Consultant is ‘humbled’ by BDA Fellowship
NHS Health Scotland dental public health consultant honoured for distinguished service
Edinburgh-based consultant in dental public health Colwyn Jones has been awarded the Fellowship of the British Dental Association (BDA) for his distinguished service to the profession and the BDA.
As well as working as a consultant for NHS Health Scotland, Colwyn is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and East of Scotland Branch representative on the BDA’s Scottish Council. He graduated from Edinburgh in 1981 and has been a member of the BDA since his undergraduate days. Most recently he was the East of Scotland BDA branch president from 2008 to 2010.
After a career that has seen him work in Aberdeen, Cardiff, Glasgow and latterly Edinburgh again, he will be presented with the Fellowship of the BDA at the association’s annual conference next year. Talking about the honour, Colwyn said: “When I discovered I had been honoured with the BDA Fellowship, my first reaction was this must be a case of mistaken identity!
For me, recognition and appreciation of my dental colleagues is humbling and the best acknowledgement of any achievements during my dental career.
“I have been an active member of the BDA all of my professional life and have held a large number of official BDA positions wherever I have been working. I understand that it was my colleagues on the BDA Scottish Council who kindly nominated me for the honour and I am very grateful for that recognition and peer support.
“For me, recognition and appreciation of my dental colleagues is humbling and the best acknowledgement of any achievements during my dental career. I am grateful for that lifelong professional care and companionship, and I think this Fellowship is really a testament to the help of many dental colleagues with whom I have worked to date.