Therapist Gail Marsh was added to the British Association of Dental Therapists’ Roll of Distinction at an awards ceremony last night (Thursday).
This is awarded for commitment and dedication to the dental therapy profession.
She was among a long list of leading practitioners from across the dental community who were honoured for their contribution to their profession at the sixth BDA Honours and Awards Dinner.
The ceremony, which was sponsored by the British Dental Trade Association (BDTA), included the presentation of awards by associations representing a range of dental professions, as well as the BDA’s own honours.
Gail was awarded the New Cross prize when she qualified as a dental therapist from New Cross, London in 1976.
She began her career working for the Community Dental Services. She then went on to take a number of teaching qualifications and started her teaching career working for Preston College delivering the Diploma in Dental Health.
In 1995, Cardiff Dental Hospital was the first training school to train and educate dental therapists since New Cross closed, and she became a dental therapist tutor for Cardiff that year.
In 2004, she became a tutor dental therapist for the University of Liverpool.
Throughout her career she has been an active member of the British Association of Dental Therapists, representing and promoting dental therapists as a valuable member of the dental team.