Distinguished by exceptional contributions
Two Scotland dentists honoured for their outstanding work for the profession
Two dentists in Scotland have been honoured by the BDA for their exceptional work in governing dentistry and working to improve the working lives of dentists.
Adrian Hart has been awarded Distinguished Membership of the BDA for his outstanding work in helping to govern the BDA and his personal commitment to the profession, while former BDA Scotland Director Andrew Lamb has been awarded Fellowship of the BDA for his outstanding and distinguished service to the profession and to celebrate his illustrious career in dentistry.
Adrian qualified in 1981 in London and moved to Scotland in 1996 as consultant orthodontist at the NHS Highland Health Board. His long service to the BDA includes his roles as chair on the BDA Scottish Country Council, chair on the Scottish Committee for Hospital Dental Services, and a member of Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services. He has also been a BDA representative on the British Medical Association’s Scottish Consultants’ Committee.
He has many years’ experience of teaching clinical assistants and senior house officers in orthodontics throughout the Highlands.
Andrew qualified in 1972 and worked as a dentist for more than 30 years, before taking on the role of BDA Scotland Director, a post he held for nine years. His previous experience included working as associate dean for dental education in the University of Glasgow for five years and an honorary consultant and senior lecturer there from 1984 to 2003. He was a member of the BDA’s Dental Academic Staff Committee between 1982 and 2003 and was its chair between 1997 and 2003.
Adrian Hart was also honoured at the BDA’s Scotland Office and Scottish Council annual dinner in December, when he and Robert Donald were recognised for their long service and contributions to the BDA.
Both Adrian, who chairs the Scottish Council, and Robert, who is chair of the Scottish Dental Practice Committee, are standing down from their roles.
Guests at the dinner in Dunblane included BDA President Peter Dyer, BDA Principal Executive Committee Chair Mick Armstrong, and Vice Chair Eddie Crouch and the chairs and vice chairs of all the BDA’s Scottish Committees, as well as Chief Dental Officer for Scotland Margie Taylor, CBE.