Our Advisors

david-williamsProfessor David Williams

David is Professor of Global Oral Health at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is recognised and respected as an expert in our field.

On being asked to join us David said:

I am very pleased to lend my support the work of Bridge2Aid. The charity undertakes exemplary work to educate – and empowers healthcare workers to relieve the pain of untreated tooth decay in countries where the burden of oral disease and associated health inequalities are growing and where existing resources are insufficient to meet this challenge. Importantly this capacity building work is undertaken in partnership with governments.

martynMartyn Green

Martyn was senior partner in an NHS dental practice for 30 years in Tiverton until 2013 having previously worked in Newport, the Diocese of Maseno Dental Unit in Kenya as a volunteer and in Wimborne. He has been a Vocational Trainer, Vocational Training Adviser, Regional Adviser in General Dental Practice and Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean in the South West Region. He was a member of the Fitness to Practise Panel of the General Dental Council for 10 years and one of its Chairs.

Martyn is a member of the Christian Dental Fellowship and one of its past Presidents. Currently he is a lay member of the Fitness to Practise Panel of the General Medical Council Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service; a lay member of the Probate Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; a Fee-paid Member (Dental Practitioner) of the First-tier Tribunal Primary Health Lists, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber and a Non-executive Director of Dentists’ Provident. Martyn is married to Sue, they have 3 adult children and live in Devon.

chrisChris Barrow

Chris and his wife Annie have been supporters of Bridge2Aid for many years and count many of the team as personal friends.

During that time, Chris has had the privilege of working with the leadership team to help forge the direction of the charity, and also with the team at Hope Dental Centre in Mwanza on team training.

Both Chris and Annie were members of the group that summitted Kilimanjaro in 2011 and can both be seen regularly at industry trade shows and conferences, supporting all the great work that Bridge2Aid supporters do.

Chris considers Bridge2Aid as an integral part of both his professional and personal life.

patrickPatrick Allen

Patrick is the Managing Director of Henry Schein Dental in the UK and Ireland.

He has over 20 years experience in the dental industry.

Patrick first became involved with Bridge2Aid in 2008 and sees his relationship with the charity as a real win/win.  Patrick explains:

I have been involved supporting the inspiring work of Bridge2Aid Since 2008. During that time I have run the London Marathon, climbed Kilimanjaro with my eldest son and also had the privilege of leading two separate teams of Henry Schein employees to Mwanza to participate in community development programmes. I have watched people from across the dental industry do incredible things to support the work being done in East Africa. For me, Bridge2Aid is a cause that provides the motivation for people to take on their bucket list. Like I say a real win/win.

Colin Campbell 

Colin is a dentist and Specialist in Oral Surgery based in Nottingham. He qualified from Glasgow University in 1994 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1997.

His clinical work is limited to Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry and he is the founder and Clinical Director of The Campbell Clinic in Nottingham – www.campbell-clinic.co.uk and the co-founder and Director of The Campbell Academy: www.campbellacademy.co.uk

Colin has been involved in supporting Bridge2Aid for many years through The Campbell Clinic Social Legacy Project and has spoken and lectured for Bridge2Aid and represented the charity wherever possible.

Matt Turner

Matt Turner is the General Manager of A-dec UK and has been involved with the Dental Industry for over 25 years. Matt has supported Bridge 2 Aid for over 5 years with A-dec UK and is passionate about learning and development.

“I am a proud supporter of the excellent work that the Bridge2Aid team delivers in some of the poorest communities around the world. Being a Bridge2Aid advisor gives me the opportunity to support the team further and encourage others to get involved. For example, on November 2nd a small group of us will be taking on a challenge to cycle 360km from Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro to raise money in support of Bridge2Aid.”

John Siebert

John’s involvement in dentistry has been as past owner/publisher of The Dentist and Dental Update and other linked publications, a trustee and past President of the British Dental Health Foundation   (now Oral Health Foundation) and co-founder of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry. He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Intelligent Growth Solutions(IGS) which primarily produces specialist lighting and power systems for the indoor growing of plants and vegetables. Additionally, he is a trustee of United World Schools which brings schools (currently around 150) to children not previously educated in low and middle-income countries like Cambodia, Myanmar, and Nepal. He is also a trustee of the Lightbox, the leading art and museum gallery in Surrey

Kiaran Weil

Kiaran Weil is a retired dentist from Lancashire, who has worked in General Dental Practice, and taught Undergraduates, FDs and DCTs. She has a special interest in Oral Surgery and Behavioural Sciences. She first came out with Bridge2Aid in 2007, and is one of our longest serving Clinical Leads. She is currently Chair of the Clinical Advisory Group for Bridge2Aid and is very involved in setting and maintaining standards, Clinically and Educationally, on our Programmes.

‘Working with Bridge2Aid has been the highlight of my professional life. It feels as if all the things I have learnt have come together to allow me to be of service in this way. It has been a joy to be involved with so many committed, extraordinary people.’ 

Bob Newsome

Bob Newsome is Managing Director of dental infection control specialists dentisan. He joined dentisan’s parent company Quadralene in August 2003 and spearheaded the successful launch of the dentisan brand into the dental profession in 2008. Since then it has become one of the largest suppliers of dental infection control products in the UK. Bob is passionate about helping those in need to transform their lives and has been involved with a number of international charities in an advisory capacity for a number of years. He visited Tanzania with Bridge2Aid in 2016 and plans to return in November as part of a fundraising Charity bike ride.

“When I visited Tanzania in 2016 I saw, at first hand, the amazing work of Bridge2Aid and the way in which they are helping to literally transform lives by taking people out of pain. It is an honour to be asked to act as an advisor and to help bring, in some small part, sustainable relief to those most in need.” 


Gemma Barker

Gemma BarkerFounder of Barker PR, Gemma has supported Bridge2Aid since 2003 in various capacities and has been an advisor since 2012, after travelling to and facilitating a Media week in Mwanza.


With over 20 years experience in dentistry, Gemma provides PR and media support and advice as required through Barker PR, the agency she founded in 2008 delivering meaningful and lasting relationships in dentistry through effective and inspiring communications.


Nigel Jones

Nigel JonesNigel Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan, and has been working in the dental sector for over 30 years. He has a special interest in the development and future of NHS dentistry in the UK.

His knowledge and passion for dentistry has led him to become a trusted voice, offer invaluable advice on how to strategically and successfully run a practice and be named in The Dentistry Top 50 of influential people within the profession.

Russ Ladwa

RRuss Ladwa is a GDP in Ealing, London. He was president of the BDA (20/21) and Dean of FGDP (UK) from 2009 to 2012

Graham Stokes

Graham StokesGraham Stokes is a Worcestershire man born and bred . He grew up ,went to school and now lives in Malvern. He is the Clinical lead at LHDP Smilecare Implant and Referral centre in Bromsgrove. He is passionate about dentistry and dental  education .

He has been involved in Postgraduate dental education since 1993 as a Foundation trainer , a course programme director and for the last 14 years has been lecturing both nationally and internationally on prosthetics ,occlusion and implant dentistry .

In the past he has been a member of the Principal Executive committee of the BDA and been chair of the BDA’s health and Science committee

He is currently a Council member  of Medical Protection Society , a board member of Dental Protection and the Chair of the MPS Foundation .

In addition he is a member of Proctor and Gamble’s Dental Adhesives Key opinion leaders Advisory board .

Programme Advisory Group


Kathy Wilson

Kathy is an Associate Specialist/ Clinical Lecturer in Sedation and Specialist in Special Care Dentistry. She is based at Newcastle upon Tyne School of Dental Sciences where she is involved with undergraduate and post graduate teaching, research activity and national working groups. She lectures both nationally and internationally and has published widely.

Kathy has been volunteering with Bridge2Aid for the past 14 years in a training, research and advisory capacity. She plays an active role in planning and developing our dental training programmes and more recently our online training modules.

Yvonne Wood

Yvonne qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Birmingham Dental School in 1988. She has a direct access dental practice dedicated to the prevention of dental diseases with a special interest in treating patients with advanced gum disease.

Yvonne’s first experience with B2A was in 2015 when she went out on her first dental volunteer programme where she was overwhelmed with the impact this trip had on her. Since then, she has been 5 more times for various programmes. This included helping lead the team for the B2A Oral Health Programme for Dental Therapists in Arusha in 2019 and more recently contributed to producing content for the online learning programmes.

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