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Current and previous recipients

The BDA's Honours and Awards are designed to acknowledge the unsung heroes of our profession; those who have upheld and improved the standards of dentistry.

Current members who have been awarded with the honours:

Honorary Membership 

Considered to be one of the Association’s highest honours; one which is rarely awarded 
Dayananda Samarawickrama
​2017


Fellowship Medal

Distinguished service to the Association and the dental profession.             

Colette Bridgman

Laurie Jacobs

Nigel Monaghan

Graham Smith

Sandra White

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021


Life Membership

Honours long and valuable service to the Association, particularly at Branch, Group and local levels, by significant service beyond the regular attendance at meetings and usually by significant representation at national level.

Michael Cranfield

Allan Franklin

David Hussey

​2021

2021

2021


John Tomes Medal 

Honours members of the dental profession and of scientific eminence, or persons distinguished in medical or allied services, for their outstanding service to the dental profession or the Association. 
Trevor Burke

2020


BDA Roll of Distinction 

Honours outstanding services to the UK dentistry.

Maria Morgan

Penny Whitehead

2021

2021

Certificate of Merit for Services to the Association

This award recognises any special service at any level of dentistry with the UK. Generally it is reserved for dentists and other professionals who have contributed to a BDA committee/commission/task force/project or event over a period of years and who has assisted in the promotion of the BDA.

Tom Bysouth

Fiona Gray

Philip McLorinan

Sue Page

Kiran Shankla

Tim Vernon

Arabella Yelland

BDA Staff

​2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

Certificate of Merit for Services to the Profession 

Recognises any special service at any level of dentistry either nationally or internationally. Generally it is reserved for dentists and other persons who have contributed to academic or other work in furthering the profession, or individuals active in promoting advancements within the dental profession. 

Lauren Harrhy

Sagar Shah

​2021

2021

Joy Harrild Award for Young Dentists

To recognise young dentists who have made a significant contribution to the profession.
Carly Fraser2021


​For previous recipients, please download BDA Honour and Awards - Previous recipients.