for the last 11 years. Prior to this, he had a very successful career in the British Army as a restorative dentistry consultant. He is on the Council of the College of General Dentistry and is a college fellow.

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