Gill Jones


Gill started her dental career in the secondary care hospital environment and general dental practice. She then worked in special care dentistry before changing focus to become a dental public health consultant in South Wales, where she worked with colleagues to improve oral health for the planning and commissioning of NHS dental services. During this time, she worked with the Dental Postgraduate Deanery in Wales, developing Continuing Professional Development opportunities for dental nurses, hygienists, therapists and technicians.

Having worked in clinical and academic dentistry for 27 years, Gill then managed the Training and Education Centre for Dental Care Professionals in Cardiff, before transferring to the Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in 2007 to help set up the first UK dental school in 40 years.

In her role as Director of Undergraduate Dental Studies and as an experienced educator, academic and examiner, Gill supported the delivery of the four-year graduate entry BDS course. She then led the dental curriculum team to develop and introduce the five-year BDS programme and the BSc degree programme in Dental Therapy and Hygiene.

Gill became a Trustee with NEBDN in 2017 and is committed to shaping the future of dental nurse training, education and assessment. She offers added value with her experience of education, quality assurance and evaluation.