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Sara Hurley

Sara Hurley

Chief Dental Officer England

Sara Hurley was appointed as Chief Dental Officer (CDO) England in July 2015.  Having qualified from the University of Bristol Dental School 1988 she served as clinical dentist with the British Army before expanding her career portfolio with the Defence Medical Services into the domains of public health, wider healthcare policy and commissioning.  Her current role as CDO England encompasses clinical advice and leadership within and across Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Health Education England supporting each organisation to fulfil its responsibilities and deliver its oral health/dental care priorities, through the provision of:

• Strategic Development & policy guidance

• Oversight of Clinical Delivery

• Championing Leadership and Training

• Championing Innovation, Technology, Research and Academic


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