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New Deputy Chief Dental Officers appointed

Today, three new Deputy Chief Dental Officers for Scotland have been announced.

We would like to congratulate the new Deputy CDOs on their appointments and look forward to working constructively with them:

  • Zahid Imran, who currently works in NHS Tayside’s Public Dental Service and has undertaken a Specialty Dentist (Restorative) role at Dundee Dental Hospital
  • Gillian Leslie, a GDP and Practice Owner in East Lothian, with a career background in the Royal Navy and a special interest in Oral Surgery
  • Gavin McLellan, a GDP in Fife and Vocational Training Advisor with NES. He has been Senior Dental Advisor in Scottish Government since 2018, and latterly, Interim Deputy Chief Dental Officer.

These appointments will support the service’s continuing remobilisation and recovery, contribute to the development of Scotland’s major programme of change in the delivery of NHS oral health care, and form an integral part of the Government’s network of senior clinical advisers. They will be in-post from the beginning of September 2021.