Princess Royal receives Fellowship from FDS

Princess Royal receives Fellowship from FDS

Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal has received an Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in recognition of her strong commitment to children’s health. She received the Honorary Fellowship from the Dean Professor Michael Escudier, on the occasion of the Faculty’s 70th anniversary.

The Princess Royal also unveiled a commemorative stone to mark the start of construction of the new Royal College of Surgeons building.

When the Honorary Fellowship was announced last year, the Faculty wrote: “The Princess Royal’s work as President of Save the Children has given her a unique opportunity to understand the problems of developing nations and to help with education across the globe. She has also demonstrated her concern for children’s health through her Patronage of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health here in the UK.

“As a professional body committed to enabling dentists and dental specialist to provide patients with the highest possible standards of practice and care the Faculty shares The Princess Royal’s concern for children’s health. In 2015 the Faculty published a report highlighting the significant problem of child tooth decay in UK and since then it has been working with Public Health England to coordinate a national strategy to improve children’s oral health.

Professor Nigel Hunt,the  former Dean of the Faculty said: “The Princess Royal has been a great advocate for children’s health both in the UK and overseas and we are delighted she has accepted our invitation to become an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty.”

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