Helen is the CEO of Community Dental Services (CDS) Community Interest Company which focusses on special care, paediatric and prison dentistry across the East of England and Midlands. CDS also provide oral health improvement programmes and epidemiology surveys. Growing from a single contract in Bedfordshire they now cover nine counties with sixty-five clinics and a turnover of £28million.
Helen qualified as a dentist in 1984 and has had a long career in community dental services, treating patients with complex needs under sedation and GA. She is passionate about ensuring people with additional needs receive the care they deserve. Along with in-depth clinical expertise, Helen brings to the Board an understanding of the oral health care needs of diverse populations. A current priority for Helen is engagement and relationship building with Integrated Care Boards around their oral health priorities championing primary dental care and community dental services.