LONDON, UK: A former Deputy Chief Dental Officer, a prominent orthodontist and a dental philanthropist have been named in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Appointed to the Order of the British Empire, among other dental professionals, were Prof. Nigel Hunt from the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London and Dr Linda Greenwall in Hampstead.
An authority on tooth whitening and aesthetic dentistry, Greenwall lectures extensively, in addition to running a multidisciplinary private practice. She is also founder of the British Dental Bleaching Society and the Dental Wellness Trust charity, which aims to promote good oral health in less fortunate communities around the world.
Hunt has been a professor and Head of the Department of Orthodontics at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute since 1998. There, he also leads a research team in the field of craniofacial reconstruction and tissue engineering. Previously, he served as President of the British Orthodontic Society and Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Also recognised for her contributions to dentistry was Dr Serbjit Kaur from Park View Dental Practice in Leicester in the UK. She served as Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England under Dr Barry Cockcroft from 2008 to 2015.
Further honours recipients were Margaret Katherine Ross, Programme Director for the Bachelor of Science in Oral Health Sciences at the Edinburgh Dental Institute, and Dawn Ailsa Adams, Clinical Director of Community Dental Services at NHS Fife.
Every year, the Queen’s Birthday list recognises members of the public in Britain for their contributions to various fields. This year’s list saw honours awarded to over 1,000 people, including Sir Paul McCartney, MBE; J.K. Rowling, OBE; and comedian Billy Connolly, CBE, among others.