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20 April 2022

Professor Michael Escudier appointed Executive Dean for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

Professor Escudier will begin his five-year tenure on 1 May 2022.

A portrait image of Michael Escudier

Professor Michael Escudier has today been announced as the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences (FoDOCS) at King’s.

Professor Escudier has held the role as Interim Executive Dean for the past seven months and will officially begin his five-year tenure on 1 May 2022.

Professor Escudier has been at King’s for over 30 years, both as a student and a valued member of staff. He was a dental undergraduate at Guy’s Dental Hospital before completing a medical degree at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and then returning to King’s in 1994. He subsequently completed his oral medicine specialist training and was appointed Honorary Consultant to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust (GSTT) in 2003 where he continues to deliver direct patient care, within general and specialist oral medicine clinics. In 2018 Professor Escudier was appointed Deputy Executive Dean of FoDOCS, a position he held until his appointment as Interim Executive Dean in September 2021.

As an Honorary Dental Consultant Advisor for the Office of the Chief Dental Officer of NHS England and NHS Improvement, Professor Escudier contributes to developing and shaping national policy and guidance in oral health and wellbeing. In addition he is a member of the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) which advises health ministers on the presentation of clinical excellence awards to consultants working in the NHS.

Michael will bring his deep knowledge of King’s and King’s Health Partners and his considerable standing in the dental community and the broader health leadership to help lead the next stage of the Faculty’s journey within King’s and beyond. 

Professor Shitij Kapur, President & Principal King’s College London

I am delighted and honoured to be appointed the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences particularly at a time of such opportunity for the faculty and King’s. I look forward to continuing to work with our incredible students, clinical, academic, research and professional services staff to shape a successful future for all.

Professor Michael Escudier

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Michael Escudier

Executive Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences