- Published: Thursday, 07 April 2011 17:42
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Jerry Read, Head of Oral Health and Dental Education at the Department of Health, was honoured by the Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Faculty of General Dental Practice at their joint Diplomates Ceremony held on 1 April 2011, receiving a Special Service Award to recognise his outstanding contribution to the faculties and to dentistry as a whole.
In the citation given by Professor Derrick Willmot, the Dean of FDS, it was noted that Jerry has risen rapidly through the ranks at the DH, taking responsibility for many aspects of dental and oral health including the development of mandatory continuing professional development for dentists and dental care professionals. He was appointed Senior Principal Civil Servant in 1999 and is currently leading on oral health promotion and dental education. Professor Willmot added that “one of Jerry’s most notable achievements was his tireless and successful work over many years to promote water fluoridation in the UK.”
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