College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Lecturer wins prestigious dentistry award

Margaret Ross has been awarded the Faculty Gold Medal by the Dental Faculty of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

Margaret Ross

It is the first time in the history of the Faculty of Dental Surgery that the medal has been awarded to somebody who is not a dentist.

Mrs Ross is Senior Lecturer for Dental Care Professionals and Programme Director of the BSc (Hons) Oral Health Sciences degree at Edinburgh Dental Institute.

This is the first time this award has been given to a “non-dentist” and reflects both the widening dental workforce and also the huge role Margaret has played over the years as an advocate for dental hygienists and therapists.

Professor Angus WallsDirector of Edinburgh Dental institute

Outstanding contribution

Edinburgh Dental institute

The Faculty Gold Medal is made to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to dentistry during their careers and have undertaken significant work for the Faculty.

Margaret has chaired the Dental Care Professionals advisory board for the Faculty for a number of years.

She has also led the development of new diplomas recognising additional skills in both implant care and paediatric dentistry for dental therapists. Both will be offered by the Faculty in the near future.

It is an award for excellence. I have known Margaret Ross for nearly 30 years and during that time she has worked to improve the education and standing of dental care professionals, particularly dental hygienists and therapists. The award is very well deserved

Professor William SaundersDean of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

This unique award will be presented to Margaret at a ceremony later in 2016.

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