2nd International Conference of Dental Regulators

Speaker Bios

Dr. Julian Archer

Director, Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research & Assessment (CAMERA), Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, UK
As a clinical senior lecturer, Dr. Archer divides his week between behavioural paediatric clinical practice and educational research. Funded by a Fellowship from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), his research explores the utility of workplace based assessment (WBA) with healthcare professionals. This work includes recent programmatic research funded by the NIHR, the GMC and the Health Foundation to understand the impact of revalidation. He recently led an evaluation of the fitness to practise procedures for the GMC and the development of an evaluation framework to explore revalidation as a regulatory lever for change. He is also interested in the process and concept of remediation and methodologies in assessment including selection.

He advises the National Clinical Assessment Service, various Royal Colleges, the General Medical Council and other international bodies such as the American Board of Pediatrics and the Medical Council of Ireland helping to shape national and international policy in WBA. In particular Dr Archer’s work on Multisource Feedback is used or has directly shaped practice across the world most recently in Japan, Denmark, and Switzerland. 

Robert M. Love,

BDS MDS PhD FRACDS
Dr. Robert Love is currently a Professor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation, University of Otago, School of Dentistry. 

His full CV can be found here

David Mock

D.D.S., Ph.D., F.R.C.D.(C)

Professor David Mock graduated from the University of Toronto in 1968 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. After a one-year dental internship in the Toronto General/Toronto Western Hospitals and a year of general dental practice in Mississauga, he proceeded into graduate studies and a residency in Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.  In 1977, he obtained his Fellowship in Oral Pathology from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and, in 1978, his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Toronto. In 1999, he was also granted Fellowship in Oral Medicine from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Professor Mock is Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Dentistry (Dean from 2001 to 2012) and is a retired Professor of Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine, University of Toronto.  as well as of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology in the Faculty of Medicine. He is on the dental staff of the Department of Dentistry, a staff pathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Associate Director of the Wasser Pain Management Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. From 1992 to 2000, he was Dentist-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital. As well, Dr. Mock was the Associate Dean Biological and Diagnostic Sciences of the Faculty of Dentistry from 1998 to 2001.

Professor Mock has published widely in the field of Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine and, most recently, is recognized for his expertise in the diagnosis and management of orofacial pain. His contributions to the profession have been recognized with a number of honours, including fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Amongst his awards, he is a recipient of an “Alumnus of Distinction” award from the Faculty of Dentistry, the “Barnabus Day Award” from the Ontario Dental Association, an “Award of Merit” from the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a “Presidential Citation” from Alpha Omega Dental Society.

David O'Flynn

Registrar, Dental Council of Ireland
David O’Flynn has been the Registrar of the Dental Council of Ireland since January 2010. Prior to joining the Council he spent seven years as the Director of Operations at An Bord Altranais, the regulatory body for the nursing and midwifery professions in Ireland. He is a qualified Management Accountant and he has worked in senior financial and management positions in the private sector, public sector and the commercial semi-state sector.

Dr. Peter Trainor

President, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

Dr. Trainor received his Dental Degree, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Toronto in 1971 following his undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto.

He immediately opened his general practice in Listowel, Ontario. He owned the practice for many years but presently is an Associate there.

Dr Trainor has been very committed to professional governance. He has served on many committees both provincially, nationally and internationally.

Dr Trainor was first elected to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons Council in 2006. He has served on and chaired many strategic Committees. He was elected to the Executive Committee in 2009 as Vice- President and then elected President in 2011. He was re-elected as President in 2013.

He is also President of the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation as well as a member of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee at the University of Waterloo, Ontario.