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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 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.

Outstanding contribution

The award 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.

I was delighted to learn that Margaret had been awarded the Faculty Gold Medal by the dental Faculty of RCS Edinburgh. The award of this medal is a just and wholly deserved recognition of her contributions to the profession over the years.

Professor Angus WallsDirector, Edinburgh Dental Institute

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, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh