FGDP(UK) presents its 2020 Fellowship Awards

The Faculty has conferred Fellowships on ten individuals in recognition of their exceptional professional achievements. 

FGDP(UK) Fellowship marks out a dentist’s ongoing commitment to professional development and reflective practice, diligence in upholding the highest standards of clinical care, and distinction in management and leadership, law and ethics, education and/or research.

Honorary Fellowship

Professor Jeremy Bagg OBE received Honorary Fellowship, which is bestowed on those who have made an exceptional contribution to the profession.

Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Head of Glasgow Dental School, Professor Bagg graduated from the University of Edinburgh, where he was also awarded a PhD. He moved to Glasgow in 1991 after eight years lecturing at Cardiff Dental School, during which he gained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery and Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists. He has published over 160 papers on the role of oral micro-organisms in systemic disease, oral infections in the medically compromised, infection control in dental surgery and public health microbiology. Chairman of the National Dental Advisory Committee in the Scottish Government and of the Steering Group of the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme, and previously Vice Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, he has also been instrumental in the establishment of a new dental school in Malawi, and was awarded an OBE in 2018 for services to dentistry.

Fellowship by election

Gerry Boyle, Janet Clarke MBE, Paul Cooney, Matthew Garrett, Davinderpal Kooner, Patricia Marsden and Kenneth McDonald have been elected to the Fellowship in recognition of their exceptional career records and active support of the Faculty and its mission.

Gerry Boyle has a significant track record of selfless dedication to the dental profession during 30 years as a GDP, and has made a significant contribution to the growth and on-going success of the FGDP(UK) West of Scotland division. A tutor on the divisional diploma exam preparation programmes, and past Treasurer of the division, he has also served on the Local Dental Committee, BDA committees, as a Dental Practice Inspector and Dental Practice Advisor. He has also assisted the Scottish Government on various projects, and has taken up a new role as Dental Advisor with NHS Scotland Practitioner Services.

Janet Clarke MBE graduated from Birmingham Dental School in 1981, and went on to work in general practice and the community dental service throughout the Midlands. She completed a Master’s degree in Community Dental Health in 1989 and was appointed Clinical Director for South Birmingham Community Dental Services in 1991, becoming Associate Director for Community and Hospital Dental Services in Birmingham and beyond by 2015. She chaired the British Dental Association’s Central Committee for Community and Public Health Dentistry for six years until 2008. A member of the team led by Professor Jimmy Steele which published the Independent Review of NHS Dentistry in 2009, she was awarded the MBE for services to dentistry in 2010 and served as President of the BDA in 2011. She was Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England, and Chair of West Midlands Local Dental Network, from 2016-19, and is a Trustee of the College of General Dentistry.

Paul Cooney graduated from Glasgow University in 1998, completed a Master’s Degree in Dental Primary Care in 2003 and gained his MJDF in 2010. Lead Tutor for the West of Scotland diploma exam preparation programmes from 2013-2018, he has been a role model for countless dentists in training due to his commitment to high standards and education, and his ability to inspire candidates with enthusiasm and confidence. A central figure in the highly successful annual FGDP(UK) Scotland Study Days, he has developed and led its programme stream for BDS students and VDP dentists, and also serves as the Faculty’s ambassador at Glasgow’s Vocational Trainee Case Presentation days.

Matthew Garrett is a consultant in restorative dentistry at Eastman Dental Institute and Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS). After graduating in mathematics, he subsequently applied for dentistry, qualifying in 2001 from Bristol, to where he later returned to train as a restorative specialist after posts in Edinburgh, Sheffield and London. With interests centring around the oral rehabilitation of patients with significant developmental and acquired defects, he was awarded a Specialist Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry from the RCS in 2010, has since completed an MSc in Postgraduate Dental Studies and is currently undertaking an MA in Clinical Education. He has been closely involved for many years in the delivery of dental examinations and education within the RCS, and has been Chair of the MJDF Core Group since 2016.

Davinderpal Kooner graduated from University College London in 1980, and after joining the Community Dental Service in Kent and undertaking two associate positions, set up his own primary practice in Hounslow in 1984, later gaining the Faculty’s Diploma in General Dental Practice (DGDP(UK)) and Membership in General Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. A Regional and Vocational Training Advisor for the London Deanery for seventeen years, he also mentored and prepared dentists for Faculty examinations as course organiser and tutor of its Central London division study group. A former examiner for the DGDP(UK) and the MFGDP(UK) diplomas and the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses, he has also served as professional member of the GDC Fitness to Practice Panel, the First Tier Tribunal and Family Health Services Appeals Authority, and is an Education Supervisor for Health Education England. A non-executive director of both Dentists Provident and Dental Protection, he is also a Justice of the Peace.

Patricia Marsden graduated from Guy’s in 1999, and is an Associate Specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Bart’s and Deputy Chair of the Trust’s Medical Council. Specialising in dentoalveolar surgery, and with interests in acupuncture and the management of myofascial pain, she is also involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education as a Clinical Supervisor and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, and helps provide nationally recognised accreditation and training of GDPs with enhanced skills in oral surgery. An Examiner for the MJDF and ORE for over ten years, since 2017 she has been Chair of the Examinations Board for the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Primary Care Oral Surgery.

Kenneth McDonald graduated in 1986 and spent two years working in the hospital service before entering general practice. He completed his MSc in restorative dentistry at Glasgow University in 1991. Since gaining his MFGDP(UK) in 2008, he has played an active role supporting the Faculty’s postgraduate education delivery in Scotland as divisional secretary, a divisional tutor for the diploma exam preparation programmes, and in helping organise the annual FGDP(UK) Scotland Study Day. He has also served among other things on the Local Dental Committee and Scottish Dental Practice Committee.

Diploma of Fellowship

Mark Doyle and Shamir Mehta have received the Diploma of Fellowship, which recognises the diversity of an individual’s expertise and their achievements in delivering excellence in primary dental care.

Mark Doyle qualified from Bristol Dental School in 1985, worked as an associate dentist in Hampshire before buying a practice in Hereford in 1994, and has been a partner at Collins House Dental Surgery in the town since 2000. He then spent five years as a Foundation Trainer, during which he gained the MFGDP(UK) qualification. Also working as a Practice Advisor for Denplan, he has a Diploma in Dental Postgraduate Studies, a distinction in the FGDP(UK) Certificate of Practice Appraisal, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education.

Shamir Mehta is Deputy Programme Director for the MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry at King’s College London, a Partner at My Dental Surgery in Harrow, and a Senior Clinical Dental Adviser for the GDC. He holds a Master’s in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics, is undertaking a PhD at Radboud College in Nijmegen, and writes and lectures extensively on the management of worn teeth, aesthetic evaluation, clinical occlusion and cracked tooth syndrome. A contributor to European guidelines on the management of severe tooth wear, he is a Panel Member for the King’s College London Research and Ethics Committee, an examiner for several institutions and a reviewer for the British Dental Journal, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation and Dental Update. He is also a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and the Faculties of Dental Surgery at both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

All Full Members of FGDP(UK) may apply for assessment for Fellowship through the Faculty’s Preparing for Fellowship programme, and upon successful completion may use the post-nominal letters FFGDP(UK). Those who already hold equivalent Fellowship of one of the UK Royal Colleges or a recognised overseas body can apply for Fellowship Ad Eundem.

Further information and application details are available at https://www.fgdp.org.uk/Your-Career/Fellowship

Entries are open for the Dental Awards 2019

You can now register your entry for the Dental Awards 2019…

The Dental Awards 2019 will take place on Friday 17 May with a sparkling gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, held alongside the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show at the NEC.

Entries are now open for next year’s prestigious event, and you can register your entry for free until 7 September 2018; after this a fee of £45 will apply for each category entered. And then all Awards entries must be received by the final deadline on 7 December 2018.

So if you think that you, your colleagues or your whole team deserves the chance to be honoured at the Dental Awards simply download an entry form and put your case forward – and you could be picking up a trophy on stage at the Awards next May! Start writing your entry now to try and wow the judges with how great you are!

New award category for 2019

The 2019 Dental Awards sees the introduction of a brand new category – Best Outreach or Charity Initiative in the UK. This award recognises the special work that dental professionals and practices do to help others, whether it is one mega event or continuous work in the community. The judges will be asking, what is your initiative – your chosen cause, fundraising event or volunteering scheme – and why did you choose this? How have you made a difference to this project? What events have you held, how have you raised awareness or what support have you provided? What was the outcome?

This category sits alongside other returning categories for 2019:

Best National Smile Month Event

Dental Receptionist of the Year

Dental Therapist of the Year

Dental Hygienist of the Year

Dental Nurse of the Year

Website & Digital Campaign of the Year

Young Dentist of the Year

Dental Practice Team of the Year

Practice Manager of the Year

Practice Design & Interiors

Dental Practice of the Year

Dentist of the Year

Find out more about the Dental Awards at: www.the-probe.co.uk/awards

The Dental Awards, supported by the UK’s leading dental magazine publisher, Purple Media Solutions, consistently recognise the very best in UK dentistry. Winning or becoming a finalist is a tremendous accolade and provides a massive boost to the profile of your practice. After all, who wouldn’t want to be treated by the Dentist or Dental Practice Team of the Year?

This is always a great way to thank your team and celebrate all that is best in a profession that rarely gets the full credit it deserves. Presenting the Dental Awards alongside the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show provides a brilliant opportunity to combine attending the awards with a visit to the show, the leading CPD-led exhibition in UK dentistry.

Being a finalist or a winner can do wonders for you and your practice. So have you had a successful year, or do you have a particularly outstanding colleague or collective team? Perhaps you’ve recently refurbished your practice, you consider your online presence to be better than your competitors, or your National Smile Month campaign has been a tremendous success? Tell our judges! There are many categories at the Dental Awards that are perfect for recognising all the areas and all the roles that are essential in the efficient running of your dental practice. Previous winners have been amazed at the attention they have received from patients, the profession, local press and news programmes.

For information on how to enter, visit: www.the-probe.co.uk/awards Or, alternatively, call Linda Aitken on: 01732 371570 or e-mail: linda.aitken@purplems.com

You can send your entry by email – awards@purplems.com – or by post to – Linda Aitken, The Old School House, St Stephens Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2AD.

Important – If you plan to enter more than one award category you must submit separate entries for each category. Do not combine entries for different categories. For example, if you plan to enter the Dentist of the Year and Team of the Year categories, you need to supply a complete entry for both.

Entries now open for the Dental Awards 2019!

Following the huge success of this year’s Dental Awards, the dates have now been announced for next year’s event… And entries are now also open for each category…

The Dental Awards, supported by the UK’s leading dental magazine publisher, Purple Media Solutions, consistently recognise the very best in UK dentistry. Winning or becoming a finalist is a tremendous accolade and provides a massive boost to the profile of your practice. After all, who wouldn’t want to be treated by the Dentist or Dental Practice Team of the Year?

The Dental Awards 2019 will take place on Friday 17 May with a sparkling gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, held alongside the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show at the NEC.

This is always a great way to thank your team and celebrate all that is best in a profession that rarely gets the full credit it deserves. Presenting the Dental Awards alongside the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show provides a brilliant opportunity to combine attending the awards with a visit to the show, the leading CPD-led exhibition in UK dentistry.

Entries now open

Entries are now open for next year’s prestigious event, so if you think that you, your colleagues or your whole team deserves the chance to be honoured at the Dental Awards simply download an entry form and put your case forward – and you could be picking up a trophy on stage at the Awards next May!

It is free to enter the Dental Awards only up until 7 September 2018; after this it will be £45 to enter.

Send your entries by the final deadline on 7 December 2018.

The finalists shortlist will then be announced in January next year.

Being a finalist or a winner can do wonders for you and your practice. So have you had a successful year, or do you have a particularly outstanding colleague or collective team? Perhaps you’ve recently refurbished your practice, you consider your online presence to be better than your competitors, or your National Smile Month campaign has been a tremendous success? Tell our judges! There are many categories at the Dental Awards that are perfect for recognising all the areas and all the roles that are essential in the efficient running of your dental practice. Previous winners have been amazed at the attention they have received from patients, the profession, local press and news programmes.

Start writing your entry now to try and wow the judges with how great you are!

New award category for 2019

The 2019 Dental Awards sees the introduction of a brand new category – Best Outreach or Charity Initiative in the UK. This award recognises the special work that dental professionals and practices do to help others, whether it is one mega event or continuous work in the community.

This category sits alongside other returning categories for 2019:

Best National Smile Month Event

Dental Receptionist of the Year

Dental Therapist of the Year

Dental Hygienist of the Year

Dental Nurse of the Year

Website & Digital Campaign of the Year

Young Dentist of the Year

Dental Practice Team of the Year

Practice Manager of the Year

Practice Design & Interiors

Dental Practice of the Year

Dentist of the Year

 

For information on how to enter and what the judges are looking for, visit:

www.the-probe.co.uk/awards Or, alternatively, call Linda Aitken on: 01732 371570 or e-mail: linda.aitken@purplems.com

You can send your entry by email – awards@purplems.com – or by post to –

Linda Aitken, The Old School House, St Stephens Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2AD.

Important – If you plan to enter more than one award category you must submit separate entries for each category. Do not combine entries for different categories. For example, if you plan to enter the Dentist of the Year and Team of the Year categories, you need to supply a complete entry for both.

Dental Awards winners revealed!

The prestigious Dental Awards event took place this evening (Friday) at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, celebrating the hard work, commitment and passion of hundreds of dental professionals from across the UK.

There were 21 different awards presented throughout the night, with around 10 finalists in each category. Below is a list of the winners, and the finalists that were chosen as Commended or Highly Commended.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Professor Liz Kay OBE

 

Best National Smile Month Event

Winner – University of Glasgow Dental School

Highly Commended – Boundaries for Life

 

Dentist of the Year

Winner – Gary Stacey

Highly Commended – Patrik Zachrisson

Commended – Andrew Taylor

 

Young Dentist of the Year – South

Winner – Andrew Wilson

Highly Commended – Andre Faro Leite

Commended – Kamil Ahmed

 

Young Dentist of the Year – North & Central

Winner – Affan Saghir

Highly Commended – Nigel Parkash

Commended – Michael Hicks

 

National Young Dentist of the Year

Winner – Andrew Wilson

 

Dental Therapist of the Year

Winner – Amy Hills

Highly Commended – Suzanne Morton

 

Dental Hygienist of the Year

Winner – Jocelyn Harding

Highly Commended – Gulab Singh

Highly Commended – Renate Putrus

 

Website & Digital Campaign of the Year

Winner – Narberth & Herbrandston Dental Practices

Highly Commended – London Hygienist

 

Dental Nurse of the Year – South

Winner – Rebecca Silver

Highly Commended – Alisha Shaw

 

Dental Nurse of the Year – North & Central

Winner – Joanne Speight

Highly Commended – Catriona Thornton

 

National Dental Nurse of the Year

Winner – Joanne Speight

 

Dental Practice of the Year – South

Winner – Pure Periodontics

Highly Commended – Bow Lane Dental Group

 

Dental Practice of the Year – North & Central

Winner – Andrea Uhbi Dentistry

Highly Commended – Revive Dental Care

 

National Dental Practice of the Year

Winner – Pure Periodontics

 

Dental Practice Manager of the Year

Winner – Lesley Holden

Highly Commended – Hannah Haines

Highly Commended – Mariana Sadowska

 

Dental Practice Team of the Year – South

Winner – Imogen Dental

Highly Commended – The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre

Highly Commended – Wensleydale Dental Practice

 

Dental Practice Team of the Year – North & Central

Winner – Andrea Ubhi Dentistry

Highly Commended – Sharoe Green Dental Practice

Highly Commended – New Road Dental

 

National Dental Practice Team of the Year

Winner – Andrea Ubhi Dentistry

 

Dental Practice Design & Interiors

Winner – Sorriso Dentistry

Highly Commended – Novos Dental Clinic

Commended – The Sandford

Commended – Happy Kids Dental

 

Dental Receptionist of the Year

Winner – Emma Hobbs

Highly Commended – Sarah Singleton

 

Huge congratulations to all the winners and finalists this year!