Community service honours
The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) has presented honorary membership to two distinguished figures at its Summer Scientific Meeting and AGM in Glasgow.
One of the awards went to Dr Jenny Godson MBE, who is the former National Lead for Child Oral Health Improvement, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities at the Department of Health and Social Care.
The other was given to Professor Andrew Rugg-Gunn, Emeritus Professor of Newcastle University, and founder of the WHO Collaborating Centre to strengthen research capacity and policy implementation in the area of diet, nutrition and oral health.
Honorary membership is awarded if a member is nominated by the BASCD Council and gains a two-thirds majority vote at the AGM.
The presentations were made by the organisation’s President, Albert Yeung, who said: “Honorary membership is the highest honour BASCD can give to its members to acknowledge their excellent contribution. Both Jenny and Andrew have received overwhelming support and I am delighted they will continue to enjoy the privileges of membership of the association.”
The event – the first to be held in person for three years – adopted the theme Build Back Better: Inclusion, Integration and Innovation.
The association is an alliance of individual members with an interest in population oral health.