About Dr Nigel Carter

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Dr Nigel Carter OBE BDS LDS (RCS) has been Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, the UK’s leading charity promoting the benefits of good oral health since 1997. Previously, he was Chairman and long-term trustee of the Foundation. Under his leadership, the Foundation is increasingly influential internationally, with the website recently being translated into nine major world languages, in addition to its established programmes of National Smile Month and Mouth Cancer Action Month, a wide range of educational resources and extensive oral heath product accreditation scheme.

Nigel is a qualified dentist with many years’ experience in general dental practice.  He is also chair-elect of the Platform for Better Oral Health In Europe, a lobby group based in Brussels aiming to raise the profile of oral health with the European Parliament and European Commission, in order to reduce inequalities in oral health across Europe. He is also a trustee and Treasurer of the Royal Society for Public Health and as such has broad interests in broader public health issues.

In 2012, Nigel was honoured with an OBE for Services to Dentistry and Dental Health. As the principal spokesperson of the Foundation, which represents the consumer, Nigel makes regular TV appearances and speaks annually in around 200 radio interviews on behalf of the Foundation for both local and national radio and is widely quoted across all media platforms. For further information please visit https://www.dentalhealth.org

Articles by Dr Nigel Carter

  1. Dental Anxiety Effects on Quality of Life

    Listed in dentistry

    Being apprehensive about paying a visit to a dental professional is an incredibly common problem. As many as one in five[1] reportedly suffer from some level of uneasiness, rangin...

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