Chair Education Ethics and the Dental Team Working Group British Dental Association Principal Executive Committee Bullingdon Community Prison Dental Care Provider
SDL-10 (2016)

Dr Judith Husband

After graduating from Liverpool Dental School, UK, in 1997 Judith undertook an additional two years postgraduate training in the city, gaining experience in primary and secondary dental care. Relocating to Oxford she managed and worked in both NHS and private practices, in recent years working primarily within secure settings (prisons). With the introduction of competitive tendering in the NHS, a decade ago, Judith has gained wide experience of the developing processes and legislative changes in tendering. Expanding her clinical services to include reviews and improvement plans for existing prison dental health services and training/induction programmes for new and existing teams. Judith has been actively involved nationally in UK dentistry throughout her career, beginning with the British Dental Association Students Committee and BDSA President. This involvement in national and international dental organisations has provided a unique insight, into the wider world of dentistry, regulation and healthcare provision.  In addition to involvement on a national level, Judith has continually worked with her Local Dental Committees and actively contributed throughout the numerous reorganisations and restructuring of the various NHS commissioning bodies. In 2001, she gave oral evidence before the House of Commons Select Committee for Health and worked on the resulting Options for Change project with the Department of Health, serving until its dissolution on the Secretary of State’s Standing Dental Advisory Committee. From January 2006 Judith has been elected to the Executive Board and subsequently Principal Executive Committee of the British Dental Association acting as a non Executive director. In addition to the usual corporate governance responsibilities she has been Chair of Audit Committee and remains a member of the Board sub-committee. She has an ongoing focus on matters related to professional regulation, education, the dental team and professional ethics. There has been extensive working outside the field of dentistry with the Home Office, Border Agency, numerous other professional organisations and the Commission for Equality and Human Rights. Judith is a current member of Wesleyan Assurance Professional Advisory Board and is a past member of Henry Schein's Oral Health Advisory Board. Corporate governance and strategic leadership are key areas of interest, with formal qualifications from Institute of Directors holding both the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction.