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PFA Fellow installed as BDA President!

Posted June 03, 2015 British Dental Association Press Release



The United Kingdom Section is pleased to report that PFA Fellow, 

eminent dental academic, author and teacher, Professor Nairn Wilson CBE was  inaugurated as the British Dental Association’s (BDA’s) 129th President in a ceremony on May 7th, the opening day of the Association’s annual conference in Manchester.

"Currently honorary Professor of Dentistry at King’s College London, Professor Wilson’s forty five year career includes senior positions in dental education, research and publishing. From 2001 to 2012 he was Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dean and Head of King College London’s internationally renowned dental institute. He was also Deputy Vice Principal of King’s College London from 2009 to 2012.

Previous honours and awards include a Dentistry Lifetime Contribution Award and the BDA’s John Tomes Medal." He was inducted as a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 1990.

"In his inauguration address Professor Wilson highlighted the importance of co-ordinated healthcare with dentistry an integral part of whole-person care. He hoped, he said, for a move away from episodic towards preventative, continuous patient care with dentists and their teams rewarded for saving rather repairing their patient’s teeth. In a separate Presidential Lecture later today he will address the challenges and opportunities of a career in dentistry, emphasising the benefits of lifelong learning." (May 3, 2015 British Dental Association)


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Professor Nairn Wilson and BDA Chief Executive Peter Ward