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Scotland dentists distinguished by their contributions to the profession

11 December 2017


Two dentists in Scotland are being honoured by the BDA for their exceptional work in governing dentistry and working to improve the working lives of dentists on the ground: Adrian Hart and former BDA Scotland Director, Andrew Lamb.

Adrian Hart is awarded Distinguished Membership of the BDA for his outstanding work in helping to govern the BDA and his personal commitment to the profession.

Adrian qualified in 1981 in London and worked in a variety of hospital roles across London and the South East for many years. In 1996, Adrian moved to Scotland and took on the role of Consultant Orthodontist at the NHS Highland Health Board.

His long service to the BDA includes his roles as Chair on the BDA Scottish Country Council from 2015 to the present, Chair on the Scottish Committee for Hospital Dental Services, and a member of Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services. He has also and been a BDA representative on the British Medical Association's Scottish Consultants' Committee.

He has many years' experience of teaching clinical assistants and senior house officers in orthodontics throughout the Highlands, as well as giving orthodontic study mornings to vocational trainees.

He has served in the Scottish Cleft Palate Network, providing evidence-based care for cleft palate babies in the region.

In nominating Adrian, Colwyn Jones, East Branch Representative of the BDA Scottish Country Council said:

"Adrian has been a figurehead and leader for the dental profession in the North of Scotland, since he arrived here in 1996. His leadership and concern was not just confined to the hospital dental service where he worked, but extended to his colleagues in general dental practice and the public dental service. Throughout his career, he has provided exemplary orthodontic care throughout the Highlands and Western Isles."

Former BDA Scotland Director, Andrew Lamb is awarded Fellowship of the BDA, for his outstanding and distinguished service to the profession and to celebrate his illustrious career in dentistry.

Andrew qualified as a dentist in 1972 and worked as a dentist for over 30 years, before taking on the role of BDA Scotland Director, a post which he held for nine years. His previous experience included working as Associate Dean for Dental Education in the University of Glasgow for five years and an Honorary Consultant and Senior Lecturer there from 1984 to 2003. He was a member of the BDA's Dental Academic Staff Committee between 1982 and 2003 and was its Chair between 1997 and 2003. 

In nominating Andrew, BDA Chief Executive Peter Ward said:

"When Andrew joined the BDA, he brought a wealth of clinical expertise and trade union experience that enabled him to effectively lobby on behalf of members in Scotland. His ability to network and his diplomacy, made him a highly valued member of our team.  Andrew worked hard to ensure that a range of voices and groups got heard, across Scotland and across the fields of practice, to ensure that politicians, civil servants and policy makers, were engaged on members' behalves."


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