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Introducing Dr Jacqui Frederick, Trustee

Our advert for two Co-opted Trustees last autumn hit Jacqui’s inbox at just the right time and we’re delighted to welcome her to the Board.

Jacqui has spent the last 5 years as Group Clinical Director for a large Scottish dental corporate, which gave her a wealth of board experience. She was responsible for clinician recruitment, clinical compliance, performance, CPD and managing pastoral support for clinicians.

“It could be argued that is what every General Dental Practitioner gets involved with on a micro level,” said Jacqui “which is why dentistry can be such a challenging career. It can feel quite overwhelming and isolating at times.”

Jacqui is based in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and has been a General Practice Principal for many years with a keen focus on vocational training.

It was an absolute privilege to work with colleagues from the dental community and support their vocational training. Being a Trustee is a great opportunity to support the community further.

Jacqui also established Inverclyde Local Dental Forum to bring clinicians together

She is currently the Chair of West of Scotland BDA and was previously Chair of her Local Dental Committee

A dentist’s career will span a much longer time period now and work-life balance and building resilience is all part of a toolkit that will support them throughout their careers. Younger dentists are far more aware of the work-life balance they need to strike if they are to have longevity in this field.”

The future of the Charity

Jacqui has known about the Charity through her entire career and her voluntary work with the BDA.

I’ve seen many changes to the way people give to the Charity. Traditionally, people used to give at face-to-face branch and CPD events and in raffles and so on but now people want easier ways to donate. We’re celebrating 140 years’ of supporting dentists this year and there’s something very reassuring about a Charity that has been around for that long. I want to raise our profile throughout Scotland to ensure it’s getting the funding it needs to continue its valuable work and also make sure all dentists are getting the financial and wellbeing support they need.”

It’s not all about work

Jacqui is very much looking forward to more free time in the future, as she leaves her Group Clinical Director role.

When she’s not busy promoting the Charity throughout Scotland, you’ll find her relaxing on the family boat in Loch Lomond. Jacqui also wants to travel more now the pandemic is in the past and she can start to enjoy a work-life balance that is more centred on life.

Reach out

If you’d like to connect with Jacqui, her social channels are below.

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Dr Austin Banner


  • Trustee since 2010
  • Dental speciality – Retired consultant Orthodontist
  • County – Southern Counties
  • I am a Past President of the BDA Southern Counties Branch with extensive experience in committee, management, teaching, and training.

Dr Peter Crooks


  • Trustee since 2020
  • Dental Speciality – General Dental Practitioner
  • County – Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • I am the representative of the Principal Executive Committee of the BDA on the BDA Benevolent Fund Board. I hope to continue and foster the close working relationship between the Charity and the BDA, of whose members are also members of the charity. I’m also a Director and Secretary of a charitable company – CHEERS Youth Centre

Dr Molly Deykin


  • Trustee since 2020
  • Dental speciality – General Dental Practitioner
  • County – London
  • I have been involved in student support groups and I was elected British Dental Student Association President. I worked with the Sands Cox Charity when I was the Dental School Society Vice-President. After graduating I was the Foundation Dentist Representative on the BDA Young Dentists Committee.

Dr Allan Franklin


  • Trustee since 2003
  • Dental speciality – General Dental Practitioner for 35 years
  • County – Oldham/ Rochdale
  • I am the Chairman of BDA Oldham & Rochdale Section (and previous Secretary). Chairman for the E.Lancs & E Cheshire Branch of BDA in charge of section regeneration. Previous Chairman of British Society for Dental Hypnosis (as it was then) and involved in Local Dental Committees.

Dr Alex Gormley


  • Trustee since 2020
  • Dental Speciality – Academic Clinical Fellow at the University of Bristol
  • County – Bristol
  • I have worked in primary dental care and a maxillofacial unit since graduation. I am continuing my dental core training alongside academic training at the University of Bristol. I also serve as the Early Career Representative as an invited board member at the FDS at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr Chris Hayward


  • Trustee since 2013
  • Dental speciality – Associate Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Lead Clinician Dental Emergency Department Newcastle Dental Hospital, Honorary  Clinical Lecturer Newcastle Dental School
  • County – Newcastle/ Northern Counties
  • I have been active in the BDA at Section, Branch, and National Levels. I was a member of the Rep Board/Body; a former member of the BDA PEC; a Director of International Affairs; and the previous BDA Board.

Dr Philip Henderson


  • Trustee since 2006
  • Dental Speciality-Principal Practice Owner and in General Dental Service for 37 years.
  • County – Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • I have been a Church Elder for 34 years with pastoral care responsibility Local Dental Adviser for Dental Protection including attending GDC Hearings and Probity work in NHS Current member “Probing Dental Stress” group in N.I.
  • Past: LDC Chair, N.I.DPC Chair, Northern Ireland Branch BDA President, Director of the BDA’s PEC for two terms

Dr Ros Keeton


  • Trustee since 2008
  • Dental Specialty – Leadership and management of Dental Services
  • County – Shropshire
  • I am an experienced NHS Chief Executive and health care leader who combines a dental background with substantial leadership experience. I am also a Chairman of a specialist hospice and EOL charity Compton Care. I am a passionate and committed advocate for dentists in distress.

Dr Stuart Robson


  • Trustee since 2006
  • Dental speciality – A General Dental Practitioner
  • County– North Yorkshire
  • Former President of BDA 1999- 2000, previous Vice-Chairman of BDA Council and also Dental Services Committee. On behalf of North Yorkshire LDC, was organiser and lead of the North Yorkshire PASS (Practitioner Advice and Support Scheme) preventing some dentist with problems having dire financial and professional difficulties.

Dr Bill Creedon


  • Trustee since 2014
  • Dental speciality – GDP
  • County – Hampshire
  • I have been in general practice for over 20 years as a practice owner in Southampton. The last four years I have been also working at Kings College, London. I am Chair of the BDA’s Wessex branch and Vice Chairman of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight LDC.