- Published: Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:45
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Jason Wong MBE has been appointed Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England, in succession to Janet Clarke who retired last year. He will work alongside CDO Sara Hurley and Deputy CDO Eric Rooney in collaboration with local and regional teams to deliver improved outcomes for patients, and champion the role of dentists and dentistry within the health system.
Jason said: ’It is a privilege to be appointed as Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England. I am very much looking forward to joining the Office of the Chief Dental Officer and working with the entire dental family.’
Chief Dental Officer, Sara Hurley added: ’Jason has a track record for outstanding delivery as a Local Dental Network Chair. He is a respected practitioner and trainer and a notable champion of children’s oral health. His experience and diverse portfolio will be invaluable as we navigate the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 and build on the integrated team approach alongside our colleagues in the wider health and social care sector.’
Jason is a general dental practitioner in Grantham Lincolnshire, who qualified from the University of Birmingham in 1995 and also holds a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies from the University of Bristol. He was appointed MBE for services to Dentistry and Oral Health in the New Year Honours in 2020 and received his insignia from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace earlier this year.
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