Cynthia Pine

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Cynthia Margaret Pine
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Cynthia Pine in 2009
BornOctober 1953

Professor Cynthia Pine CBE (born October, 1953) is a British Dentistry educator. In 2003, she became the first woman to lead a British school of dentistry. She is the first woman appointed to head a dentistry school in the UK.[1]

She is one of a group of highly successful Guyanese people in Britain (Michael White of The Guardian refers to them as the "Guyanese mafia"), which includes Waheed Alli, Raj Persaud, Herman Ouseley and David Dabydeen, Keith Waithe and Rudolph Dunbar.[2]


Pine was born in 1953 in Guyana.[3] She graduated The University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1976 and a PhD from the same institution in 1982, and has an MBA from the University of Dundee.[4]

She was appointed Dean of the University of Liverpool School of Dentistry in 2003. She was later appointed as Pro Vice Chancellor, International at Salford University.[3]

Since 2013 Pine has been a Professor of Dental Public Health at the Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Academic Lead and Head of the Unit of Dental Public Health since 2014.[4]

Pine was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006.[1] Pine has been included in the Powerlist of the UK’s 100 most influential people of African and Afro-Caribbean descent.[3]


  1. ^ a b Cynthia Pine, Barts and London School of Dentistry, Retrieved 25 November 2015
  2. ^ Vidur, Dindayal (2007). Guyanese Achievers UK.
  3. ^ a b c Cynthia Pine, Power List 2013, Retrieved 24 November 2015
  4. ^ a b "Pine, Prof. Cynthia Margaret, (born 2 Oct. 1953), Professor of Dental Public Health, since 2013, and Academic Lead and Head, Unit of Dental Public Health, since 2014, Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London, Queen Mary University of London; Consultant in Dental Public Health, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, since 2013; Managing Director, Kippax Design Ltd, since 2013". Who's Who. Oxford University Press. 2007-12-01. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.245351.