Carole Ann Boyle

Carole Ann Boyle, Consultant in special care dentistry. Woman, wearing a grey blouse, with long brown hair.

Consultant in special care dentistry


Carole has worked at the Trust since 1997. She is the clinical lead for sedation and special care dentistry. She manages the department day case and inpatient anaesthesia service. She is also the lead for vulnerable adults for the dental directorate at the Trust.

Carole's other responsibilities also include being a:

  • member of Dental Council Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee for Special Care Dentistry
  • past chair for the Tri-Collegiate Membership in Special Care Dentistry
  • examiner for Diploma in Special Care Dentistry RCSEd
  • member of the Specialty Advisory Board for Special Care Dentistry RCSEd
  • course director SAAD (Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry

Education and training

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Glasgow 1985
  • Diploma in General Dental Practice, Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of General
  • Dental Practitioners 1992
  • Master of Medical Science, ’The Scientific Basis of Anaesthesia in Relation to Dentistry’,
  • University of Sheffield 1993
  • Fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England 1995
  • Certificate in Teaching, Department of Medical Education, Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’
  • Dental Institute 1999
  • Membership in Special Needs Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1999
  • Fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2016
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2017


Carole has over 35 publications in the fields of special care dentistry, sedation, oral surgery and dental education.

Last updated: April 2022

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