Maintaining an effective workforce fit for the future


The theme of this event is about developing and motivating a professional workforce in a challenging economic climate.

Agenda 14 March 2024

09.30Registration and refreshments

Welcome and introduction 
Joanne Rewcastle, GDC Associate Director, Communications and Engagement


Learning from another healthcare regulator – reasons for leaving the profession  
Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Chief Executive and Registrar


The challenges facing dental technology 

Ashley Byrne, Head of Communications & Board Member, Dental Laboratories Association

11.05Refreshment break and networking

Panel discussion: How do we support and retain our workforce and ensure that they have the right skills to meet future challenges



Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry

Debbie Reed, Associate Professor at the University of Kent

Dhru Shah, Chief Executive Officer of Dentinaltubules

Sandra White, Director of Clinical Affairs, Association of Dental Group

12.15Buffet lunch and networking

Understanding the dental workforce challenges – insights from GDC’s work pattern data 
Theresa Thorp, GDC Executive Director- Regulation 


Provisional Registration, what this means for the Dental Leadership Network 
Stefan Czerniawski, GDC Executive Director, Strategy


Table discussion and panel: The Dental Leadership Network’s response to the Dental Recovery Plan



Jason Wong, Interim CDO of England 

Stefan Czerniawski, GDC Executive Director of Strategy 

Shawn Charlwood, Chair of General Dental Practice Committee at British Dental Association  

Fiona Sandom, Chair of the British Association of Dental Therapists 


Summary and close 
Malcolm Smith, Member of the Dental Leadership Network Working Group 

Scan the QR code to provide feedback

We welcome your thoughts and feedback on the day and any ideas about what you would like to see at future events.

QR Code for Dental Leadership Network-March 14

Meet the speakers

Find out more about today's speakers.