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25 November 2013

New Council complete with Welsh dental nurse appointment
The UK’s dental regulator has appointed the final member to its new 12 member body which will lead the General Dental Council (GDC).

The GDC is the regulator of dental professionals in the UK.  Its role is to enhance patient safety, improve the quality of dental care and maintain public confidence in dental regulation.

The first appointed Chair of the GDC was announced in May and since then 10 further Council members were appointed as part of a new, streamlined leadership system and this more board-like Council took effect on 1 October 2013.

Kirstie Moons has been approved by the Privy Council as the member from Wales (one member who lives or works wholly, or mainly, in each of the four nations of the UK is included on the Council).

She started her career as a dental nurse and has since worked with the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff, where she held the roles of Dental Nurse Training Officer and then Dental Nurse Manager.

Kirstie also spent brief periods as Directorate Manager for the University Dental Hospital and then as Directorate Manager for Community Dental Services with Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust.

She is currently Associate Director for DCP Education within the Dental Postgraduate section at Cardiff University, Wales Deanery and an External Examiner for the Certificate of Higher Education in Dental Nursing and the Foundation Award in Science and Dental Therapy at Portsmouth University.