The Board’s Assistant Director, Michael Donaldson, has agreed to support the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride, during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Mr Donaldson will fill the post of acting Chief Dental Officer for a period of three months.
Michael has held the position of Head of Dentistry at the Board since 2010.
He previously worked as a Consultant in Dental Public Health in the Northern Health and Social Services Board and as a Dental Public Health specialist in the Department of Health.
In his current role he is responsible for commissioning all primary care and Trust based dental services across Northern Ireland.
He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
He is published internationally in the fields of health improvement and disease prevention. He is an honorary senior lecturer in dentistry at the University of Manchester and is an Expert Advisor for NICE.