Association of Dental Groups appoints new chair

The ADG has appointed Neil Carmichael as its new chair with effect from 1 February

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG), which represents group and corporate providers of dentistry have appointed the former Conservative MP Neil Carmichael as its new chair with effect from 1 February.

Neil Carmichael takes over from Mr David Worskett, the ADG’s founding chair, who is retiring after seven years in the role.

Neil Carmichael said:’I am delighted to have been appointed chair of the ADG and I am looking forward to building on David’s achievements over the last seven years – I know members are hugely grateful to him for all he has done.’

‘As public health and, in particular, dentistry respond to increasing demands on provision, ongoing reform within the NHS and workforce planning issues, I am ready to help ensure the interests of the ADG are strongly advanced as public policy is formulated and reforms are introduced. Dentistry must be at the top of the agenda.’

David Worskett said:’The ADG is absolutely delighted that Neil is taking over the role of independent chair of the association.’

‘Neil has long-standing experience of the wider healthcare sector and that, together with his political and parliamentary background, will be invaluable in ensuring that dentistry gets more of the focus it deserves and needs in the future.

‘I and all my ADG colleagues wish him every success in taking the ADG forward into its next phase of development.’

Neil Carmichael Neil Carmichael was the Conservative MP for Stroud until the 2017 General Election.

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